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Fuller's Gales Prize Old Ale

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Fuller's Gales Prize Old Ale

Brand
Fuller's
Expression
Gales Prize Old Ale
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Old / Vintage Ale / Oud Bruin
Abv
9.00%
Produced at
Griffin Brewery
Country
England
Website
www.fullers.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

85
Nose
Toffee, banana and nutmeg-like spiciness.
Palate
Lots of banana toffee but also a powerful, dry acidity that tingles the throat. A gentle sweetness lies behind it all, with sharp berry fruits emerging later.
Finish
Dry, bitter and woody with banana and toffee-like malt, but sweetness is quickly lost.
Comment
This is the last batch of Prize Old Ale brewed at Gale's, now packaged at Fuller's in a bigger bottle than before and with a conventional cap rather than a cork. It much more lively and acidic than previous versions, and this enhances the drinkability. A challenging beer of real character.
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