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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,019 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,019
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 84
Gots: 50 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-16-2000

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Brewndruid
4/5  rDev -2.7%

I will buy this again. I think maybe I had it too cold. Finishing the last bits warm gave me more of the flavor everyone raves about.
I know this is a uality ale, if Fuller's can't do it, whocan?

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in my beer inbox for quite a while.. poured a brown caramel colour with a light brown small head. Aromas of caramel. Tastes of caramel, roasted nut & slight spice. There is lacings left on the edge of the glass the more you drink, which is fairly quickly because I'm really enjoying this!

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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of JackieKu
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice tannish and creamy head that dissipates moderately. The beer itself is a clear orangish brown. The beer smell has strong bread notes and nice toasted malt notes as well as a light and bitter hop note that is concealed under the other notes. The beer taste is phenomenal. The bitter hop notes are stronger than in the smell and works very well to balance out the same toasted notes present in the smell. However, the malted notes are a bit weaker and not as diverse. The malt notes have a slight caramel note and a lightly toasted bread taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a very light carbonation despite the vigorous head. Overall, a fantastic beer and nice to sit down with after a tough day at work.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Carpathia
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful looking beer with a nice, malty smell and taste. Smooth all the way down. This one's a keeper. The beer is unusually clear for a bottle conditioning.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, rich, garnet color with a restrained off-white head, borderline creamy in nature. Retention isn't strong but it dissipates evenly and leaves no real lacing behind.
Smell is malty with notes of oak and dark fruits, light spices and a whiff of hops. Phenomenal balance.
Taste is more of the same, malt, fruits, wood, light spice and hops and a wee bit of chocolate hanging in the background. Again, the balance is amazing, just world class.
Medium bodied with an assertive effervescence up front. Dry finish, warming, and quite a bit smoother than I would have guessed. A really great beer.
Oddly, it says on the label it's bottle conditioned but there is no evidence of yeast in the bottle or the glass.

Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 1,019 ratings.