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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-16-2000)
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Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from Sainsbury's...

Poured a dark coppery amber colour... Creamy head pours quite thick then faded to thin layer. Some patchy lacing...

Aroma - Nice biscuity malts, toffee notes, spicy fruits (raisins, oranges, figs), light peppery notes, spicy hops, grassy notes, some rubbery traces...

Taste – Nice spicy / peppery hops, definite biscuity / bready malts, spicy fruits (raisins), light treacle sweetness...

Feel - Oily smoothness with some light sharpness underneath... Medium bodied. Very drinkable...

Overall - A very good beer....Recommended...

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

A: Pours a clear medium dark amber in color with some garnet red highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a dense quarter finger that evenly covers the entire surface of the beer. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of malty sweetness including caramel and toasted malts

T: This beer is quite malty with notes of toasted and caramel malt sweetness as well as some nutty flavors. Light notes of fruity yeasts near the finish and just a touch of earthiness. Very light bitterness that fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Extremely smooth.

O: Extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable - just shy of sessionable but that is because of the higher ABV. Nice complexity to the flavor.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of sinistersteve
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
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%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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