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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2011

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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2011 Vintage Ale, our 15th, is brewed with some of the finest of this yearís malt and hops. The malt grist includes a portion produced by Warminster maltings, from organic barley grown by Sir James Fuller on the Nestone Park Estate. This will be married with the choicest Goldings, Organic First Gold and award winning Sovereign hops, to produce a beer with a firm malt base, marmalade notes and a satisfying bitter finish. Individually packaged and numbered, this bottle is one of only one hundred and fifty thousand produced.


bembelembe's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, - MAR 19, 2012
Complex and rich aroma: fruits, herbal/floral, hops, biscuits, wood and rust, malt, caramel. Quite strong alcohol feel. Bitter aftertaste with alcohol warmth. Amber colour. Small head. Very fine beer.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (346) - FRANCE - FEB 7, 2015
Pours hazy amber color with thin white head. Nose is red fruits with a hint of caramel. Aromas are toasted malts, red fruits, raisins. Low carbonation, medium body. Sweet and dry finish. Well balanced and great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BadAprilia1000 (310) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours a very nice golden color. Aroma is strong caramel, molasses, fruit and nut honey, raisins, plums, figs, dark cherry. Tastes of caramel, honey, hay, cherry, fig, sweet plum, bread. Fantastic beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4608) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at Craigís. Pours amber, nose is honey, orange, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
500ml bottle. Rich, malty aroma of toffee, dried fruits, hop spice and brown sugar, very faint tartness in the background along with notes of raisin and apricot. Tawny orange-brown in color with a very slight, fading head. Flavor profile is lightly sweet, gently winey and tart, with sherryish tones and ample malt sweetness, augmented with dark, dried fruits and tobacco, some peppery alcohol and mild, leafy hop bitterness and flavors appearing towards the long finish. Gently warming and very low in effervescence on the palate, mild tartness at play here, and with a full body. Rather elegant and refined, very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9150) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured with an orangey sheen, mid-sized lacy beige head; dried fruits, Wood and vanilla plus a touch of alcohol in the nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied and a bit tart; mild and warming traces of alcohol in the vinous-fruity and caramelly finish, some hoppy dryness in the aftertaste. Good, what else...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3312) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Black Door, Helsinki. Bottle no: 090377. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, raisins, hops and malts. Surprisingly fresh and in excellent condition.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnokaBrewer (58) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Sweet aroma. Sweet initial taste, then some hop bitterness to balance, then a sweet, well blended finish. Brown in color. Taste changes and gets better as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3999) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of toffee, apple cake, candied oranges, spiced pear, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste is of toffee, caramel, toast, baked apple, and herbal hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4221) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is Amber in color, beige colored head, and cloudy. The smell is fruit, malts, toffee, caramel, and grapes. The taste is fruity, toffee, sweet, raisans, and good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle given as a gift for the birthday. Consumed in Belgian glass because there was no English option available. This is a very attractive looking ale...deep amber orange hue. Full finger of head that doesn?t seem to want to linger. Aroma seems boozy with dark, tart fruit coming to the forefront. Taste is also heavy on alcohol. Sweetness and malt lead the way. Almost a candy like effort. Bitterness is nowhere to be found. Warming alcohol at the finish. It?s a potent ale that is best sipped. Anxious to try the other annual varieties and see the comparison.


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