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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2002

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


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2002
Bright amber; chewy, malty, earthy, touch of hop. Like the others, but with youth on its side compared with the usual year or two that most people put on these before they drink them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
Red deep golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is caramel, malt, fruit. flavour is fruit, orange, sugar, yeast, oxidation, caramel, hop, spices. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle from the Parcel Yard at Kings Cross. Very hazy dark orange Amber. Aroma of smooth darker fruits and a slight touch of oxidation. Full bodied. Flavor is very slightly oxidized malt, nice med dark fruit, and the hops have hung in to impart a floral bitter. It has aged very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, sweet malt, and a hint of spoiled vegetables. Mild flavor of malts, caramel, cherries, and toastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12053) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Amber beer with a small white head. Malty aroma with caramel, toffee and biscuit. Dry with a rich malt flavour, somewhat bready.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2009
568ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Dry raisiny and nutty aroma. Pleasant carbonation. Yeast mellows the taste we found - so do add some. Very dry malty body. Hops again dry and biting. Lovely raisins in the finish. Beautiful sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11705) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Ungstrup]
[at Yesprs tuesday tasting]
Pours lightly red-orange with a fine, creamy, yellowish head. Fine lacing. Aroma is light hoppy, some chocolate, good fat toffee. Super creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has soft port, vinious, light chocolate and a pleasant dose of hops. Super balance, and that chocolate note is truly wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11539) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber color. Sherry, raisin and oak in the aroma. Sewer. Also sewer in the flavor. Raisin.. Sherry. Candied fruit. Some remaining hopbitterness and toffee. Alcohol. The old age is showing. Still enjoyable.

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