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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2007

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

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic Vintage Ale with an aroma which incorporates spicy hop notes with rich fruit character and leads on to a very full malty, fruity, sweet palate which has a surprisingly clean finish coupled with a matching bitterness.
I have handcrafted this beer from the finest Fuggles, Target and Super Styrian hops, Maris Otter malted barley and of course, our unique yeast to create a truly extraordinary unique brew. - John Keeling, Brewmaster


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle at RBAG 2013. Bottle # 34954. Dark orange pour with a small ring of white head. Orange peels and caramel in the aroma. Taste has caramel malt, a bit of alcohol, mild hops to finish, some lingering alcohol. Smooth and nice English Strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (576) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Big thanks to Sid for sharing this at RBAG 2013, from the verticel 2005-2008, brown copper pour, smell is rasins, carmel, malty backbone but unlike the 08 this had a bit more spice on the nose, has a sharp finish the lingers on the tounge..like the 08 better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle - Vertical 2005 to 2008 - Raisin, toffee and biscuit on the nose but also some alcohol. Cloudy brown with a tiny head. Brown sugar, raisin and the usual port suspects and some bitterness coming from the hops. The bitterness and alcohol give this one some harsh edges which I didnít get from any others. I would let this sit another year.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2324) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a dirty brown with a small off white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is raisin, fig and plum with some barley. Taste is sickly sweet, raisin and plums with barley and the faint hint of alcohol. Very nice, starting to turn. May have to dig into my other bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7992) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
500ml bottle, no.103822, bought at Fullers Brewery Bottle Shop, Chiswick last November. Served comfortably chilled in a tulip glass. Decent, bubbly, off-white head remaining as a layer on top of a slightly cloudy, orange-brown body. Fragile lacework. Smell of bread, almond and dried fruits. Blended taste profile of marmalade with apricots and oranges on a subdued, sherry-like backbone, as well as hints of earthy malts, mid sweet. Rich and rather fresh bittersweet finish. Well balanced and smooth. Enjoyed for an hour celebrating 17th May 2013 at home in TromsÝ.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (405) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2013
At 5 years of age this was the best of the vertical tasting including the 09, 10, and 11. Aroma: rounded, yet intense raisin, prune, candied orange, honey and caramel. Flavor: balanced raisin, orange, orange peel, with candied cherry and caramel on the mid-palate. Finishes with above plus lightly charred caramel, with firm hop structure.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
This is going to be a weird rating. My brother bought this beer at a gas station. I didnít have high hopes at the time. Pours with big head and classic color. Smells fruity. Little nose. Taste is well balanced hops and malt Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
500 ml bottle. Deep golden body with a fine off-white head. Weak aroma of caramel malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fruity with a light but delicate bitter edge, some yeast and a hint of warming alcohol. Very smooth and nice with more subtle flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2082) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Tasted in a flight with 2009, 2010, and 2011 vintages. Very small nose. Sweet, rich caramel and apple. A touch of orange in mid and final. Maybe a little oxidized. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101126.
Pours clear mahogany color with a minimal head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, some toffee, sweet malts and some alcohol notes. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits, toffee, mild alcohol and some resin notes. Nice.


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