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Fullerís Vintage Ale 1999

 (RETIRED)
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100
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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 386   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2011
Bottle 550ml. @ DOE Tasting, Holstebro.

[ Vintage 1999 - Bottle #14132 ]. Light unclear medium to dark orange amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried berry - fruit, oxidide malt, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100625]
8-4-8-4-16

Bottle 550ml. @ The Shoulder of Mutton, 38 Wallingford Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, England OX12 8AX.

[ Vintage 1999 - Bottle #11507 ]. Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oxidide malt, plum notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, vintage malt, oxidide, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111022]
8-4-8-4-16

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
55 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden and amber with a slowly collapsing off-white head. Light woody and wineous aroma. Flavour is wineous and overripe fruity with a smooth caramel malt base. Interesting shift from sweet to medium dry flavour. Slight bite before the finish. Very smooth and balanced. Utterly impressive, HUGE thanks to Ungstrup for these rare gems.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2003
[Sampled November 7, 2003] The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and caramel. The color is dark amber and it has a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with strong notes of caramel. A fine beer but not the best Vintage Ale; '97 and '01 are better.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 55 cl) Bottle # 05335 - sampled in 2003. Amber-coloured, hazy withouut much head and pretty flat in carbonation. Bottle conditioned. Extremely full-bodied, sweetish and malty - you really DO taste all the good ingredients in this. Appears like a very good vintage port. Simply great. 211203

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle #03342. Clear orange red coloured with a beige head. Aroma of dried fruits with notes of wood and caramel. Flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of wood and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled. Runy red colour, mediumsized brown head. Sweet caramel and plum in aroma. Flavour is alcohol, plum, malts and some yeast. Once it becomes a bit warmer the alcohol is more present (this I didnít notice on the 2005 version). Palate is good, but the alcohol makes the beer a bit sticky when getting warmer. Overall the alcohol is sadly a bit disturbing in this 1999 version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19233) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
Red-brown. Very malty, vinuous, full bodied, bitter, complex.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16460) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours an amber reddish colour with an off-white head. Sweet earthy malt aroma with hints of dark fruits and caramel. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of bitterness and dark fruits, also hints of caramel. Has a smooth well balanced mouthfeel. Dry warming finish. A very nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
19th April 2009
Cloudy chocolate coloured beer with a short lived biscuit coloured head. Obviously an aged beer with lots of sweetish caramel and chocolate but it still has reasonable carbonation. A nice orangey, port and aniseed finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 2002-07-13
Amber colour, thick collar of foam. Wonderful hop and malt aroma; itís very complex and surprisingly persistent; getting warmer it develops some wallnut notes, lovely. Powerful body, malty, sweet in the beginning but well balanced, soon, by the hop, that introduces to a very good, quite long, not too much bitter final. It gets better while getting warmer, loosing a strange unfinished/metallic sensation; but the hopping is worth this (expensive) brew.</br>I simply love the perfect marriage of hop and barley in the mouth.

2005-04-01
The aroma is sweeter, with fudge; the taste is more mellow, honeyish, with sweet nuts and a lot of sweet caramel.


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