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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 1999

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


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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Absolutely fantastic. Very strong alcohol aroma upon opening, not nearly as overwhelming in the taste. I find the scotch qualities quite enjoyable. Very well malt balance. I’m so glad I have another bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2004
NO:09399 I enjoyed this beer in a boat few minutes before sunset @ bisserup harbour DK(homecity). The beer is a beautiful as the sunset, cloudy and dark cobber-golden body, with a large white head. The aroma is filled with sweet hints of fruit and caramel. The flavor spreds all trhough your mouth with a perfect balance between bobles and consistency. It tasts sweet like roasted nuts and caramel, with a bitter feel of malt. A damn good beer. Lucky me - my local beer dealer still has a few left in her beer cellar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
Appearance:Hazy, brown. Nose:Fruity balsamico.Spices. Round. Winy. Mouthfeel:Soft, round, mellow, excellent. Flavor: Very nice toffee. Begins sweet, but dries. Some spices. Sherry. Aftertaste is disappointing. A nice beer, but not so complex as I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2007
18.33 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a half-finger off-white head. The aroma is of cherries, raisins, toffee, yeast, malt, etc. The flavor is VERY sweet and creamy of cherries and yeast. Very smooth, lightly carbonated and Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2001
Comes in a pretty box. Strangely fruity tasting and smells wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - APR 15, 2005
6 years old
Beautiful red-amber color. Some alcohol nose, honey and malt. Quite bitter mouthfeel, well balanced; a honey touch; the hop is not very aromatic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2002
delicous. a perfect bottle conditioned ale. sweet cherry-oak malt. mild but defined aftertaste. long lasting foamy head, slightly murky amber color. a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2003
Not bad. I was expecting better. I wasn't exactly concentrating while tasting this brew, but didn't stand up to my expectations. It was still a great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2002
I finally got my hands on some. this beer did not disappoint. the beer backs all the hype; full flavored, complex, warming. I drank it at about 58 degrees which is how i prefer a hearty beer. The last little sip i forgot to finish at the end of the night even tasted good the next morning....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Very appealing alcohol/malt aroma. Dark brownish red color, moderate light brown head. full bodied mouth feel.Dominant malt and alcohol flavours. I was somwhat disappointed with this beer. Not as flavourful as I expected it to be.

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