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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

991 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 77
Gots: 40 | 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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4.84/5  rDev +17.8%

A classic from one of the all time great breweries. Hard to find, so make sure to pick one up if you see it.

Wobbly, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of eskilgh
4/5  rDev -2.7%

From 500 ml bottle bought in Norway.

Brass-copper color with a thin lacing of head.

The hops give a soft spicy aroma - reminiscent of smoked paprika. Toasted malts are also present, a long with some dark fruity aromas.

Drinking it the first i taste are the hops which is followed by malt and ester flavours similar to what the aroma was like. Finishes with a pleasant medium-low mild bitterness. Kind of hard to differentiate the different tastes since they meld together so well.

Overall a really well balanced beer with solid malt profile that finishes dry enough that you can several pints of it. Really good!

eskilgh, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

trevorpost, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

parintele, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

trebbates, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Recondopf, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

CraftDanny, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Jovian00, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

OKCNittany, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Gastrick, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

LuckyJohn, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

MattXT, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Anjfairy, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

GRG1313, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
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 sticking to the inside 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.

LagerCognoscenti, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ChicagoBeerMan12, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

AndreBileski, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BobbyDigitali, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

patre_tim, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

mrcraft, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

zenithberwyn, Jun 13, 2014
Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.