overall
38
63
style
Brewed by Fuller's
Style: Bitter
Chiswick, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
(Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki, on 2008-09-25) Golden. Clear. Medium sized white long lasting head. Yeasty, seawatery and fruity nose. Quite light palate, dryish, litte carbonation. Yeast, bitterness, salt water, malts and bit of fustyness in taste.

2.7
VastActiv (7734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask at Kittys, Helsinki. Originally rated 24082012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops, malts and bitterness.

3.3
SaintMatty (7603) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask (Platform Tavern, Southampton) - Copper coloured. Tea and caramel in the aroma. Malty and fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit and some slightly hoppy elements.

2.7
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Mad Bishop & Bear, Paddington Station on 1 May 2009. Only scooped this because I was dying to empty my bladder on returning from Reading and didn’t want to pay the station toilet fees. Clean gold colour. Sweetish with a little caramel. Some soft bitterness on the finish. A quite plain, if fairly pale, bitter - palatable but not very exciting.

3
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 16, 2009
on tap at Volo - Toronto as Gales Best Bitter
Appearance: clear amber , good shade , hint of brown on wall , fizzy light top.
Nose: Citric , sweet malts , clean , approachable , caramel malt , honey. 6+.
Flavor/Palate : Sweet , caramel , citric , light leafy character, bit watery at finish. Drinkable lighter malty brew with some bitter side to it.

3.4
HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
Cask. At The Eagle, City Road, London - yes, THAT Eagle, the one from the nursery rhyme. Top shape pint. Clear gold-amber with a decent creamy off-white cask head. Dry, almost chalky wildflower/marigold hop aroma, light wheaty grain, dusty, sneeze-inducing yeast (okay, that’s a stretch) - not too sweet at all. The taste was very smooth, dry, light but decent grainy malt, very lightly toasty, with a firm pungent floral hop finish. Average cask bitter body, more than average astringency, quite soft on the palate, with a reasonably long bitter slightly chalky linger. Very good, this really stood out for me among the same-samey bitter crowd - nice little bit of alpha acidity going on as well.

3.4
AshtonMcCobb (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2015
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - light green notes, flowers, lemon. Taste - more of the same. A light stalky note intrudes with a cardboard note abreast. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - this was part of three thirds and the other two were muchmore chilled which makes me think that this was the ffirst pour of the day and that it was sitting in the run overnight. It was still good though but it needs to be revisited

2.7
McTapps (6984) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
On cask at The Union Inn in Lewes. Pours out in a brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of hops and straw. Taste of light but bitter hops, citrus, nuts and spruce. Crispy finish. Not a bad one.

2.8
MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma: light malts. Appearance: light dark brown, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: mild, flat carbonation, light bitterness continues. Overall: nothing special, slightly above average bitter. Pint at Cat and Canary, Canary Wharf.

3.3
KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2007
Cask at the George and Devonshire, next to the brewery. Lots of maltiness, rather fruity. Some grassy hops. Not very exiting, really.


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