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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: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Bottle (500ml). Bought 15 bottles to put away, have had 3 - last one was better, so itís improving. This is a very nice English bitter, but NOT spectacular. I heard enough hype that my first bottle would have rated about 11 - disappointing. Lighter in colour, vague aroma, somewhat straw-tasting, quick dimish on the palate. Not all that much different from a better London Pride. BUT .... the third bottle showed maturation, so Iím going to leave remaining 12 bottles untouched until Christmas 2005 and see if we can bump that 13 up to 14 or 15. Not BAD, just ... unmemorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
not as good as the 2004. mildly bland. i was expecting more of a toffee taste to it, but that wasnít there. decent beer, but not as good as the previous vintages.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - SEP 17, 2005
reddish amber w/ off white head. aroma of malt and alcohol, flavor dominated by alcohol. lacking the complexity one would expect from a ívintage aleí.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
Red brown colour with a big off-white head. Caramel malty aroma and a sweet dry malty dark fruits, light hoppy taste. Medium body and a sweet hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Texture like port or sherry...and some similar flavors as well. Dried fruits/dates/raisins/caramel/and toffee. Some brown sugar and maple syrup also noted. Pretty strong alcohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle from my large stash at home. A mahogany coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Boozy, caramel, ripe fruit aroma. Tastes fruity, spice, orange, boozy but also quite sour. Not their best Vintage in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle #15958, sampled in December 2013. A slightly hazy reddish amber pour with a ring of white head; vinous aroma; buttery mouthfeel, with raisins, plums and caramel tastes; and a dry, rather thin, toffee finish, that instills a gentle warmth. Smooth and soft from the aging, but otherwise little different than a more recent vintage.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5670) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Bottle bro 37841. Colour is ruby red with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, sweetness and malts. Pretty special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6714) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
How: Bottle, vertical with 2014 version.
Where: Tasting at omhper.
Appearance: Clear brown colour with no head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, cellar, caramel.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, raising, caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours a hazy amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of golding hops. Flavor of golding hops, citrus, thereís an unpleasant citric flavor and some sweetness. Sticky texture, soft carbonation. This is definitely a let down.


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