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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2002

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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Vintage Ale
Date: 04/25/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2002

hazy amber, wispy beige head, streaks of lace, rich sweet caramel aroma with earthy hops and a touch of fruit, rich dark caramel malt flavor, candy sweetness well tempered by the earthy bitterness, nice fruity character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
sampled 04/2005, thanks to fiulijn - clear pale red-amber colour, the foam quickly disappears, very malty aroma, nuts and bread, cherry, full-bodied, sweet and oily, very bitter, dry and long malty finish - looks quite raw and with a huge potential

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10398) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 [Thanks a million Ungstrup!] Hazy deep amber with medium off white head. Sweet and vinious aroma with overripe fruits, caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet and rather complex flavor with notes hops, overripe fruits, caramel, chocolate and madeira. Great complexity and full bodied. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2008
Botella. Pours an unclear red-amber colour. Sweet malty aroma with dark fruits and some toffee. Good soft mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with toasted malt, a bit of chocolate, some dark fruits, some port and a little alcohol. A good well balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (9850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle 550ml @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours cloudy amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9792) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours clear amber, with a thin white head. The nose is full of gingerbread, toasted malts, toasted sesame seed and golden syrup. The taste is leather, wood, spice, caramel and sticky over-ripe fruit sweetness, with a dry, boozy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. A decent vintage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - APR 26, 2010
Bottle: Hazy, chestnut-brown coloured, lots of floaties visible; lacy, but quickly collapsing beige head; sweet raisins, marzipan and leather in the nose, robust hops included; very solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, oily MF; leather and sweet caramel and portwine in the complex sweet and hoppy finish. Extremely well balanced, well rounded moreish stuff........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8878) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
550 ml bottle. Bottle #39274. (Fullerís) London, the UK. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
Darkish slightly cloudy amber colour with a tiny tan head. Sweet chocolate, fudge, dark fruits, vanilla and mild alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is dry liquorice, sweetness, bready malt, mild hops and toffee sweetness. Smooth. Rich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2010
(bottle, 55cl) Hazy, chestnut-brown coloured hue with lots of floaties and a short diminishing beige foamy head. Sweet toast-malty, slightly vinous fruity aroma with notes of caramel, liquorce, tobacco, sweat and a bit brandy-like alcohol. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a very soft carbonation and a slightly viscid mouthfeel. Creamy toasty malty, date- and fig-fruity taste with caramel, liquorice, resin and a tinge of marzipan; almost endlessly lasting, slightly vinous, subtle fruity and toasty finish. Highly elaborated stuff. 24.III.10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8810) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
Bottle #15605. Nice amber body with a smallish white head. Aroma of hops, malt and caramel with an alcoholic follow up. Barleywine like, sweet with touches of caramel. Hot alcohol finish but pleasantly so. Full bodied but not syrupy. Lingering aftertaste of pleasantly sweet alcohol. Thanks for sharing DuctTape.

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