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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7145) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle thanks to Marsiblursi!! This beer was just exceptional! Poured a clear, deeper coppery-orange with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up deep, toasted caramel, bready notes, toffee, and drier floral hoppage.. bit of an uptake on the back with more lovely dried floral notes.. soft, inviting, and well-aged. The flavor had slight sour oxidation notes and dark fruits upfront with mild floral and citrusy bitterness.. sweet candied caramel with more fruit across the middle and back-end, accented by light, but complimentary bitterness.. sweet and tasty! Sweet, medium-bodied, and well-balanced on the palate.. wish I had another!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours rich, amber-red with a small, white head. Dark fruits, caramel and mild oxidation in the aroma. Great flavor, fairly mellow but with some kick at the edges. Notes of cake, rich caramel, toasty sugar, leather, and fig. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, dark sugars, caramel, leather, dark fruits. Lovely beer. The age has done it well. (4.3)

Had another bottle that was shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. The beer is still damn good. Solid. (4.2)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
Bottle conditioned - White Horse - Parsons Green London SW6. A mid brown beer with a nice white head. The aroma is thick with juicy hops and creamy alcohol. The taste also has lots of warming alcohol , fruits, nail varnish, perfume and vanilla. The texture is like butterscotch. After a while it does become íheadyí but it is more than acceptable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3843) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2005
Bottled. Orange colour. Malty nose - almond paste, slight licoricy with hints of dried fruits and whiskey. Flavour is malty, licoricy with lavender, menthol, tidbits and white raisins. Very long and complex flavour. Lively, yet softmouthfeel. Dark flavour profile. Not very sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11187) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle at Aarhus Beerfestival. Pours hzay deep golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruits - pruner/plums, caramel, vinous/port. Very complex. Low to no carbonation left. Smooth, round , creamy& filling palate. Sticky... long end! Thank god!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11131) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivnizub (8888) - 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........

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4749) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle #15601:
Clear amber in colour with an orange tint & thin off-white head. Aroma of pit fruits, raisins, alcohol, malt and toffee. Full-bodied; Strong sweetness but very mellow-vanilla and oakness are very noticeable. Overall, great to try at this age-itís almost flawless. I sampled this beer from a 50 cL bottle after the RB party at Founderís in Alexandria, Virginia at Mikeís (the_beer_god) hotel room on 20-November-2004.


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