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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2002

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

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned version of Golden Pride.
Limited to 50,000 Bottles. As the year of the Golden Jubilee the golden theme was applied to this special commemorative Vintage Ale. Goldings hops and Golden Promise malt were used to produce this copper coloured ale with a fruity, orange peel aroma and a spicy, satisfying taste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle from my ever expanding collection of Fullers vintages. An amber coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Aroma of dark fruit, sherry and malt. Tastes of caramel, spice, sweet, port like, slightly hoppy. Nice complexity. Jolly good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrupís - thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Nice malty. Nutty. Light spicy. Light dusty. Light oxidation notes. Wooden notes. Dried fruits. Dryness. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrupís - Thanks. Pours a clear brown with a tiny off white head. Sweet with aromas of prunes and malts. Hints of port. Tiny toothpastish hints too. Some burnt malts aromas. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finisn.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
shared by ungstrup june 2011. Vintage indeed. thanks a lot for digging up something really hard to get.clear brown, smooth yellow head. sweet malty aroma, dry, notes of wood. aroma is lagered, but not oxidized. flavor is caramelly, very complex, sweet malts, old hops. Truly impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7682) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Bottle that Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton kindly shared at tasting at his pub 28.04.11 Pours reddy amber, looks good. Touch of tobacco on nose along with some dried citrus and a dab of spice. Tasty beer really full bodied, however possibbly a bit too much toffee for me, though there is some vanilla and a little nuttiness in there. Extremely likeable but not a patch on the 1999 that we also tried. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJestersBeer (2134) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep amber, with a thin head. Big, fruity nose, developed but still lots of primary aromas, malt, hops, marzipan, chocolate, tobacco, nuts, leather. Full bodied, dry. Complex, mature, very well balanced taste. Malt, chocolate, nuts, madeira wine, hops, marzipan, and warming alcohol. At this stage, excellent balance between young malt/fruit, and maturation. (2010-10-20)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punsch416 (10) - Ršttvik, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle at ÷lrepubliken in GŲteborg. Pours a hazy amber colored beer with almost no head. Intensive aroma of cognac, tobacco, sultana, honey and eucalyptus. The palate is silke smooth with a taste of honey, eucalyptus, marzipan, malt, nougat, dried apricots and vanilla. Fullers vintage is a complex and beautiful beer that shows a really interesting development.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19950) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled. Hazy brownish amber, small head. Caramelly nose. Sweet and full bodied. Caramel wrapped in resin, notes of white pepper and a beginning touch of cardboard. Mild resiny bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
The jewel of a vertical tasting that included, 2010,09,08,07,06,05,02. Thanks Gerry. Poured a bright copper with a lasting off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma is dominated by caramelized malts, honey, English toffee, vanilla and tart apple. Taste has a wonderfully balanced hop/malt profile, subtle sweetness, sherry notes, some woodiness. Finish is beautifully lingering and satisfying. Without doubt the jewel of the vertical.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alphadelic (1762) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Big and SUPER clear red ale with a perfect, creamy white head. The aroma is unbelievably rich with a huge similarity to a Belgian bun. That is really amazing tasty. Creamy and floury with a beautiful browned pastry flavour and an Earl Grey soaked raisin. Some cheap powdery chocolate and lovely vinilla there too. I think that is fricking tasty. This is a very special beer.


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