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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: 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 smelled very oaky. this stuff EXPLODES with flavor. carmely, nutty. pretty thick in the mouth due to the carbonation, but not heavy. each sip made me want to smile. bubbly. i drank this a while ago, but it's left a lasting impression.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
#41892. Not my cup of ale really. Too hoppy and burnt rather than toasted. Very expensive. I like the 1845 much, much better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2002
No. 41723. Clear amber color. Head was pretty impressive even with a total "soft" pour. Nose is very yeasty and malty with a hint of whisky. Taste is sweet up front and ends with just a little bitter kick. This beer can be described as thick, kind of like a barleywine on the palate. Iím impressed with this ale overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 10, 2003
very sweet malt aromas, clear garnett color with a nice sized initial head, sweet but full of alcohol and unbalanced bitterness, heavy english palate

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Bottle 52318. Great ale very much like a barley wine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Pours slightly cloudy copper with minimal head. Aroma is strong of fruit and caramel. Soft carbonation with a sryupy mouthfeel, i like it. I like it alot. Kinda barleywineish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2002
I think this beer could have used a little more aging also. Malty nose. Sweet maltly start. Medium to full middle with strong carbonation. Strong bitter warm finish. Not as smooth and mellow as the 1999, but I think I will try this again later and re-rate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle No. 42624. I could smell dark fruit the moment the seal on the cap was broken and before Iíd even poured it. Poured a beautiful copper colour with a large creamy white head. Smells of dark fruit - plums and raisins, with an underlying maltyness. This carries on into the flavour. I t has a strong port-wine flavour, full of dark fruits. Caramel maltyness underlies the flavour. a slight bitterness/alcohol flavour towards the end. Very, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Musty sweet malt and bread with a hint of nuts, maybe pecans? Orange amber with golden highlights and a huge head of creamy micro bubbles and strong lacing. Smooth upfront with noticeable sweet malt and yeast finishing with a very bourbon aftertaste and some noticeable alcohol flavor. Chewy mouth feel with a range of flavors of toffee, citrus, malt and scotch. Very enjoyable, but more like a barley wine than and English Strong Ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2002
I probably took the first few sips when the beer was bit too cold. Highly carbonated and acidic. Pretty harsh until...it warmed up a little. Although not as good as the 1999, the 2000 has a strong hop bitterness finish. Maybe this should have been aged a little bit longer.


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