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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

971 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 971
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 70
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-16-2000)
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Photo of PorterLambic
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, rich, garnet color with a restrained off-white head, borderline creamy in nature. Retention isn't strong but it dissipates evenly and leaves no real lacing behind.
Smell is malty with notes of oak and dark fruits, light spices and a whiff of hops. Phenomenal balance.
Taste is more of the same, malt, fruits, wood, light spice and hops and a wee bit of chocolate hanging in the background. Again, the balance is amazing, just world class.
Medium bodied with an assertive effervescence up front. Dry finish, warming, and quite a bit smoother than I would have guessed. A really great beer.
Oddly, it says on the label it's bottle conditioned but there is no evidence of yeast in the bottle or the glass.

PorterLambic, Wednesday at 08:35 PM
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark red color. The head is three fingers high, with a khaki shade. Retention is excellent, and the texture has a craggy thickness to it. Lots of lacing is left on the glass, as well.

Smell: This has some of the best caramel notes I've ever encountered in an amber ale - it's richly sweet, subtly chocolaty, and even slightly fruity. The back of the bottle suggests the aroma is like fruitcake, and they're honestly not lying. Dark fruits appear, as well as some earthy hop tones. Seriously one of the most enrapturing aromas I've encountered in a long while - made better by the fact that is ISN'T some 20% triple-barrel aged imperial coconut stout. (4.5)

Taste: A bit disappointing following the nose. It starts off with all those wonderful caramel-laden fruits, but it also finishes fairly bitter from notes of earth, tobacco, and woodsy hoppiness. There's also a strong mineral note on the back end. After a few sips, I learn to re-align my expectations, and start to realize how wonderfully balanced this one is. Still not as amazing as the nose, but very tasty regardless. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Wow, this beer is dry. Dry to the point of being astringent, even. Still, it does an excellent job of combining an easygoing nature with a rich, full body. Carbonation is slightly low, befitting of an English ale. (3.75)

Overall: This had a seriously incredible aroma; the flavor profile, while still impressive, couldn't stack up. It's still a great representation of the English strong ale (a style I'm not exactly keen on, mind you), one that uses caramel malts better than many other beers out there. (4)

3.98/5: I could - and would - drink this one all night in a pub

ThisWangsChung, Oct 16, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev 0%

This is a very nice beer that pours a dark brown body. There is a sweet malt characteristic in the taste and flavor. This beer also has a tingle on the back of the throat and the jaw as it goes down.

gtermi, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Nice dark red/brown color with good off-white head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is bitter with sweetness in finish. Long bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

Sinfull, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Awesome!

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Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.