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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: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
55cl bottle. Finally I got a reason to open this bottle. Pours amber/orange with a full creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet and vinous. Lots of port, dark fruits, caramel and sugar. Quite earthy, a bit mouldy/matured as well. Full , creamy and smooth body. Medium carbonation. Oily, slick and sticky. Taste is vinous and has loads of caramel, dark fruits, sugar and a hint of liquorice. Bitter end. Maaaaad Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
Sampled 2003: Hazy orange-amber; caramel and malt. Earthy, twiggy hops. Lemon rind dryness in the finish. A good age.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Clear amber/reddish/brown - white head. Sweetness, nutty, berries, light oxidation, herbal, raisins, light burned and roasted malts, walnuts, caramel, oakey.... Tjaaa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (14811) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
Bottle "2000 vintage" #54129. Slightly hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dusty, oxidized, toasted and dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, oxidized, medium sweet, little dark fruit, cognac, tofffee, biscuit, cake, chocolate and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13969) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13825) - 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 didnít 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 thereís 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2003
(Bottle No. 49914): Huge beige head atop a slightly hazy copper body. Aroma is strongly malty -- sweet, caramel, raisin, nutty, toasty. Taste is sweet, caramel, scotch, raisin, earthy. Finish is scotch warming. Full body. Could still use a bit of aging, but even at this point it's a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12924) - 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 (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled, 500ml, no. 28,655 from Sainsburyís 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, sultanaís in addition a hazelnut note lingers on the palate. Late bitterness with roasty malts showing through. Luscious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12620) - 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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