Drunk on a recent Saturday night while watching the NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers play the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Despite the narrow 2-1 loss to a cross-state rival, the football was good and the beer held its own, too.
Fuller's 1845 had a big, malty smell to it, mixed with dark fruits.
Malt character predominated, but the overall taste was complex and nicely balanced: toffee and molasses stood out. The beer was medium bodied with nice carbonation. We'll be drinking it again: B+