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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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941 Ratings

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 69
Gots: 24 | 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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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-22-2012 09:58:21 | More by dprophet
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-18-2012 16:14:49 | More by patroy
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-22-2013 16:39:06 | More by Benesi88
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-06-2012 23:10:00 | More by shagal
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya


4/5  rDev -2.7%

Appearance: Beautiful ruby, brown body with a healthy level of carbonation running throughout the glass. The head was very fluffy and uncontroled. A sticky lace was left all over my glass.

Smell: Thick maltiness was dominant in this one. A caramel hint was found behind the low aroma hops. A very full, in your face, sweet dough-like aroma is holding its own. This is a very enjoyable smelling beer that is not overpowered by hops or spice.

Taste: A sweet, candied malt is definately the welcoming taste on this one. The sweetness quickly turns to a dry bitterness from some, kick ass, bittering hops. This is very well balanced from start to finish.

Mouthfeel: Sweetness followed by a refreshing dryness. Full of body but isn't hanging in the stomach like an Impy stout.

Drinkability: Easy to guzzle this stuff and not even realize it. I can't say I would make it my session beer, but a few rounds to get the night going would be perfect.

06-29-2005 01:13:56 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

18.6oz. bottle poured into a Fuller's nonick pint glass. It pours a very dark ruby red color with two fingers of head. There is a tad bit of lace left. The smell is fairly malty and sweet with caramel. There is some alcohol to the nose as well. The taste starts off very malty with some toffee and nuttiness coming through. The finish contains a small dose of hops and alcohol. The mouthfeel is fairly nice and strong. The drinkability is also fairly nice. Not a bad brew from Fuller's.

08-14-2003 04:00:04 | More by SheepNutz
Photo of keithmurray

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

16.9 oz bottle poured into a mug

Appearance - dark ruby red colour with khaki colored head

Smell - Toffee, caramel, honey

Taste - Caramel, honey, toffee, malts, whole grains, slight presence from hops

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, highly carbonated, slightly sweet upfront, enough bitterness in the finish to let you know the hops are there, fairly smooth going down, slight mineral quality in this as well

Overall - This is a solid, well crafted, reasonably priced beer that I would happily drink again

Price Point - $3.99/16.9oz bottle

09-15-2012 22:12:36 | More by keithmurray
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured deep copper-amber with a big sturdy head. Huge aroma, burnt toast, toffee, chocolate, very appetizing.Taste is a nice big smack of sweet caramel, bitter chocolate, and a sour fruityness in the background. Feels chewy and full in the mouth.

What do you want when you aren't in the mood for a stout, but aren't in the mood for light crisp beer either?

You want this stuff. Very fine ale.

02-25-2007 21:21:01 | More by alexskovan
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-16-2014 19:52:22 | More by MattXT
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2012 00:05:56 | More by thegrifter
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Best By Date July 2009; Sampled February 2008
Pours with a frothy, three finger thick, light tan colored head that leaves a light, layered lace pattern as it slowly recedes. The beer is a dark amber color, but shows a brilliantly clear, ruby-amber color when held up to the light. Slightly earthy hop notes, ample marmalade aromatics, with a deep, rich, yet secondary to the hop, malt character. The hop notes get a touch metallic towards the end, but if you dig around a bit a substantial malt character kicks in that contributes aromas of fresh baked soda crackers, hearty bread notes and toasty grain aromatics. Running throughout is a sweet, caramelized malt backbone that provides aroma of toffee and some berry notes. The last being accented by the hop notes as well. This has a really nice mix of malt and hop character, while it is initially hop dominated, the malt character is substantial and at times even overtakes the hop character in its depth.

Sweet and then frothy, the beer is a bit too carbonated, but this is a much better thing than being under carbonated as a quick swirl releases the excess. Equal matched notes of mixed berries and marmalade provide a fruity start and middle to this beer that is offset by sharp, lightly herbal hop notes, a touch of sweet spice and a mild, though contributing, balance-necessary, bitterness. The finish has both this hop character as well as a dry, toasty grain note and a fresh baked, yet well fermented bread flavor. Wow, as this warms up a bit, it starts to pick up some significantly darkened grain notes, certainly not roasted, but it is significantly toasted in its flavor. The amber malt, really distinctly adds to the finish of this beer; it dries the finish out and provides an amped up, well browned, bread crust flavor to this brew.

This has a really nice hop character to it; this seems to be an evolution of the Fuller's ESB. I like that the hop character is a mix of marmalade and fruit notes coupled with a nice green, herbal note, all the while accented by sweet grain and ultimately offset by hop bitterness and interesting, substantial toasted malt notes in the finish. While not as strong as I was thinking it would be, this is certainly quite drinkable, which more than makes up for that.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

02-24-2008 04:48:22 | More by Gueuzedude
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Presentation: 1 pt .9 fl oz, "Bottle Conditioned", ABV and best by date clearly marked - this is a bit out of date.

Appearance: Deep reddish brown color, nice tan colored head. Good retention.

Smell: Some dark fruit and malt sweetness.

Taste: All kinds of things going on here - quite a bit of malt flavor, as well as some dark fruit, a bit of butter.

Overall impression: Plenty of interesting flavors - this one got even better as it warmed up.

06-13-2007 01:09:34 | More by rowew
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-04-2013 19:18:48 | More by lehueve
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Beer bottle (50 Cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : reddish color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : malty and flowery hops aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : rich roast malt, with bitter aftertaste.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style English Strong Ale.

04-30-2011 19:40:04 | More by thierrynantes
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

This poured out as a nice looking amber color with a pretty big strong looking white head on top. The smell was pretty mellow, some sweet earthy malts on the nose really a good smelling beer. The taste of the beer is slightly sweet upfront that fades into a really nice bitter finish. The mouthfeel is very smooth and highly drinkable. Overall this is one of my favorite from Fuller's.

08-18-2011 01:16:27 | More by Knapp85
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-04-2012 06:54:22 | More by strongaf
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-07-2013 23:14:04 | More by elchingen
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-09-2013 19:21:42 | More by mrfrancis
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-02-2011 01:49:52 | More by falcon1
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

I've always thought this is one of the finest British imports. Finally gotten around to reviewing it. It pours a dark amber-brownish color with a not too thick tan head. The color goes along with the substantial nature of the beer itself, making it a good representation. It smells of malt and fruit, with a slight caramel aroma to boot. Not a terribly strong smelling beer, but pleasant none the less. Tastes bold, with a deep and malty flavor, distinguished by more than hints of caramel. A slightly bitter aftertaste is completed by a chocolate-type finish. Very flavorful!! Mouthfeel is thick and sweet, with a good deal of carbonation. Overall this is a good and tasty beer. To me it is a good beer to begin the night, before moving on to hoppier session brews. One at a time is enough for me. But to each his own.

07-27-2005 19:00:04 | More by macpapi
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-02-2014 01:21:12 | More by AndreBileski
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a clear red color with moderate carbonation and a nice half inch head. Smell is mild, but is sweet and estery. Taste is sweet, slightly fruity and a little estery too; somewhat complex. It goes down very smoothly being very malty, but has a extremely bitter aftertaste. This is wonderfully beer, but some might miss the complex taste being distracted by the high amount of hops in this one.

11-05-2007 07:13:17 | More by DrainBamage
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-02-2013 14:34:18 | More by dcmchew
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-29-2014 00:44:49 | More by TX-Badger
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-19-2012 02:45:53 | More by t0rin0
Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.