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A bottle-conditioned strong ale

Make a date with 1845

A strong, rich and fruity ale, Fuller’s 1845 was specially commissioned to celebrate 150 years of the Fuller, Smith and Turner partnership. It’s a live, bottle-conditioned beer, skilfully brewed to mature over time.

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A work of art

If bottle conditioning is more art than science, then Fuller’s 1845 might be considered a masterpiece. It’s matured for 100 days prior to its release, allowing the character and depth of flavour to develop into something truly special.
It’s brewed with amber malt - a popular 19th century ingredient that’s now thriving once again. 1845 is the beer that started its renaissance.


Brewer's Notes

Best poured slowly, 1845 delivers a sweet, fruit cake aroma, a dark tawny colour and a dry finish that sings of spices and raisin. Those fruity characteristics harmonise perfectly with the biscuity malts amid a clever and complex range of subtle flavours, the depth of which you could only find in a live beer fermented in the bottle.

  • Bottle/Keg: 6.3 %

  • International Beer Challenge Bronze, 2012

  • CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain Silver, 2008

  • Guardian/CAMRA Bottled Beer Comp Gold, 2002

  • International Beer Challenge World's 50 Best Beers, 2008

Cyclops Rating

Spicy hop
Malty, biscuity

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Raise a glass

A majestic example of bottle-conditioned ale, 1845’s crowning glory lies in its origins. The inaugural hops were added to the copper by HRH The Prince of Wales during his 1995 brewery visit.