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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

926 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 65
Gots: 21 | 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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Reviews by Greywulfken:
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Greywulfken

New York

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: into a pint, deep red-amber brown beer with a very subtle vague haze, thick fat tan head that left scattered bits of lace

S: fruits and spice

T: biscuits and subtle fruit jams - maybe orange marmalade notes - hints of anise and sherry

M: smooth, bitter, slightly tacky, slightly coating

O: Fuller Smith & Turner are not going to make mistakes - these people have been brewing on site for over 300 years. This is a classy beer - makes me think, "working man's beer" - as in, something you quaff in a pub after a day of labor that brings as much toughness and heart to the brew as you do to the work day. Quality craftsmanship.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 17:03:00 | More by Greywulfken
More User Reviews:
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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruby red colour. Great head and excellent lacing to the ned of the glass. Varied bubble sizes.

Smell is of nougat, malt, herbal spiciness. A bit of booze.

Taste is similar to aroma. Fruitcake, nougat, raisins. Malty sweetness well balanced with not inconsiderable bitterness..

Mouthfeel is perfect. Some carbonation..Bottle conditioning has helped the texture of this beer.

Overall a fantastic English strong ale. Some will say it would be better on cask but I have not yet tasted a better beer than this on cask in any English pub. Complex, deeply flavoured but well balanced and ultimately satisfying. A great advert for the refined craftsmanship of the Fuller's brewery.

My mark out of one hundred would be 92.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 13:32:51 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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ChicagoBeerMan12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-08-2014 03:03:37 | More by ChicagoBeerMan12
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AndreBileski

Brazil

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-02-2014 01:21:12 | More by AndreBileski
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a straight-sided glass.

Appearance - Deep brown with some reddish flecks. Nice off-white head. Settles to a medium collar.

Smell - Kinda generically malty. Lightly fruity. Very light hop aroma.

Taste - Toasty and caramel malt. Bitterness comes and goes. Finishes with a dry woody bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - As with many of these beers, it's greater than the sum of its parts. A very pleasant beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 03:12:45 | More by Alieniloquium
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-27-2014 16:14:31 | More by sammyg832
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BobbyDigitali

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-25-2014 23:42:39 | More by BobbyDigitali
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patre_tim

China

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-23-2014 03:00:53 | More by patre_tim
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-19-2014 18:34:34 | More by mrcraft
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RHB33

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-17-2014 21:47:24 | More by RHB33
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zenithberwyn

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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FLima

Brazil

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mahogany color with a thick beige head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Nice malty aroma with notes of English hops, cinnamon, dry fruits and caramels.
Bold flavor with notes of charred oak, caramel, raisins, multiple spices, lots of earthy hops, light tangy citrus, molasses, cocoa, tea leaves, their trademark yeast and crust bread. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with weak carbonation.
This is a very fine Ale, very well crafted and bold on flavors with good complexity. Above my initial expectations. A must for malt lovers.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 02:53:50 | More by FLima
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Soterios

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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mcrawford

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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JohnnyK

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-18-2014 18:31:57 | More by windypete
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-18-2014 00:53:25 | More by SkinniePost
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Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.