Beer No. 8 1845

Beer Type:  Strong Ale

ABV:             6.3%

Brewer:      Fuller’s

Bottle conditioned:  Yes

Bottle size:  500 ml

Country of origin:  England

What the label says:

First brewed in 1995 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Fuller, Smith & Turner, this bottle conditioned recipe is inspired by the original Fuller’s brewing books.  The Amber malt and Golding hops combine to create a delicious fruitcake aroma.

What the Beerdrinker says:

A dark, complex beer, which in addition to the fruitcake mentioned on the label has a nose that comprises honey, treacle, blackberries and toast.  It has a sour, earthy taste and is exceptionally bitter, but with strong caramel overtones.  The taste of the beer remains on the tongue for a considerable period after it has been swallowed.

An ideal beer to drink while enjoying a ploughman’s lunch.

Rating:  (our ratings guide)

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