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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: 394   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2248) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jessís place. After we all got into The (Utica) Club, we had to party like it was 1999. Bottle number was 16921 I believe. Pours a hazed somewhat murky looking brown. Big bready malt and sweet oxidization. Grapes and malt. Toast, and a whole lot of caramel. Sweet oxidization, stewed stone fruits. Caramel and a long tannic bitterness. So much caramel going on in here. Held up very nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle at Maxís tasting. The aroma is grapes, boozy, fruity, caramel. The appearance is cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is fruit, bread, caramel, grapes, alcohol. Slight bit of oxidation noticeable. The finish is tart, tannic, bittering hops, which linger. Medium to medium/thick in body. Very, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6892) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Toffee and fruity malty aroma, with a hint of oxidation. The flavor has toffee sweet malt, sherry-like sweetness, and oxidation. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Mario at Maxís tasting. Pours brown. Tan head. Nose of brown sugar, toffee and sweet caramel. Taste of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, orange peel and bready malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle at the 5th Annual Richmond Industry Gathering on 11/28/2010 couresy of Mike. Clear amber body with a small white head. Fruit and caramel aroma. Yeast, caramel, and fruit flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle No. 57288 thanks to bman1113vr. Hazy brown pour with a small amount of head. I honestly canít believe how well this has help up for being 12 years old. Earthy hop and caramel aromas. Tastes a bit like toffee and caramel - oxidation is there but isnít too bad. Officially the oldest beer Iíve ever tasted!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle number 57288 (via a trade with Captaincougar. Shared in Dallas). Hazy orange-brown body with a long lasting off-white head. Aromas are oxidized (a bit more than would be pleasant), marmalade, caramel, sherry, alcohol, bready and very fruity. Flavors are also oxidized with caramel, marmalade, fruity, toffee and currants. Still lively carbonation. Creamy and still quite good. About on par (degradation wise) as the 1997 I had two summers ago. The 2000 bottle I had last year was holding up much better.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
bottle, thanks to bman113vr, glad to have tried another one of these, moslty murky orange brown color with a malty fruit aroma, flavor is getting a little musty and dry, caramel is melting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Bottle No. 57288. The beer pours a hazy brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is caramel and toffee, with a bit of cardboard. Not surprising, the beer tastes a bit oxidized after 12 years. The flavor is toffee, caramel, dark fruit and once again, some cardboard notes from the oxidation. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.


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