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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

932 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 932
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 67
Gots: 23 | 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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barnzy78

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this on clearance, but didn't realize the "best before" date was 10/24/2008. Not a big deal - at 6.3% it should be just fine.

Poured a cloudy brownish-amber with a nice tan colored head. Aromas were sweet malts, ripe fruits such as cherries and grapes, along with a slight citrus scent. Mouth-feel was medium. Flavors were of bready and slightly biscuity malts, soured or over-ripened cherries, dried dark fruits, with a mild bitter, but finish. Overall, I cannot say I have had anything like this in the past, so I enjoyed it by uniqueness alone. I don't think being 5 months past it's best-before date affected the tasting at all. Probably wouldn't get it again, but it was worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 19:36:21 | More by barnzy78
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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..

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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.

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Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.