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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2001

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle Conditioned.
Only 30,000 bottles were produced. Maris Otter malt and Goldings hops. The first year that all the ingredients were standard rather than champion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012

Bottle 1pt 2.6fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2001 - Bottle #07111 ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oxidide, dried fruit - berry. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long to average duration, malty, oxidide, vintage, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120920]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
1 pint 2.6 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is overripe fruity. Overripe fruity and toasted malty. Yeasty and smooth fruityy, dark malty and light wooden to earthy. Dry and dark malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2003
The aroma is very malty sweet with strong plum notes. The flavor is fantastic round and mellow with notes of plums and dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Bottle # 07111. Pours a clear amber with a small, rough off-white head. Oxidized and lightly fusty aroma with quite some caramel. Rich body, lowish carbonation, caramel and manure, quite some overripe fruit. Warming alcohol finish. Oxidized of course, but still enjoyable - after all these years. 200912

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of burnt sugar and mould. Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel, dried fruits and burnt sugar. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21565) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is earthy cellar, raisins, fruits and some alcohol. Flavour is very much the same, long earthyness, fruits and alcohol. Also some raisins in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20452) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2005
Bottled. Clear ruby. Resiny, perfumy nose. Medium sweet with full body. Densely malty. Salty finish. The malt flavours dominate. I miss some complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18351) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. # 00111. Pours a clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty vinous aroma with hints of dark fruit and caramel. Sweet malty dark fruit flavor with some caramel hints. Has a warming malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle at Kookfest 06. Hazy brown/russet with lasting beige head. Great hoppy aroma. Raisiny malt in the mouth. Overly carbonated maybe. Lovely richness in the mouth and then intense hop on end. I like the vintage ales series and this was a good one. Thanks to Kook for the vertical tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13363) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled #18801
Pale hazy nut brown, very small beige head. Earthy, cellary, mould aroma. This one has not aged so well, lots of cellary flavors. Behind that wood and nutty - typical Fullers flavors. Warming alcohol in the finish. Maybe leaked bottle or just one of the vintages which has past its prime.

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