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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: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
pour was a dark cloudy amber color. nose was full of an aray of darker fruits, as well as malts and molasses. Taste was similar but super mellow and felt like it was dead. overall enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
Clearish scotch colored body. Interesting soapy, lavender, perfumey and definitely floral smell. In its brighter hop character, this is definitely distinguishable from older vintages in which the malts are still the leading focus by far. Here, the caramelic malts are more than backed if not dominated by a sappy, piney and floral golding hop character that comes out citric and brings perhaps more dryness than Iíd like in that type of beer, not quite chalky, but closing on that. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. I donít know if the malt can live up to more cellar time, but Iíd sure prefer those hops a bit more understated..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
Bottle @ Kookfest. My clear favourite of the Fullers Vintages. Mellow creamy malts with the touches of honey found in some of the others. Hops come through more to balance the sweet honeyed finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2010
Medium offwhite head. Hazy reddish brown body. Old blanket and watery caramel and old books aroma. Dry-sweetish caramelly old books and linoleum taste with fruity grassy notes. Fullish body. Mild, faintly hot mouthfeel. Dryish hot earthy caramel aftertaste with linoleum notes. Also orange zest and mint.. Excellent and very interesting. (0.5l bottle shared by KnutAlbert.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
50 cL bottle #1506, courtesy of ChristianScheffel. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, overripe fruity and somewhat oxidised. Smooth malty, dark roasted malt, oxidised. Slight bitter and herbal. Lasting dark malty and oxidised impression. Bitter and dry into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 17, 2010
FlÝska. Sweet deep malty dark fruity past date aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet malty dark fruity soft caramel and alcohol flavour with toffee. Sweet dark fruity, caramel and dark malty bit oxy (past date) finish. Thanks yespr.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9239) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
500ml still bottle conditioned despite best before end of 2003. Bottle no. 54347 bought at Fullers Brewery Shop and shared with Finn back home. Decent off-white head covering a cloudy, dark apricot coloured body. Aroma of dried fruits and caramel added by a cellar-like vintage touch. Rather comprehensive taste of raisin, figs and herbal hops joined by leather and biscuits. Dry, very dry, bittersweet ending. Well bodied. A truly grown-up brew. Tasty (TromsÝ, 13.03.2013).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2653) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Poured a bit thin and wine-like. The alcohol seems stronger than the 8.5% listed, but no matter. A nice sippiní brew, but the price is a bit steep.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4956) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle, 2010-06-05, GŲteborg, thx to Jonte (bought at brewery!) No 56601 AR: hobbits nest (dug-out), AP: amber clody F: vinous, sweetness, oak barrell, medium low bitterness


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