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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: 393   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3426) - 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 (14290) - 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 (12180) - 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 (4167) - 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 (4122) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2011
[550ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] [bottle number 02626] Opaque reddish-brown pour, some lacing but pretty flat as one would expect. Wonderful nose – sherry, dark vine fruit. Mild, mellow flavours of sweet fruit cake, marzipan, toffee. Fantastic how the rich flavours have relaxed over the years, but the whole is just as complex as presumably it once was. Outstanding, just a fabulous beer [08052011]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 bottle at home .. thanks to Dedollewaitor for this ...bottle 02626... hazy dark copper amber ... thin white lacing ... sweet juicy ovaltine and blackcurrant hop nose ... rich dark fruits ... raisins .. plums ...figs ... again some ovaltine ... rich sweet and tasty bottl e at shoulder of mutton wantag. coutesy of the bar man ... btl 11507 ... copper brown ... thin lacing ... blackcurrant and ovaltine nose ... sweet malts ... raiisin and plums ... figs and syrup ... hint of honey ... 4.0

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3042) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. bottle 02626. orange/amber, hazy, thin frothy head. really sherried nose; nutty and alcohol with serious ovaltine. full body, slightly fizzy. absolutely gorgeous! alcholic ovaltine and maybe some plums but mainly ovaltine. absolutely gorgeous!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (8181) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Bottle that Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton kindly shared at tasting at his pub 28.04.11 Pours amber and looking really good. This has been properly cellared for all of those years and it shows. Wonderfully smooth, stunning mouthfeel.There are some sherry flavours rushing through but then there is a long warmth and dryness. Still quite fruity and just very flavoursome after all of these years. Thanks very much for this Peter and thank you for passing another one on to me. A8 A4 T9 P5 Ov17 4.3

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep amber, slightly hazy, thin head. Big, complex, mature nose, chocolate, malt, leather, dried fruits, tobacco, oloroso sherry. Full bodied, off-dry. Very complex and elegant, mature, dried fruits, leather, tobacco, sherry, malt. (2010-10-20)


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