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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2000

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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
85,000 bottles of Vintage Ale were produced with an organic theme, using Champion Optic Malt and Organic Target Hops. A fresh hop aroma with notes of honey and toffee, leads to a slightly sweeter taste and burnt, bitter aftertaste.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7512) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
55 cl bottle. @ The Grand Vintage tasting.
Bottle No. 70091.
Pours slightly hazy mahogany color with a small head. A lot more sweet ripe fruits here, some cellar notes too. Some hop notes on the taste, would you believe it or not, plums, bread, dry malts and caramel. Slick palate, oily even. Not as smooth as 1999, good anyway.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
550 ml bottle. Bottle #70091. (Fuller’s) London, the UK. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
A dark amber colour with a small frothy tan head. A musty wine cellar aroma with sweet dark fruits and some toffee sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is dark fruits, sugary sweetness, mild hoppy notes (not that fresh any more), mild bitterness and dry maltiness. Quite nice. Quite a lot different beer than the 1999 vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted, caramel and nutty, moderate cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with dried cherry, date and toffee. Head is average size, fizzy, off-white with slippery, bubbly lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is hazy reddish brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. A potent and deep English Strong Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Flaske nr. 54347. Spandert av og delt med Rune etter arbeidsøkt i WCveien 13 Mar 13. BBdato 2004 - men bar ikke preg av forfall. Snarere tvert imot. Rødbrun. Litt uklar. Høyt luftig skum. Markert aroma av tre & sevje. Smaken det samme med innslag av mandler. Svakt søtlig fruktig ettersmak. Lett-drikkelig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
Vertical in 2014 with 2013, 2009, 2005 and 2000 Vintage compared. APPEARANCE: large stable off white head. clear darker blond beer. NOSE: somewhat oxidated, sweet. TASTE: sweet, oxidated, alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
11/I/14 - 1Pt. 2.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ JorisPPattyn’s place - part of a vertical: 2013, 2009, 2005, 2000 (2014-39) Thanks to PriorL and Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark copper red beer, aery irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: orange peel, honey, oxidized but not dusty or stale. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sugary, honey, sweet, caramel, soft bitterness. Aftetaste: oxidized, marzipan, bit sugary, soft hoppiness, caramel, orange peel, little bitter. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8432) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
Part of a vertical comparison, many thanks to M & L V.!. Huge, creamy, pinkish rusty head over copper-brown beer. oxydation, walnut, portwine, madeira, Christmas cake. Sweet with full madeirisation, sweet and (wal)nutty. Very slick, but unavoidable thinner MF than younger version, age-thinning. Vanilla, sweet bread, leaving a sweet lingering aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11382) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled, 500ml, no. 28,655 from Sainsbury’s in Banbury. Reddish copper with white head. Full, fruity beer, there is a sweetish toffee background then a mixture of dried fruity notes to the fore, prunes, sultana’s in addition a hazelnut note lingers on the palate. Late bitterness with roasty malts showing through. Luscious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nlderricks (16) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Fullers vintage is always a treat. Something I will always pick up if I see it The Derricks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013


A - Slightly burnt copper 1 finger head

S - brown sugar and burlap sack

T - starts sweet with some burnt oak. finish is insanely old wet cigar ash. really a painful finish. slight cardboard / oxidation

M - Heavy body, light carbonation

O - Probably much better fresh but not for someone who doesn’t smoke



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