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Fuller's 1845 - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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991 Ratings

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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 76
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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McBastard, Jul 01, 2013
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e30todamax, Nov 29, 2012
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ChrisKuhns, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a mostly clear orange-reddish copper color. One and a half inch off-white head that rises above the rim of the glass and sinks down to a centimeter and holds up well throughout leaving nearly perfect lacing.

Aroma is caramel forward with lots of fruitiness reminiscent of figs and plums. A slight amount of nuttiness and a trace of chocolate.

Taste is initially kind of caramelly but not very long as the figs and plums from the aroma quickly take over. Midway through there is a fairly substantial spicy hop profile that enters the mix and combines with a slight chocolaty roastiness.

Mouthfeel is medium in body, medium carbonation, and quite smooth drinking.

Never really had anything from the English Strong Ale style before but this is some good stuff. Very complex flavors that I didn't expect. If you like English ales give this one a go.

roadhouse, Dec 14, 2008
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Slatetank, May 23, 2013
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wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A lovely, classy 16.9 oz/500ml bottle poured to a nonic pint glass. Best Before: 29/AUG/08 - purchased at Cost Plus World Market.

A: Nearly clear amber-brown crowned with a pillowy light-tan head, about 2-fingers worth. Great attentuation, holding for several minutes before receding to a denser cream. Loads of lace, sticking in clumpy bits.

S: Sweeter maltiness, has lightly spicy notes around toasted nuts and a crusty bread graininess. Mildly fruity and a little tart.

T: Big bready malt, lightly toasted and quite dry. Yeasty, a little dirty/peaty tasting, too. Lemony and herbally sharp hoppiness backs up that malt and balances superbly.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great balance, clean, dry finish.

D: My first taste of this fine ale, definitely not the last.

msubulldog25, Sep 24, 2007
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kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
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poskok, May 31, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber-brown color, hazy. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thick frothy head, looks very creamy. Leaves a very nice lacing behind.

Milk chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, toffee.

Creamy malts up front, caramel, toffee, ripe prune, smoked wood, bitter walnut, sweet finish. Creamy body, semi-dry aftertaste, smooth, soft carbonation.

mjurney, Nov 18, 2012
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BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
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Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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uturn, Oct 30, 2014
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LuckyJohn, Jul 18, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear deep chestnut tone. A sticky yet creamy beige head retains very well and laces in sheets. Sweet candy like aroma. Carmalized sugar. Malty sweetness. Very nice. My palate recognizes a big toffee presence first and foremost. Then I notice some sweet undertones like cotton candy, plum and sweet malt. Spice tones accent nicely. I don't think they spice this beer, but there seems to be a cinamon presence to me. Some slight lingering bitterness remains on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. Body is about medium-full. Easy drinking. If ever there was a good "session" strong ale, this would be it.

Fuller's impresses again.

Bighuge, Dec 12, 2002
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DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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Thunderballroom, Nov 28, 2012
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Noodleboyg, Aug 11, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured in a chalice

A: Beautiful bottle art. Nice and imposing Fuller's style. Also beautiful amber color with a beige head formed when poured. Small retention but many lacings left

S: Sweet and fruity smell. Caramel and malts are evident. Notes of brown bread and grapes. A bit of citrus hops in the end

T: Very malty and Brit but also fruity. Bit sweet upfront followed by quite citrus hoppy end. Absolutely easy to drink. Impossible to imagine its medium ABV

M: Medium body. A bit molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Delicious bitterness

O: Great Beer

eduardolinhalis, Aug 21, 2011
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osofresh, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive read some great reviews about 1845 and was quite excited to try it.
Poured my bottle into my favorite pint glass. I first noticed the the deep dark reddish color followed by the frothy white head. The head dissipated to a thin whispy covering on the top.
The scent of malt hit me right after I open the bottle. Very powerfull and full. Smell was of malt; sweet and carmel like. Also some butterscotch like scents mixed in with the floral and somewhat herbal like smells from the hops. So much to smell. Taste much like the scent very powerfull. Sweet and malty hints of carmel and floral like in the aftertaste. Nice bittering to offset the initial sweetness. A very well balanced beer IMO. I really enjoyed this one. Mouthfeel was perfect not to much carbonation and not to smooth just right. Awesome beer!

HochFliegen, Apr 20, 2006
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FreshZ, Apr 19, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber red with great head retention and beautiful lacing.
The nose is strongly fruity with a good dose of caramel malt. The hops are in the background and are pretty floral and herbal.
The taste is strongly fruity upfront. Apples and raisins mostly. The malt is caramel and sweet and very nicely balanced with the bitter hops. The finish is very dry and bitter.
Medium bodied and a very soft carbonation. This beer is bottle conditioned and the mouthfeel shows it totally.

Fantastic beer, a lot of character, similar flavours to a stout than most english strong ales. Fuller's never lets me down.

EatsTacos, Nov 18, 2008
Fuller's 1845 from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
92 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.