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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: 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle 550ml.
Clear medium to dark red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, vintage, oxidide malt, raisin, plum, wood notes, moderate alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is flat to soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. IMO it is to old - on the down ... [20090725]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
55 cL bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a lacing white head. Light grainy to overripe fruit notes and with a light caramel malt note. Flavour is mild caramel malt. Light dry malt flavour with a light spice note. Ends with a mild malt finish and light wineous.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2003
[Sampled November 7, 2003] The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of fruit. The color is a hazy dark amber and it has a beutiful beige head. The flavor is lovely from a good malt blend with notes of fruits and wood. It has a dry bitter end. A fine beer but not nearly as good as Vintage 1997 and 2001 - maybe because of the short aging? I wish I had another one to experiment with.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts and caramel. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits with hoppy notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20295) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2005
Bottled. Hazy reddish orange, beige mediumsized head. Strong chocolate and dry fruit in aroma along with grassy hints. Strong malt, caramel and alcohol in flavour with hints of hayish dryness, grassyness and papery hints. Very complex and full flavour. Pleasant and smooth palate. Malts, caramel, hay and alcohol in the long aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19309) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - MalmŲ, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
7th September 2009
Cloudy amber - red - brown beer. Short lived tan head. Good carbonation. Sweetish aged malt nose. Neutral palate. Sweet aged malt, smooth and creamy. Initially this tastes a bit tired but patience brings out some pleasant toffee caramel and generic fruit. Finishes semi dry and still with alcohol warmth after 7 years.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 2010-02-17, 7 years old, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Beautiful amber color, strangely hazy; the head is quite thin, but creamy and persistent. The aroma is malty but also alcoholic, nutty, with light bitter almonds. Good body strength, the mouthfeel starts getting a bit oily; the malt flavor turned into cookie dough and marzipan; still strong bitterness, but also the alcohol can be clearly perceived. Tired beer, not worth ageing more.

2005-04-01, 2 years old, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Beautiful copper color, reducing head. Very malty aroma, very light Bourbon vanilla. Good body structure, a bit oily, quite thick; really malty; nuts (wallnuts), a lot of caramel. Incredibly harmonious. Very long final, malty and honeyish; knocks you out!
The carbonation and the young age makes of it, still, a partially aggressive brew (but excellent).


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