Gale’s Seafarers Ale / Best Bitter / English Ale (Cask)

Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask: Regular.
Exported as George Gales Best Bitter
A new beer created from an old recipe in the Gales brewing book. Originally available as a seasonal in September, now a regular. A delightful beer full of spicy hop notes with a fruity maltiness.
Five pence from every pint of Seafarers Ale sold will be donated to Seafarers UK, a maritime charity.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (1272) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Cask. Very light, both in color and flavor, but also very pleasant. It’s balanced and subtle, with a refreshing, crisp maltiness and a light bit of floral hoppiness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3848) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2017
Tap (keg, but this ABV). Light amber with a small white head. Aroma of biscuit, peach, light spices. Light bodied certainly, but not quite watery. Biscuit, butterscotch. Fruit gets a little lost. Firm spicy bitterness at end Nice quaffable golden bitter. Very much the sort of beer you could have a pint of at lunchtime and still be useful in the afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (398) - AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
Cask. Golden copper color. Earthy and slightly fruity hop aroma, rich buttery caramel and biscuity malt. Awesome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlasgowTAD (1746) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2017
Cask at Euston Flyer. Pours clear golden with small unsteady white head. Aroma is weak pine. Taste is high bitter, grassy, heavy bready malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (2614) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2017
clear golden colour, moderate sized dense white head; aroma of floral, zesty and grainy notes with some fresh cut grass; taste of malty sweerness with honey, slight citrusy notes annd minimal bitterness; watery like a typical English bitter

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_head (44) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask, Mariners Great Yarmouth. Dark golden appearance with white foam head. Very little aroma, nothing really discernable. Tastes of slight caramel, citrus hint, apple, light honey and orange zest . Quite like the aftertaste, honey with orange zest although not too strong as to be expected for an ABV of 3.6 I guess. Not a bad beer. As an ex seafarer, I like the fact that the brewer makes a donation to the UK Seafarers charity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13864) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Cask. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. Boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12690) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Cask at The Chamberlain, London. Clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of spicy hops, malt, ripe dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
figolu47 (1) - FRANCE - FEB 17, 2017 does not count
medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, I really loved this beer (the first of my londonian weekend) it was a good surprise !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerNinjaUK (438) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Legacy rating. Pint at pub in London Sept 2016. Pours clear amber with fleeting foamy slightly off-white head. Quite bitter with doughy aroma, some spruce and faint floral notes. Ever so slightly salty.

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