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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2007

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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
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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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Cask. Golden/amber color, small head. Yeasty, malty fruity aroma with raisins and some figs. Vinous malty flavor, raisins, sweet fruitsd and some bitter notes. Good beer and this will of course improve with time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
Slightly hazy amber with a firm and lasting off-white head. Rich malt aroma with fruity notes, some marmalade and a touch of grassy hops. Dry malty flavour with caramel and biscuit, and just enough hop bitterness for a perfect balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle, thanks Søren.
Had this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Pours clear amber with a nice, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma is light fruity, sweet caramel, piney hops and surprisingly flowery and fresh. This one must have been dry-hopped? Medium carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is really wonderful, lots of caramel sweetness, vinious, grassy, some fruitiness. Plant sap and a lovely bitter finish. Holy cow, this is good right now!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is oxidation, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is oxidation, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle #112945 from Party Town. Poured clear deep amber with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Good well balanced hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Good well balanced flavor with a moderate balanced and small alcohol tone finish of moderate duration. Very good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11049) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
Würziger Beginn, leicht honigartig. Würzig, rund, geringe Süße. Schmeckbarer aber eher unwichtiger Hopfen. Rundes, zum Ende etwas trockenes Bier. 11/12/12/12/12/12

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2009
bottle, #17968 appears red-bown with a fine thick white head. aroma is cellar, dark fruits, remnants of hops. flavor is dark fruits with added detalis from other stuff. great flavor. very very good mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Name: Vintage Ale
Date: 02/13/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Vintage: 2007

Appearance: clear dark copper, big frothy off white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with dark caramel sweetness and earthy balance plus a touch of alcohol,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, caramel sweetness brings out the fruitiness, light earthyness, light tartness, lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy nce aroma. Moderate bitter slightly caramellic flavor. Distinct brattonomyces notes but thats propobly non intensional. Creamy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Bottled, 500ml (no. 63156) from Sainsbury’s in Banbury. Orange amber with no head. This was flat unfortunately. Initially, malty, fruity, quite sweet, then it is overtaken with quite a spiced note, more pronounced than previous versions of this than I remember, quite peppery with a hint of curry powder. Because of the lack of condition there is no real finish to it, it’s over and you take the next sip. It’s ok, but certainly not the best vintage.


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