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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

Fuller's 1845Fuller's 1845

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

906 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%


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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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased two bottles of this at the LCBO; this was the first.

This beer pours a very attractive dark brown with orange and red highlights and a two-finger bubbly white head. Great fall colours, matching up with the leaves outside. Restrained aroma includes lots of bready malts, a bit of spiciness, and some mild fruit flavours (currents). Flavour is full of those same malts, with the moderate carbonation adding some additional perceived spiciness and a slight rye-like twang. Aftertaste is sweet but nowhere near cloying, and the finish is short. Full mouthfeel without being unecessarily oily.

Extremely drinkable beer that would be great on cask.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 19:27:23 | More by crwills
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Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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