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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 1999

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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
love me some aged beer. Bottle shared at Max and Jess’s place. Dark amber pour. Oxidized/ burnt caramel with raisins, figs and plums. Bitter finish and a bit woody. This has held up very well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
A hazy amber/red colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of alcohol with some malts. Old fruits but absolutely not out of date. There are raisins with caramel. The taste of old fruits, less oxidation. Some bitter with sweet. The aftertaste taste is bitter with some alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(500ml bottle #157288 thanks to BMan1113VR) cloudy orange-brown with no bubbles. Nose of oxidation, raisin, old books, rich, caramel, not overly sweet. Taste is toasty, sweet, caramel, honey, grain, thick uncarbonated body, raisin, vanilla and a medium slick body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2011
50 cl bottle #16324. Rated on 27.11.2010
Aroma feels old and has some cellar and raisin. Rather light flavour has alcohol and raisins and feels old. Not bad, but definitely out of date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
shared by ungstrup at his cellar clearing tasting. i owe you.... clear amber, smooth white head. somewhat oxidized hops, caramel, malts. dark fruits, almost licorice. neat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Pours a clear brown with an off-white head. Smells of soapy perfume. Sweet with aromas of caramel and residual sugars. Medium to full bodied. Malty. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finish with hints of vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Clear amber - offwhite head. Nutty. Oxidation. Fruity notes. Light smokey. Valnuts. Berries. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (11055) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 16, 2011
Sehr cremig-malziger Geruch, leicht süß, das Bier macht schon im Geruch Lust auf mehr. Cremiger Antrunk, stark malzig-süß geprägt. Dabei erscheint das Bier in keiner Lage auch nur annähernd alkoholisch. Besonders im Mitelteil ist die Würzigkeit und die Vollmundigkeit erwähnenswert. Im Nachgeschmack ist eine süße Note vorherrschend, unter der auch ab und an ein schokoladiger Ton erkennbar ist. Dies steigert sich erst und klingt dann nach und nach langsam ab. Überaus gelungen! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Teilen des Bieres! Test vom 8.5.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,14,13,14,11,14 - 13,50

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle @ Akkurat, courtesy of Rciesla and vtafro. Pours rubiyish brown with a small bubbly tanned head leaving some lace . Aroma is cherries, malty, port, bready and a bit sweet; very pleasant. Flavor of caramel, fidges, dried fruits, alcohol and malts; excellent. Finish is balanced malty bitter and sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2011
Bottled @ tasting cgarvieuk, thanks much for sharing! Hazy golden - copper colour, thin off-white head. Aroma is candy sugar, bordeaux wine, sherry, bit of bourbon. Flavour is candy sugar, bordeaux wine, sherry. Dried fruits and marzipan. Full bodied. Fairly dry and ashy finish. This is great stuff.


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