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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: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 cask at Stockholm Beer festival ... Golden copper ... sweet malts litte sharp hop ... sweet complex rich malts ... little toffee and caramel ... melow malts quite sweet.... Bottle at home ... Nice deed copper ... nice aromatic lime hop ... juicy sweet... hop resins ...some caramel ... I cant put my finger on it but its damn tasty ... Tk2 bottle at home (60154)nov 08 ... copper ... light fruity american hop ... pine... juicy tart and fruity ... little toffee ... orange peel. 3.9 Bottle 60148 (04/10) at home ... hazy ligth copper ... musty toffee fruits ... soft fruits ... blackcurrant ... soft fruit malt ... very mellow ... hint of pine hop 3.7 Well here i go, 2007 Btl 79985 drunk Dec 2012 ...amber ... with a wondefully big rich bubbly off white head ... soft sweet orange and lime... juicy floral tone ... light ovaltine nose ... little cold from the cupboard ..... again that oily sweet floral pine and orange ... very juicy ... orange peel ... light ovaltine again ... soft raisins ... even a little plummy 3.9 from me on this one Bottle at the hanging bat 2014... Copper... Thin white lacing... Dry zezty.. Soft spicy orange... Juicy peel....soft sweet spicey peel... Soft sweet fruits.. Light blackcurrant.. No cardboard tones.. Juicy lively... Tasty 4.1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, spices and herbs.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
Cask gravity at Bowl Inn, Charing. Cask had BBE 12/03/2008. Strong alcohol and a bit syrupy. Decent hop on finish but more muted than other vintages Iíve had. Good raisin fruit. Malty/raisin up front, then dry hop on finish. More earthy and less grapefruity than I expected. Still got plenty of hop though. Needs time to mature.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
50 cl bottle. Actually my first fullers vintage ale, though the rest of the bottles in the series is within my reach. Poured into my girlfriends "De Ranke" glass. Poured amber/copper with a creamy off white head. Wonderfull aroma of dark malts, caramel, alcohol and quite a bit of hops. Low carbonation & a medium (full bodied) filling smooth body/texture. Overall good balance, not as sweet as expected and a lot more hoppier than expected (Fresh hops). Light warmth from alcohol. Sticky palate. Perhaps a "sipper style of beer", but I could drink this all night! Dope! Cant wait to taste the rest!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Bottle, 50cl. Bottle # 18172. A dark golden beer topped by a small, beige head. Alcohol, dried fruits, dark sugar and some honey hints on the nose. The flavor is lightly alcoholic and sugary, with a pleasant bitterness. Warming, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A bit rough and sugary this one, but quite nice anyway. Rating: 6-3-7-4-13-3.3. 120106

Bottle. A slightly hazy, golden beer topped by a small off-white head. The aroma is a pleasant mix of fruity, peachy hops, port like alcohol notes and maltyness. Thereís some caramel in the flavor, and a nice bitterness, else itís much like the aroma. Full-bodied and warming, with a dry, bitter finish where thereís some roasted like notes. A lovely one. 100115

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13774) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle at EBF08. Vinous aroma. Cloudy reddish brown colour. The flavour is actually not that powerful, vinous with some alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask@SBWF 2007
Dark copper brown color, no head. Cellary oaky aroma - not very strong. Alcoholic, fruity, bitterish. Raw, earthy brew, not as sweet as 2006 edition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle #32497, LDB Middlegate
Golden-amber colour. Bright (actually no trace of residual yeast at the bottom of the bottle either). Thin head. Earthy, mushroomy nose with hints of obscure UK hops and diacetyl. Complex character - earthy, chalky, minerally - is more reminiscent of Yorkshire than London. Caramelly and toffee malts, lots of earth, hops like Typhoo tea and a brawny, woody, alcoholic finish. Damn fine - not as stellar as last yearís but an impressive bottle nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours amber-red with w foamy, white head. Rich, dark and ripe fruits on the nose, some subtle caramel. Medium sweet flavor, light alcohol notes, cake, fruits, toffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, lightly dulled alcohol edge, modest toffee. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
No. 143619. Aromas of roasted malt and floral hop. Not bad for a green beer. Rich coppery amber color and a white head that went down immediately. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Roasted caramel/toffee flavors, with a bit of heat and floral/grassy hop. Hints of cacao. Finish is dryish, floralish and delicious. Got one aside for a few years down the road - if I can hold off.


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