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Past Masters 1966 Strong Ale - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Past Masters 1966 Strong AlePast Masters 1966 Strong Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 6.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dcmchew on 11-11-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-29-2013 18:56:46 | More by roadhouse
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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-20-2014 00:06:37 | More by aztraz
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Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2014 20:12:29 | More by Anze
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

Drank from my Mane tulip

A - Pours a rich deep ruby/mahogany colour with a two fingered head that reduces slowly.

S - Nice aromas of sweet malts and a little bread.

T - Lots of dark fruits, bread. The booze is really well hidden. The finish is classic English style bitterness. Really impressed with the smoothness.

M - Medium to full body and low to medium carbonation.

O - Very impressive ESA. The smoothness and lack of ABV in the taste are the highlight.

12-24-2013 09:24:46 | More by eric5bellies
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-06-2014 21:24:58 | More by parintele
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-29-2014 03:46:56 | More by pin
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2013 19:56:43 | More by SimonTja
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sommersb

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Tasted On: 08-24-2014
Freshness: Best by 12-31-2016
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: Single from the brewery

Picked up this bottle when visiting the UK and taking the Fullers brewery tour (highly recommended).

Appearance is a clear beer, dark amber in color, with a couple of fingers of off-white head. Lacing is decent with a good amount of head retention.

Smells are delightful -- mostly malt notes come through with molasses, brown sugars and fruit such as ripened bananas. You can tell this will be a malt-forward brew by the nose.

The taste is very rich and malty; the sweetness of brown sugar and caramel malts dominate, with nods to vanilla beans and dark fruits such as raisins and figs. There's an earthy bitterness quality as well, but the hop bitterness is very low.

Full bodied and low in carbonation, it finishes sweet with loads of malt character and nice warming from the alcohol.

Overall I really enjoyed this strong ale. Makes a nice nightcap.

08-25-2014 04:13:43 | More by sommersb
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dansmcd

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-30-2013 12:19:26 | More by dansmcd
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-21-2013 17:14:11 | More by Evil_Pidde
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dcmchew

Romania

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours dark amber, beige head, not huge, but lasting for quite a while.
Smells of some dark fruit, dark bread, but not much else. A faint smokiness. Weird.
Taste evens things up. Huge caramel malts, with dark chocolate and milk&coffee notes, sweet toffee and molasses. There are also sweet dark fruit, red cherries, forest berries, plums, with a light acidic red apple, like sugar coated apples. The warm alcohol (no unpleasant booziness) and the low carbonation, along with the dark fruit, create a brandy-like feel, though encumbered by the heavy dark malts, somewhat cloying (the Fuller's site states that the recipe even includes maize, so yeah). Beside the roast there's also a faint smokiness, a faint "bacon" undertone, like in a Rauchbier. Hops are typically English (Fuggles & Goldings), herbal and bitter in the finish, punching through the syrupy feel, which is nice. Notes of dry tobacco later on.
Certainly unique and interesting, but i found this brew a bit too malt-heavy. Maybe to cover up the alcohol (perfectly), but it also covered some elements that i look for in an English ale. Or maybe i just didn't want to consider it a sipper. Still a great ale, can't really say if it's better or worse than the other Past Masters, because it's way too different.

11-11-2013 17:13:52 | More by dcmchew
Past Masters 1966 Strong Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.