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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: 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
No. 64042. Aroma has toffee, notes of dark fruits, perhaps a bit of citrus, and it does seem dusty. Hazy orange amber color with a beige head that didn’t last long. Full bodied with fine, almost fizzy, carbonation. The flavor is bread, toffee, light fruits, dark fruits, and a bit of roasted malt. Although it drinks just a bit sweet, after the liquid is gone it finishes rather astringent and dry. Has an interesting drying effect on the mouth. The hop seems to have mellowed out, but there’s enough to balance. Even seems to have a bit of wood as the event proceeds. It has certainly aged quite well. Shame. My last one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Copper/amber color, offwhite head. Earthy aroma, malty, some toffee notes. Malty nutty flavor, some alcohol, some dust. Woody and with a rather malty profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2010
Amber with a small tan head. Malty aroma of biscuit and caramel with some marmalade. Dusty oxidized cardboard notes. Sweet malty flavour with strong marmalade fruity note, and bitter finish. Clearly too old, or not aged well.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle, thanks Søren.
Had this after trying the 1997 and 1999. First one still good, but going downhill, second still wonderful.
Pours hazy orange with a nice, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is light flowery, some honey notes, caramel, softly vinious and even a hint of hops. Highish carbonation, small bubbles so nothing spritzy. Lovely velvety feel with some dryness. Flavour is sweet, malty, liqourice and quite dry and hoppy. Caramel, toffee and lightly warming in my cheeks. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11192) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11042) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
Etwas oxidierter Antrunk, wenig herb, breite Malzigkeit. Geringe passende Süße, hellmalzig würzig, süffig. 10/11/12/12/12/12

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
#0117 sampled 2012-11-13 clear brown, small white head. slightly dusty aroma, like oxidized hops.flavor is roasted stiuff, dried fruits, faint hoppy notes. very very nice flavor for the age.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Light sweet and moderate bitter really nice flavor. Long powerfull finish. Creamy palate. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10641) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10458) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2004
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Has an orange glow. Portlike and fruity aroma. Very smooth, elegant and balanced flavour. Complex. Very balanced alcahol dominated aftertaste. Very nice beer, but IMO not as good as 1999.


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