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Fuller's 1845 | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-16-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,015
Reviews:
703
Ratings:
1,130
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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Photo of unclekeith
3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CLSimps
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bomber poured into a nonic pint. A hazy brown (maybe mahogany?) color with a nice thick head that yielded persistent lacing throughout. Typical malty nose with a hint of dried fruit (raisins?) and very, very drinkable. Layers and layers of malt and toffee throughout with a hint of cocoa. Wow

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Photo of scream
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerbyDave35
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Really, and dangerously drinkable. Superb feel and a nice brown sugar and toffee profile in both nose and mouth, with strong bitterness at end

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Photo of MattSn
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Everydayoff
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy mahogany yet tawny brown in color, it tops with very thick fluffy khaki head that withstands with great retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting foamy layer atop and leaving lots of sticky lacing patch and spot here and there.

The aroma is so well mellow. It kick offs with sweet fruitcake and dried-fruit like a raisin. Beneath those aromas, there are also the layers of malty paradise that play the symphony of caramel, toffee, sugar, honey bread, biscuit, nut, and some toasted. Hop nicely joins in with its earthy spice together with a touch of crisp fruity yeast.

The wave of malt sweeps through the palate sensation without mercy. Fruitcake, caramel, toffee, sugar, honey bread, biscuit, nut, and some toasted just like the aroma together with yeasty ester of dried-fruit and crisp raisin. Hop provides its suggestion of earthy spice and some bitterness at the end together with some bitterness too from toasted malt and sweet caramel yet some residual fruitiness.

Full body with smooth mouthfeel and mild carbonation that is enough to carry all the things well, the feeling is well-rounded with a pleasantly dry finish. Please let it warm a bit to enjoy a full range of character.

Intense and complex old-school English Ale, malt takes the lead all along with its wide varieties of fruitcake, caramel, toffee, sugar, honey bread, biscuit, nut, and toasted. Hop and yeast also play an important role bringing big earthy spice and fruity dryness.

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Photo of Macamah
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium to dark orange brown with a thin, light khaki head that dissipates to a thin cap with light lacing. Aroma of biscuit and dry caramel malt, figs, raisins and brown bread. Flavor is deep biscuit and caramel malt, brown bread, dates, toffee and a hint of rye. Finishes with some slight rye tartness and nice lingering dark, biscuity malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A great, malty English style strong ale, leaning towards an old ale, but more dark fruit notes and a little lighter body. The fresh brown bread character fits in great with the maltiness. A full bodied, malty pleasure from a great English brewery.

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Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fullers '1845' @ 6.3% , served from a 500 ml bottle purchased for $4.50
A-pour is amber from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a medium beige head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-caramel & toffee , roasted malts
T-smooth with a strong swallow
MF-decent carbonation , full bodied
Ov-good beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of StormAles
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bombelsky
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber, clear. Mousse like off-white, 2 fingers foam, persisting. Fantastic lacing.
High malty-caramel aroma. Moderate fruity esters, raisins. Malty moderate-high sweet, rich, toffee, chocolate flavor. Moderate earthy, spicy hops flavor. Moderate bitterness.
Full body, oily, chewy, soft carbonation. Long lasting, medium dry finish.

Delicious

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

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treefig33
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oleg85
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: gives a deep bronze color. A medium top of creamy head that disolves quickly but leaves a small top. Nice sticky lacings on the glass.

S: roasted malts, caramel, tofee,bread, dried fruits,honey and some slight coffee notes.

T&F: starts of with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel with a high carbonation. Some dried dark fruits upfront with strong malt presence in the background.the finish gets more hoppy with a long bitterness in the aftertaste. Gives a bit of a warming feel after some sips.

O: a good and enjoyable beer from a brewery that almost always deliver decent beers. Nice to have tried it, but this is not really my type of beer so I probably would not buy it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of americancontrarian
4.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing dark cherry amber with crusty steady sandstone cap that doesn’t move. 4.25
Dark honey, butter, golden raisins and maybe some candied orange. 3.75
Golden biscuit, butterscotch, peachy esters, thin toffee, peanuts, tannic tea bag and some spicy hops that numb as they linger. 4
Almost medium, fizzy, some chew, smooth. 4

What to make of this… It’s understrength and lightweight for what I’d consider the style (though I’m not sure I could parse English Strong from English Barleywine blindfolded - hops, I guess?) There’s plenty of malt depth + ale esters going on, but it’s also a touch thin, which makes me want to gulp, not sip - the hops finish clean a bit too well - when it’s not really meant for that. At 9 months cellared it’s not getting any better, so left wanting somehow, in the end. 4

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Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,130 ratings
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