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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: 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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle no 04732. A reddish brown coloured beer with a short-lived head. The aroma is alcohol, toffee, raisins and plums. No aged character at all to the smell even after 5 years plus. The taste is as smooth as it gets. Lovely malts, butterscotch - but not in a bad diacetyl way - moussey fruits, and light hops. Again no indication of the age, just beautifully preserved and very, very tasty and moreish. As much as I love sharing, I was very happy to drink this all to myself.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2255) - 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 (4210) - 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 (1779) - 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 (4696) - 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 (7929) - Antwerpen, 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 (10291) - 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
AdamJackson (2626) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3203) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz bottle at the Adam Jackson beer BBQ. Garnet color with still some carbonation. Nose is lots of dark fruit, digs, dates raisins. Tobacco notes. Ash. Flavor is musty, dank malty old hops. Old caramel, hops after it sat in the basement for a length of time. For the age still really drinkable. Typical old English Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
500 ml bottle sampled January 2012. A light malty aroma with oxidation. Flavor is sweet, smooth malt, caramel, fruit, slightly spicy, bullion and some bitterness. The malt flavor is the key here. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. Not really complex but very balanced and super smooth. Deals fine with 10 years storage.


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