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Fullerís Vintage Ale 1997

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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Brewed on 18th May and 22nd July 1997 this is the first in the portfolio of Vintage Ales. Dark in appearance, the taste is almost brandy like with a hint of fruitiness in the aroma.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
[ Vintage 1997 ]. Unclear to hazy medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, vintage malt, druied fruit, oxidide. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate warm alcohol. [20100314]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Rb# 4500: 50 cL bottle 45034, special vintage session at Cockneys stand in Ňrhus2008. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Light chalky and dense fruity aroma, shows light over the top notes, yet not still inviting aroma. Flavour is smooth fruity with a mild portwine like note, yet still quite fresh fruity accents too. Minor oxidised note before the finish. Light warming finish with a nice wineous note slowly building up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2003
[Sampled October 11, 2003] The aroma is sweet and very complex with notes of plums, alcohol, fruit and sligt earth. The color is amber and it has a beutiful though disappearing head. The flavor is great; a nice sweetness with notes of plums, wood, fruits, figs, and slight hints of the alcohol. This is a great beer - that has aged very well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Dedollewaitor. Bottle # 59730. Pours a murky opaque brown with a dense beige and lacing head. Aroma is very oxidized, licorice allsorts and overripe fruit. Medium body, overripe fruit, manure and caramel. Hops are still present in the finish. Over the top for sure but still drinkable. 140310

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle at PapsÝ. Hazy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet finish of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled@Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep ruby red colour, small head. Aroma is raisins, sweet malts, lots of caramel and slightly oxidized. Flavour is vanilla, plum, raisins, alcohol and bigtime caramel malts. Really nicely aged, though probably the only way from here is down...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19233) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2007 Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy amber. Oxidized caramelly aroma. Sweet and full bodied with soft malt character. Caramelly with some grass and tar. A warming, malty beer. It bears the sign of age but is still good. I donít think it will go anywhere from here though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16460) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. # 44700. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a fast disappearing off-white head. Malty vinous aroma with lots of dark fruit. Malty flavor with lots of dark fruits and caramel. Warming malty finish with some caramel in the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
30th April 2010
Bottle 3967. Cloudy brown beer, thick off white head. Toffee, tea and aged malt on the nose. Light dry palate. Rich tea and toffee malt. Clearly very aged - some chocolate underneath and a bare whisper of hop in the finish which is pretty dry. Clearly aged and past itís best but still worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
Bottle #59658, sampled 10 Jan 2004, 6 ys old
Amber color. Very strong malt and caramel aroma and flavor. Sweeter than younger examples (1999 and 2000, 3 years old), less complex and fruity, but still a giant beer. Thanks a lot Jens (Ungstrup), for this rare bottle!


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