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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: 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle @ Parcel yard, London. Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and soft. 061013

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Yes! Quite a surprise when I saw this at Ølbaren in Copenhagen... Anticipation was high, and I was not disappointed! Pours a hazy reddish amber with a little creamy head. It eds up as a thin film with thicker foam along the sides of the glass. If you turn the glass, the remaining head sticks a little to the glass, but soon ends up back on top of the beer. Aroma is stunning. Plums and prunes give it a sherry feel. Flavours are wonderful as well. A malty sweetness and quite vinious. Caramel, plums, hops, oak, some vanilla and lots of sherry tones. Stunning!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11132) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle #21023 @ Parcel Yard. Deep red/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oxydized, earthy and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, toffee, medium sweet, dusty, oxydized, dark fruits,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2009 Muddy red/brown with an off white relatively small head. Highly complex fruity aroma. Raisins and other dried fruit, plums, port and brandy, apples and a little hay. The fruit continues in the flavour. Initially sweet with some burned notes, followed by a growing dryness. Long bitter aftertaste. Best mouthfeel ever; feels like silk on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 10, 2007
No. 75836 Sharp aroma of malt. Something of a fruit aroma accompanies it. Beautiful hazy ruby amber color with a beige head that almost laces. It’s a bit thin. The start is dark fruit, but not sticky sweet. The hop is a bit subdued. It’s full of different flavor aspects. Slightly spicey, and stone fruit, plus a bit of raisin. There’s so much going on in there that the description may be unique to each rater. The finish has non-sweet malt and non-harsh bitter. Mellow seems to be the word. Too bad it’s my last ’99.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle at Caspar’s Running Toilet Tasting. Pours clear, brown-ruby-red with a moderate, off-white head. Pretty lovely nose, aged malts, caramel, faint leather. Medium sweet flavor, nice toffee, light booze, pleasant oxidation, caramel, dried fruits. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Fairly warming finish, more caramel and toffee, toasted brown sugar, light licorice, candy, leaves, dark dried fruits. Excellent stuff. Has aged beautifully. The best of the vintages had at this tasting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Vintage Ale
Date: 12/07/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Vintage: 1999

Appearance: copper,
Aroma: light sweet hoppy aroma,
Flavor: well balanced flavor, nice sweetness, long light bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: **+/4
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10846) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (10676) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Bottle 20330. Amber color, nice creamy offwhite/brownish head. Huge fruity raisin aroma, figs, milky notes, caramel, toffee andf some vanilla. Apricot notes and a bit vinous. Fruity and malty flavor, toffee, quite strong but not with too much alcohol. Raisin and caramel, a bit roasted. Strong raisin finish and with a huge body. Quite a spectacular beer, this...


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