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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2004

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

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
95,000 bottles were produced for 2004ís Vintage, which once again employed a traditional approach, this time brewed with Goldings hops and Maris Otter malt. Distinctive cherry notes are evident, before a warming finish that mellows with age. Also limited availability in the Cask, mainly in the London area.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
55 cL bottle, 44514. Pours slight hazy orange with a lacing white head. Wineous malt aroma with light overripe fruit notes. Flavour is overripe fruity with a light oxidised note. Followed by a smooth malt flavour with a subdued caramel malt note. Ends with a light bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2007
Bottled - sampled December 2007. A deep red beer with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet and vinous with notes of plums, alcohol, raisins, berries, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with vinous notes of prunes, alcohol, rhum, caramel, and spices. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Bottle #34629. Pours a hazy, nutty brown with a small, off-white head leaving some lacework. Aroma of prunes and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied with lots of dried fruit accents - prunes in particular. The alcohol is extremely prominent in the finish also suffering from a somewhat brutal bitterness making this version less round and subtle than previous vintages. 020707

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy amber coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma with lots of malts and notes f alcohol and cookies. Sweet flavour with lots of malts, caramel and cookies. Warming finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is raisins, caramel and toffee. Flavour is caramel malts, some alcohol, raisins and some spicyness. Not much vintage notes in this one yet, but will probably become such within a few years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16789) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Has warming malty aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet malty flavor with hints of of dark fruits and caramel. Long malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
4th August 2008. Bottle 94057. Very complex aged ale. Caramel dominates the start but there is also a nice sherry flavour. A little milk chocolate in the mid plus red fruit you would find in a decent vintage port. Sumptuous and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
Aged 2 years
Dark amber color, with a spectacular, generous, creamy head. The aroma is malty, not too strong, with caramel, light spices, hazelnuts, showing some complexity. Malty taste, with loads of caramel; the mouthfeel is drier than usual, but becoming rounder when the beer is really warmer. The final is long, bitter with a lot of caramel. Less impressive than other vintages.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home ...copper ... small white head ... soit sweet toffee black currant fruit nose ... soft juicy fruits .. soft toffee fruit nose ... soft dull fruits ... soft toffee .. massive black currant fruits .. juicy fruits .. soft fruits .. soft sweet fruits ... big berries .. light cardboard ... nice but its age is showing ... lightest red licorice .. light marmalde ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14084) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle #34639. nice head with ok duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sugar, malt and some alcohol.


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