RateBeer
Home >

Fullerís Vintage Ale 2002

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
99
style
Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Sampled in 2006. AMber in color. Caramel and honey. A little sweet and fairly viscous.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19659) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
[550ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Hazy red pour with a fluffy white head. Fruity nose, very mellow. Sweet fruit cake and marzipan, although thereís an undercurrent of harshness throughout. Iíd heard amazing things about this Ė indeed Iíve written amazing things about the 1999 vintage. This one was nice, but a tad muted. Maybe it just hasnít aged well Ė could be one of those things [15102011]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
Bottle @ Kookfest. Almondy nutty malts. Fruity finish. Mild hop flavours in this one which werent enought to balance out the sweetness. On the whole not bad, despite being out of kilter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle 39323 courtesy of cgarvieuk. Dark reddish copper, bubbly off-white head that fades. Nose is barleywine-esque - figs, some spice and some raisin. Slightly sweet, lots of ovaltine malts, hint of blackcurrant perhaps. Lots of biscuit malts. Finish is slightly sticky, slightly cloying. Not as good as I had hoped.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 March, 2003Desperation sets in. Only three beers in the house that I havenít tried. One is a Brasserie de Clerck (sad French beers), one is a Cantillion lambic, and the other is this. I was planning on letting it age a bit more before drinking, but I couldnít face the other two beers, so I opened this. Syrup sweetness, not impressed. Lovely complex nose - a sort of tea garden salmon. Nice complex finish of cascading hops. And the promise of delights to come in the middle bit which has a satisfying range of sweet malt flavours. But itís all stuck in the middle of a rather cloying sweetness which comes across as rather crude. The hops are excellent, coming through, even in this sticky mess, with a delicate tea flavour. But, at this age, the beer is so undeveloped that the sticky sweet alcohol is the predominant experience. Itís almost unpleasant. I have noticed that the ratings for the Fullerís Vintage have been steadily declining since 1998. Either - like me - people are drinking this too soon, or the quality is declining. Either way, I find this sadly disappointing. [2.7]
Sept, 2006KookFest 2006 Very sweet and very hoppy. Perhaps the hoppiest of the bunch. Toffee in the background. Swamped by hops. A fairly crude beer. Quite clearly a fairly simple strong ale. [2.6]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
bottle at home bottle no39323 ... hazy brown ... soft blackcurrant ... ovaltine nose ... rich malts ... ligth fizzyness ... quite biscuitly ... bitter blackcurrant ... musty toffee malts ...biscuity... not working for me ..

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (7752) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheeta (1181) - LangŚ, 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  13 


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50