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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2000

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Dark amber color, creamy foamy head, malty sweetness with a nice hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2002
Sweet malty aroma, dark red w/ a whispy brown head. Palate is full w/ moderate hops, and sweet fruit in the middle. Alcohol and hops in the finish. Great warming beer that would be great to come home to in the winter. I this one better as it warmed up. Nice brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 16, 2002
boxed beer, donít be fooled, far better then Franzia. Hoppy aroma with sweet notes here and there. Red, radiant amber color with a frothy head. Utterly Mind Blowing. Perfection as far as balance is concerned. Intense hop bite from time to time, damn this is good. This is a beer I could sit back and enjoy again and again. Alc packs a punch. This beer is blending so well with the 9-29-00 Vegas Phish show were lissening too I want to cry. Or maybe its because I just finished it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2002
my rating may be skewed since just holding the box intimidated me, soooo sweet and alcoholic and it looks mouth watering too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2002
Well, I finally tried this and I really canít believe that the í99 is that superior to this. Maybe Iím just not sophisticated enough to believe that something, that much better than this beer, could exist. Tastes like liquid sponge cake lofting in a soup of cane sugar. Incredibly meaty with a nice hop finish and a very balanced flavor. I can only hope that I can someday find the í99 and judge for myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (848) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2002
Spicy toffee/cinnamon malt flavor that is a bit overwhelming. Perfect balance though, with a blast of hops in the finish. I havenít tried the 1999 and this was good, but not worth the purchase in my opinion (except of course to add another beer to the old resume...) The 1845 is a better strong ale in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2002
great full body aroma, red/coper color. the taste seems dry and fruity, and the finish is with a strong hoppy contrast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Clear amber with a swirling yeast cloud. Creamy and full off white head, diminishes slowly. Steady single lined carbonation. Aroma of watermelon?, toffee, dextrin, soapy notes and floral hops. Fluffy body, soapy taste atop the maltiness which is less expressive than previous years. Spicy hit of alcohol with fruity esters and a large dose of floral Goldings bitterness. Thereís also a fuzziness that is sidetracking. Itís also drier and bitterly fruity with sharp yeast hints. Finishes fuzzy, slightly fizzy and noticeably more hoppy and bitter. This is nowhere near the same as the 1999 version. Extremely disappointing, although still a very nice Strong Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2671) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Appealing fruity malt aroma. Incredible head (especially for this style) that just wonít quit. This is the same color as the í99, a medium amber color. It may be bottle conditioned, but itís pretty clear. I know everyone else said this is more sweet and less vinous than í99, but itís true, so Iíll say it, too. Very complex but also light fruity malt flavors, a bit of vanilla, caramel, and a touch of alcohol. The long finish also has some hop spiciness and bitterness. Palate is quite smooth. Great creamy mouthfeel. Warming. Complex brew. This would be great to cellar, if only I had a cellar... Tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20166) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2002
Red-brown. Very malty, full bodied, bitter and complex. When tasted side by side with the 1999 vintage this is less vinuous, and still tasted a tad sugary. Neverthe less a great strong ale.

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