Fuller's Old Winter Ale | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

Fuller's Old Winter AleFuller's Old Winter Ale
BA SCORE
3.89/5
103 Ratings
Fuller's Old Winter AleFuller's Old Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,311
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
103
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of Dentist666
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper beer with medium-sized beige head, moderate retention.
Smell - nuts, caramel, dried fruits.
Taste - spices, dried fruits, caramel malts.
Medium body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of monkist
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Labirratorium. In Ikea's pint glass. Reading JHTP11 Ch24. At first seems a bit flat, with just a slight nuttyness, but as warms up becomes more noticeable and better.

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Photo of Houborg1
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hanyuu
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear copper-red with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-strawberries,plums,raisins,dates,slightly spicy,biscuity,fruitcake
T:
-spicy,slight coffee,plums,raisins,dates,grassy,nutty
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
Good overall, but very light and hoppy for a Winter seasonal.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craftbeersweden
2.89/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, dark amber with a small beige head.

Nose: Nuts, malt, caramel and toffee.
Taste: A lot of malt. Dried fruit. Caramel. Bread and grain.
Mouth: Very dry. A little tea-like bitterness. Light body. Medium carbonation.

It´s absolutely ok but not what I want...
I think I have a few bottles left. Maby they will pair better with some Christmass food - We'll see!

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Photo of PatricLind
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinivini
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTuomi
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeter
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is caramel and spice.
The taste has nice caramel sweet to start with an interesting bitterness in the middle to end.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Fairly enjoyable except for the odd bitter flavor.

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Photo of TheGrunt
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall very good winter ale!

Very dark brown color with a hint of red. Smell has chocolade and spring meadow in it. Medium or average carbonation, quite light foam after pouring from the bottle. Taste is fruity, but not sweet and very round overall. This is very easy dark winter ale, that has no negative features, but at the same time perhaps lacks a bit personality and punch? Still, a very good beer and four from me!

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Photo of shigg85
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of AVisserman
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Stigh
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BKotch
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ShawnL
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Fuller's Old Winter Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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