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From: Fullers

ABV: 5.5%

Quality Ales Rating:7.77 from 11 reviews

From: barthez - 808 Rank: Major General Hogs Head
Rating: 8.00
This is an excellent beer for all the malty beer lovers. Strong with plenty of flavours. A must try.
Submited On: 2005-01-31
From: joeh - 5 Rank: Corporal Quart
Rating: 9.00
Cask conditioned from various pubs, most recently the Bell in High Wycombe (Fuller's tied house). Very malty, some fruit and a little sweetness with biterness afterwards. The body and complexity of this is such that any beer drunk afterwards is killed in the flavour department.
Submited On: 2004-07-31
From: Nick - 2468 Rank: Field Marshall Tun
Rating: 7.50
A wonderful full rich malty ale. This is one of fullers finest and should be appreciated rather than just drunk. Malt predominates and is well balnced with just the right amount of bitterness. Not an ideal summer ale this is one to be savoured on a cold winters night.
Submited On: 2004-07-31
From: Sigmund - 395 Rank: Colonel Barrel
Rating: 8.50
One of the best bitters around. Rerate: Cask conditioned at the Blackbird, Earls Court, London. Copper coloured, no head, minimal carbonation. Moderate aroma, initial mellow flavour, then a dominant but pleasant hoppiness.
Submited On: 2004-10-19
From: K Folwell - 3457 Rank: Head Of Allied Command
Rating: 8.00
Fullers flagship ale. Strong malty flavour with a good hop presence. Full bodied and strong tasting. Long raw/roasted bitter finish.
Submited On: 2005-04-22
From: matt635 - 431 Rank: Colonel Barrel
Rating: 8.50
This reminded me quite alot of London Pride, only better. Good alround flavour, and a good balance of malt and hops is evident in the taste. It's a decent strength and is easy to drink, what more could you want?
Submited On: 2005-05-02
From: kevin b - 112 Rank: Captain Firkin
Rating: 7.50
really enjoyed this pint goog colour nice rich hoppy aroma and full flavour,quite smooth for a strong ale
Submited On: 2005-10-10
From: dirtydetko - 21 Rank: Sergeant Gallon
Rating: 6.00
A nice, enjoyable beer, but fails to leave a lasting impression on my memory
Submited On: 2007-05-09
From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 8.00
This is more like it - especially for us Scots when visiting down south! A fantastic example of a traditional English full strength bitter. First tasted this in Farnham, in August 1984. Red amber in colour with a thick tight white head and a faint dusty chocolate aroma. Powerful smack of fruity malt in the booming mouthfeel. Rich mix of cake flavours with fruit loaf base, ripe syrupy dates and orange peel notes. Vinous aftertaste with oak cask sherry notes, roasted grain and dry hop resin combine well to give a big rounded finish. An all year round session ale which has maintained its unique character for many years.
Submited On: 2007-09-22
From: anth - 254 Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Kilderkin
Rating: 6.00
[On draught at the Fisherman's Cottage, Reading] Unmistakeable Fullers flavour, with a bit of extra malt and a slight hint of marmalade. A hint of dry oakiness in the aftertaste, but otherwise there isn't a lot going on here. Given the strength (very high for a draught bitter) I had expected something rather special. Instead I was disappointed to find it had less depth of flavour than the weaker London Pride. It does go down dangerously easily (as seems to be the case with all Fullers beers), but leaves rather a syrupy mouthfeel.
Submited On: 2008-03-19

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