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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2005

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

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned. Also limited availability in the Cask.
Fuggles hops, floor malted Optic malt.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours dark amber, toffee, caramel, raisins, sweet, bit oxidised.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5612) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours hazy amber with a offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, light oxidation, light dried fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, wood, light dried fruit. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 110614

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle no 74835. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, dried fruits, malt and hops. Nice and warming with good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark amber/brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, wood and oxidized. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, little wood, oxidized and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Jazy a,ber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 110614

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle #79830. Mahogany red/brown, small white head. Aroma - port/sherry, balsamic, candied fruits, touch of alcohol. Body is medium, quite smooth, just a touch of carbonation. Taste - toffee, sugary sweet liquorice, noticeable alcohol, dry finish. Nice elements to it - but a bit too sweet and boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (926) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Appearance: Hazy dark ruby with small ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Treacle, toffee, honey, vinous, dried figs, dates and prune, liqourice and herb note. Taste: Low bitterness, medium sweetness and low/medium sourness. Slight saltiness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, low carbonation, dry abrupt spiritous, dried fruit, toffee finish. Comments: Very good. Bottle number 68444.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3482) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Shared bottle on 31st Jan 2014 @ a pre-Brugge Beerfestival bottle swap in De Bierboom. I had two fairly large samples because Iíd asked rudy to save this for me! Like all the other Fullers Vintage Ales Iíve had this was brown in body with a red hue: on top a full, deep head of off-white foam. Sherry like in aroma and first sip: a rich fruit cake infused with sweet fruits and Vanilla. I wanted more, but others were getting involved and I passed it onto the guys from Brussels who Iíd shared a few other beers with, itís only fair. Needless to say Iíd like a whole bottle to myself if I ever get the chance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
Vertical in 2014 with 2013, 2009, 2005 and 2000 Vintage compared. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: oxidation, alcohol, sweet. TASTE: oxidation, alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
11/I/14 - 1Pt. 2.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ JorisPPattynís place - part of a vertical: 2013, 2009, 2005, 2000 (2014-38) Thanks to PriorL and Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep copper red beer, irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very oxidized, lots of orange peel, spicy, caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: honey, little bitter, hoppy, lots of orange peel, sweet, pretty oxidized. Aftertaste: some caramel, orange peel, little bitter, toast, oxidized, some marzipan.


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