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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: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


Pinball's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnicolaescu (1282) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Mătăsoasă cu malț bogat și oxidative, super complex so ușor de băut Ón același timp.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (219) - BRAZIL - JUL 17, 2015
Garrafa Nº54.215 Cor âmbar com tons rubi, translúcida e algum brilho; espuma marfim de média formação e média persistência com lacing regular. Aroma complexo com notas doces de maçã, mel e toques de pêra; com o aumento da temperatura surgem notas de madeira e torrado e mais tardiamente notas de álcool. Sabor também complexo com início doce de maçã e mel evoluindo para um final amargo elegante fazendo contraponto ao dulçor inicial; com a elevação da temperatura agrega-se ao sabor inicial notas de torrado e madeira; com maior elevação da temperatura surgem notas alcoólicas no final; retrogosto persistente de dulçor de maçã e amargor equilibrado, surgindo notas alcoólicas que aquecem a boca com a elevação da temperatura. Cerveja extremamente equilibrada e imptessionante drinkability para uma cerveja que envelheceu por 15 anos.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
500ml. No 55851. Drank from a goblet ; just had a vintage 99 ..Woah what a joy to be blessed with a larger ,more rocky beige foam head than i was anticipating . This beer head maybe symbolic of this beer still having some heart and soul . this is pretty awesome for a jaded old bottle . It drinks as rich as a millionaire . there are slices of robust booze covered malt that showcase age , complexity and the hands of time ...cherry , raisin, bread, mellow roast, cake , this is a beautiful vintage beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1637) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
1pt 2.6 fl oz bottle. Bottle no. 55733. Pours a clear deep coppery golden amber colour with a creamy off-white foam head leaving lots of lacing. Nose is nutty, malts and toffee, raisins, sherry. Flavour of malt, caramel, sweet toffee, brown sugar, honey, milk chocolate, light roasted, earthy and nutty. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, sofy carbonation, lingering sweetish warm boozy earthy light bitter finish. Very drinkable, this bottle has aged well!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Murky tea brown, thick looking body but little else. Varnish, sock sweat and Unwashed tea cups, damp cardboard. Nice mulched leaves, tinny malt and cheap wine. Scraped banana and chockeberry in there but nothing outright flavoursome. Old sweaty sock is mostly what I got throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
bottle at home ... copper ... big tan head ... soft toffee fruit malt nose ... musty toffee fruit nose ... soft toffee ... soft fruits .. soft sweet toffee malts .. soft blackcurrent ... soft sweet fruit malts ...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle 55652 at Craigs. Pours hazy golden brown with a thin white head. Aromas of light caramel, nuts, sherry, light cardboard. Taste is marmalade, boozy, light toffee. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at craigís. Pours hazy amber, nose is toffee, cardboard, light fruit, taste is dry, sugary, toffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
This was an unbelievable treat courtesy of Geoff Griggs, whom I owe a debt of thanks. Tasted at 14 years old and this beer has kept incredibly well in that time. It had perfect clarity and colour, a beautiful light mahogany with essentially nil head. The initial impression of the aroma was a slightly fungal one, maybe botrytis without being the least off-putting. There was muscatele grapes, some walnut woodiness, marzipan, mildew and Amontillado sherry. A fortified wine like flavour that encompassed all the aromas and a wet grain characteristic. Utterly remarkable as much for the remarkable company as a beer I shall always remember.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
550 ml bottle @ the Grand Vintage Tasting, Tampere. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma is rather sweet and malty with some orange marmalade, biscuit and some cellar. Flavour of biscuit, some red berries, toffee, orange marmalade, some earthiness, even some hops and cellar. Sweet finish. Medium bodied and surprisingly high carbonation for a beer thatís 14 years old. Vintage 1999 was so much better.


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