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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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942 Ratings

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Ratings: 942
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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3/5  rDev -27%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%

Its a Fullers kind of evening and this one finally emerges from my cellar. Poured into an old school English pint glass, this venerable and potent ale is a reddish amber hue with a nice solid tan head that reminds one of lighter-colored sponge toffee. My wife wondered "what was wrong with it". Haha! Aroma is expectedly rich and malty, with some spicy esters and tangy Goldings hops combining to evoke rich fruitcake and dried apricots. Palate is correspondingly rich and complex, with a gorgeous honeyed malt flavor and a rather light body. Does coat the mouth and the earthy, woody finish lingers for quite a while. Some shortbread, sponge toffee, treacle, and tree nuts (pecans?) provide the sweet, dark backdrop but there is also a bright, almost sour fruitiness like cranberries and even a whiff of smoke. The alcohol is well-concealed but it does peek through to add yet another layer of complexity. Certainly reminds one of its big brother Fuller's Vintage, albeit brighter, fruitier, and maybe less multifactorial ... Still, why compare? This one stands on its own considerable merits.

01-13-2014 03:38:53 | More by CalgaryFMC
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-27-2013 01:21:58 | More by curewhatalesu
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -27%

12-21-2013 12:03:16 | More by redrommy
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

(bottle best by Sept 1st 2011 - has presumably been refrigerated for quite awhile at my place of work - in other words, I work at a Belgian beer bar and this beer rarely gets sold, hence my presumptuousness... poured in a fat snifter-tulip)

A: wonderfully sea-foamy creme-colored head billows up from early in the pour, slowly deflating to a rather pleasant healthy smatter of spongy bubbles atop the liquid and climbing up the sides of the glass to the rim, with some scattered lace... deep-murky tawny hue that clears a bit warmer.... the liquid appears to flow fairly clear from the bottle until the last 3/4" - beware of yeast nuggets...

S: dependably typical of strong British imports of the like - redolent of stewed ripe apples and cinnamon, a touch of caramel-kissed wafer cookie, and no discernible hops.... nicely potent overall fruitiness.... no boozy notes until it warms and then it's only as you open your mouth and go in to sip

T: dense, moderately caramel-rich malt foundation with an immediately apparent nuance of an enhanced browned-crust toastiness (probably the amber malt),... definitely a sipper, but very much moreish.... as it warms, the flavors balance out well with some alcohol, hop bitterness, and mineral flavors combining to subdue the initial malt dominance.... esters preside in the background start-to-finish

M: light-medium bodied, smooth, and clean.... minimal residual malty stickiness on the palate... a mild numbing sting on the tip of the tongue, perhaps from a tiny portion of mutant buds

O: flavors I've come to expect from Fullers, though this one has a bit more intriguing complexity compared to some of their Vintage ales I've tried.... their aged beers/bottles can be a bit of a crap shoot with quality and stability but, when they're on, they're often some of the finest ales around, and certainly some of my favorites of those UK brews more readily available over here

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

A 500 ml bottle poured into a Nonic Imperial pint glass (an absolute thing of beauty).

Appearance - A rusty color. Hazy. Big head that never completely disappears. Good but not great stickage.

Smell - Initially, I detected a bready note but this is quickly followed up by a floral aroma.

Taste - Like the nose, the initial flavor is toasted malt followed, quickly, by the presence of mildly bitter hops. This balance between the two is perfect!

Mouth - The above mentioned flavors, along with a fine yet noticeable carbonation, make for an ale with a top-notch mouthfeel.

Overall - Despite the growth of cask conditioned ales available here in the colonies, very few (I can count them on one hand) duplicate the smell, body, and flavor of the great real ales of England. This beer allows those of you who have not made the trip to England to better understand what the rest of us are talking about. 1845 is not an exact duplicate of those hand-pumped ales (it doesn't possess the silky smooth carbonation of a real ale) but the flavors are all there. What a treat!!!

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%

Caramel and toffee notes, followed by a mix of cooked fruits, jam, and raisin take a hold of your nose, and invite you to take a sip of this exemplary version of an English strong ale. All of the notes present in the aroma, are revisited in the flavor. The caramel and toffee flavors are only enhanced by the fantastic -almost cream-like mouth feel. The light toffee and dried fruits/ esters linger into the after palate, followed by the mild bitterness of the English hops used.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

A-dark, clear amber with a big foamy white head with good retention. No carbonation.

S-Deep malt, sweet caramel and dark fruit

T-the smell echoes strongly in the taste. There's a pleasing, indescribable aspect to it.

M- rich and full on the palette

O- an excellent strong ale. Everything you want for this style.

11-06-2013 00:58:15 | More by delta490
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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