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Fullerís Vintage Ale 1999

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

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
The Champion theme was used once again for this classic Vintage Ale with Champion Fuggles and Champion Optic malt. Slightly redder in appearance, this ale is full of body with a sherry-like flavour.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeevan (88) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from allmyvinyl, also shared with Ash and nihtila. Beautifully cloudy gunk murk. Big plum jam rich cream sherry liqueur aroma. Nice sweet dark fruits flavour juxtaposed with a pleasant, aged in a cave, musk. ( should be had with a nice quality strong cheese or two and crackers) Yes itís knocking on and would likely have been better a few years back but great all the same. Loved it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Botlle by allmyvinyl. #35026. Pours hazy dark ruby. Aroma is cherries, berries, sugary sweetness, dark fruits, Taste is cherry, berries, something I cannot describe. There are some liquor and tawny port -like notes. Sugary sweetness, dried and ripe fruits, Donít have really experience in aged beers but this works for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle 35026 shared with Ashton McCobb, nihtila and jeevan. Pours hazy amber gold, thin off-white head. Aromas of sherry, toffee, almonds. Taste is sweet, oxidised sherry. Orange liqueur, plums. Sweet finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3552) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle 35026 thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep amber red. Decent head. Nose - definitely a sherry note. Big orange liqueur. Taste - confirmed. Orange liqueur. Greengage jam. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - itís good but itís past it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7925) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
550 ml bottle. Bottle #11265. (Fullerís) London, the UK. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with a small light tan head. Dark sugary sweetness, dark malt, dark fruits and some washing liquid notes in the aroma. The flavour is surprizingly tasty. For such an old ale this is remarkably well aged. Sweet dark fruits, sugary sweetness, malt and ripe fruits in the aroma. Well done Fullerís. Rich, smooth and well aged.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6770) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
550 ml bottle @ the Grand Vintage Tasting, Tampere. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a copper brown colour with a small thick head. Aroma is rather interesting; toasted malts, biscuit and dark fruitiness. Flavour is rather rich with toasted malts, wood, dark chocolate, blackberries, some raisins and vanilla. Full bodied with a nice velvety mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Itís 15 years old and itís in an excellent shape. The older it is, the better it is. If you have a vintage ale older than this, itís better than this. Remember that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1683) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2014
Rating 1499. Orange reddish coloured brew. A bit hard to smell, but it is nice. Malty, wooden and very fruity. Caramel. A nicely aged brew. Very soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4718) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle many thx to thomat cons 2013-10-26 GŲteborg AR: malty, nutty, brittish dried fruits AP: mahogny , wee light brown head F: still fizzy, nutty, brittish dried fruity, figs, dry, brown sugary, oily, medium high bitternees

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2255) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Reddish amber with a small white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt ,fruit, caramel and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle 7099 thanks to BrewHouseMike; hazy light copper pour with thin off white head, sweet malty aroma, taste is fruity mostly of the dried variety raisins and sultanas, rich mouthfeel, a hint of spice quite warming ABV present.


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