Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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1,001 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,001
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 78
Gots: 44 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Considering I'm not a huge fan of English Imported beer I found this one to be an excellent surprise. But then again, Fuller's seems to posess a quality that is quite different from other English brewers I've tated. Fuller's 1845 doesn't seem to have much head when poured into my glass. It has an almost roasty carmel color to it. The aroma is that of English ales, but the tast tends to be unique compared to that of other English ales. I great one in my opinion.

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

It's quite fine, though timid for a Strong Ale. Yea, it's very malty. Yea, its very bold and firm. Yea, it's very complex and varying. But, it just lacks strength, power, and maturity. Looks a very deep amber / copper color with a (fresh) carbonation that is over compensated for it's style. Taste, however, is boldly malty, balanced with earthy hops, and heavy on the bredy / yeastiness. Age should bring a melded maltiness, smooothness, rich, and heavy characters that are now masked with youth. Will improve with a year of cellering, but now, a bit too young.

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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.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber color with 1/2" tan head & little lacing

S - Dark fruits, cinnamon & bread

T - Taste of cinnamon & dark fruits on the first sip, with a dry hoppy finish

M - Creamy & smooth with dry finish. Medium carbonation

D - Good drinkable beer at a reasonable price

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting brew. Bright, brownish color with a foamy tan head that shows good retention.
Good nose with some fruitiness, sweet malt and mild hoppiness.
Medium body, with mild carbonation.
The interesting flavor starts with a somewhat sweet fruitiness, malty sweetness and then perhaps even some tartness. It all finishes with a dry hoppiness that is not overpowering, making for a pleasant and easy to drink ale.
I would like to have one more to settle a few issues, but all in all, a good beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle (best by 9-22-2010, drank on 9-6-2010) into Samuel Adams sensory pint glass. 2 finger off-white small bubbled head reduces to 1/2 cm head that sticks around with spotty lacing left behind as the beer is drunk. Slightly hazy dark amber color with a ruby tinge.

Aroma of brown sugar/molasses, lightly medicinal lemon, frosted cinammon raisin roll; the aromas are a little on the weak side and disappointing. Taste is lightly tart lemon honey, very bready malt, light orange rind bitterness that comes up towards the finish with a orange and molasses sweetness too. Hints of raisin, dates, and banana are in there too. Lasting threads of light roasty bitterness, big breadiness, and sweet orange through the long finish. Medium low carbonation and medium body.

Appearance and aroma were disappointing but misleading versus the taste which was pleasantly good. A little on the sweet side but very easy to drink. Almost like a liquid beer version of fruit bread w/molasses. I dunno if it was because of the age, but it wasn't for the tired aroma, this would've rated a bit higher. This is quite good and I'd definitely drink it again. Would be interested to try it in London at the source!

Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 1,001 ratings.