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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2002

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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
Poured a hazy orange with a brown tint and small begie head. Full thick dark fruits, sweet malt, some woody character and alcohol. Full malty flavor with raisins and chocolate. Some aged notes. Semi-sweet start and a drying finish. Decent warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Pint Bottle from Walt via trade - Thanks! - Pours dark amber in color with a fairly short creamy tan head. Lots of floaters in this one... Aromas of big yeast, some raisin, lots of caramel, slight toffee. Flavor of yeast, raisin, caramel, toffee, and some earthy notes. Smooth as silk on the palate with medium body and low carbonation.. Not the best of the vintages for this brew in my opinon..

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
This beer is an 2002 years tastet in 2006. Heavy yeasty and hoppy aroma. Large frothy initial apperance. Light brown head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing longevity. Small particles in body, amber body color. Heavy sweet initial flavor. Light to medium palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5346) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
Somehow dissapointing after having tried vintages 1999 & 2004 & 2005. A little disturbing burnt taste. Yeast particles which I haven’t seen before. Still quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle. Reddish brown with mostly diminishing light brown head. Dried fruits and some bitter chocolate in the aroma. Slightly sweet malt and more chocolate in the flavor. Rather oily on the palate. Beautifull strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white mostly lasting head. A bit cloudy amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy powerfull aroma. Very toffee caramellic flavor. Average finish. Creamy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. # 20985. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty aroma with hints of dark fruits and caramel. Sweet malty warming flavor with lots of dark fruits and some hints of caramel. Long warming malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6480) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Dark, amber colour, unclear, murky. Has a creamy, mostly lasting head, light brown. Aroma of port, tqwny and butter. Flavor is heavy sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. hazy amber colour with a medium moslty lasting creamy head. Rich aroma and taste of malts, hops, fruits and citrus. Softly carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
(Bottle 55 cl) Pours a hazy, amber golden with an off-white head and huge chunks of yeast. Aroma of sherry, wood and overripe fruit. Full, sweetish body with lots of wood, caramel, toffee and overripe fruit. a bit low in carbonation. A lovely sipping beer. 071206


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