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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2000

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

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RATINGS: 294   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 55cl. Bottle # 04479. It pours a clear, copper colored body under a half finger thick beige head leaving lacings. Caramel and some oxidation in the aroma, with hints of camphor. A pleasant dried fruit scent as well. Thereís a pleasant bitterness to deal with the mostly malty flavor. Beef stock, caramel, some oxidation and dried fruits, and a little alcohol hint. Full-bodied, pleasantly carbonated and with a mostly bitter finish. Less complex than the 1999 bottle, but certainly nice anyway. 120106

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is alcohol, caramel, malt. Flavour is sugar, yeast, oxidation, caramel, hop, alcohol. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MalcolmTucker (735) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle at RK2. Dark brown with good head. Aroma of plums and raisins. Flavour is alcohol, toffee, dark fruits - complex. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle at RK2. Amber with white head. Tremendous malty sweet flavour. Almost no bitterness on the finish. Really well balanced. Me rikey.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2262) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
From bottle. Murky brown with off white head. Big boozy aroma, fruity plumb and cherry, caramel, toffee. Similar tastes, some definite oxidation, still nice dark fruit flavors, caramel and toffee. Impressive, even at this age.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012

Bottle 1pt.2.6fl.oz.

[ Bottle #51660 ]. [ Courtesy of Nightfall ]. Clear medium amber colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, oxidide, caramel, damp stain - fusty, light raisin - plum, light cardboard. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, raisin - plum, light oxidide. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120211]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours clear deep amber, with a thick beige head. The nose is initially of sweet caramel, toffee, spice, pepper and gingerbread, but the longer I smell the more mould and damp old wood there is. The taste is sweet caramel, golden-syrup, wood, leather, melon, pear, cardboard and mouldy mustiness, with a dry, alcoholic finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. I think everyone was in agreement at the tasting - this is way past its prime.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle care of Chris O. Tawny brown. Smell is strong alcoholic, marmalade, but with a bit of damp mustiness. Like damp smelly clothes, and thereís something minerally too. Taste is marmalade, treacle, and a bit of mustiness. Itís very sweet and a bit cloying and with the ageing thereís no trace of hops or bitterness. For me this is not really ageing that well. Itís past itís best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7578) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle 550ml #04479 @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours cloudy deep amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie.Bottle no: 04479.Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, mint, fruitiness, yeast, some oxidized notes and licorice.Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, some warmth, caramel and fruitiness.Medium body, average carbonation.


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