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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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle 500ml. Surprisingly light aroma, with sweet dried dark fruits coming through. Pours a clear dark coppery colour with a small off-white head. I know I should have waited, but I just had to try my first 2007. Unfortunately, I found it very sweet and syrupy; almost like an uncooked Christmas pudding mix (do you remember scraping out the mixing bowl after your Mum had decanted the mixture?). The alcohol is warming but overwhelming, at present. Iíve bought a case of the 2007 Vintage and I am sure that they will improve with age. I doubt whether I will be opening another bottle before Christmas 2008!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Burnt orange body with a thick light head. Very bubbly. Aroma is more consistent with that of a pilsner than an ale with quite a bit of sweetness on the nose. Flavor is also a bit sweet. Very easy to drink, but that is because the flavor is not to overwhelming with just a bit of bitter flavor. Carbonation is not as noticeable on the palate as expected from the appearance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Sedimented amber with medium white head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of wet dog. Taste is biscuity with a bitter and alcoholic finish. Not quite what I was expecting. Looking at the ratings, it would seem this annual special brew peaked around 1999, and declined steadily thereafter. Comes in a nice little box, though. $7/17 oz

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7023) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle, from Waitrose Thame, Oxon, 08-11-07 Tawny coloured pour with off-white head. Slightly elegant nose almost brandyish, lovely soft mouthfeel but the sweetness is a touch cloying despite the bitterness at the end. Powerful and wonderfully warming. Just the weeniest bit harsh at the moment but give it a little while and it will be a stunner, itís still a lovely beer and I sat for 50-60 mins happily supping it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5215) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle # 52330 from Systembolaget. Beautiful dark amber colour with a medium creamy off-white head. Surprisingly weak malt aroma with some distant caramelly notes and earthy hops. medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite dry with a moderaely bitter finish. The weakest Vintage I have tried so far.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Smells of crazy sweet good times (malts, syrup)

The foam is an A- , the head is damn fine while the head is acceptable

wow, very delicious beer and beautifully balanced to boot, some of the flavours in this beer are very pleasing : english malt, honey, syrup..

One more reason to adore Fullers!
Rock Lobster!!

#800 here on RB, 808 on BP..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 28, 2007
Appearance: amber mahogany color. Medium head and beige color. Aroma: intensive smells of candy malty and toasty grains; notes reminiscences of toffee, vanilla, wood, nutty and other dry-fruits. Ripe-fruitiness smells similar to red apple, peaches, apricots, and red raisins. Nose with sponge cake, nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Complex and nice. Flavor: candy and toasty malts, sweet start and very nutty. Progress with reminiscences of cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, alfajor and truffle. Dry-fruit taste like almonds and nuts; too ripe fruity like stone peaches, peel red apple, some banana, plums, raisins and candy oranges. Warming, notes of whisky and old rum. Slightly hoppy finish, with floral touch. Malty and nutty aftertastes. Palate: medium body with silky texture. Low carbonation. Complex, nice and good balanced. Exquisite! I stored other bottle for tasting in the 2010.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5359) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
Cask at SBWF. Amber with a small, beige head.. Malty and yeasty with a lot of sweet, dried fruits and resin. Still a bit thin and unmatured.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours very clear for a bottle conditioned ale straight off the truck. I love how British bottles cause the pour to gulp for air and break a head on the beer. Spicy hop, toasted malt and light caramel aroma. Clean, fruity, mild toffee and madeira flavors with spicy and sticky hops contributing some citrus rind notes. Excellent finishing bitterness. Still a tiny bit hot but in 6 months Iíd wager this ale would be tame enough. I will revisit then.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Cask @ St. Albans BF. Amber with a thin off white film. Nose of barley, wheat and malt. Butterscotch, hop and orange in the taste with a little cocoa. Maybe needs a bit of age, judging by the other rates from the fest, but I still enjoyed it. Considering the number of Fullerís pubs around town, itís a shame they donít put their decent beers in them.


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