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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2007

Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
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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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10126) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10123) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10032) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle. Orange amber color, dense head. Salt, salmiac, flowery hops and dried fruit in the complex aroma. Firm flowery and earthy hopbitter flavor with salt, dried orange fruit and some malty sweetness. Salty hopbitter aftertaste. Thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2008
500 ml bottle poured a lightly hazy orange with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice, fruitiness and a hint of toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, light fruitiness and a faint hint of spice with a smooth warming bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany with a large, frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (perfume, flowers), light yeast (dough) with notes of apple, pear, date, and alcohol. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9424) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2008
courtesy of oh6gdx, bottle #91889 - pours a clear reddish-amber colour with a slightly beige head; aroma of caramel, red fruits and malt; nice flowery hoppiness; full-bodied, slightly sticky, lively palate, robust and slightly astringent bitterness; long and very bitter finish with more red fruits and malts and a light alcohol touch - definitely needs some ageing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9259) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2008
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2008) Fruit cake, woody, moist pipe tobacco. Sweet sticky malty body, apple pie and raisins, spicy and warming. Very young, I expect an old one to be more sophisticated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2008
rating #500, bottle from Brother Tuckers. Dark copper color with a decent white head. I smell malt and toffee...but when I drank it I was surprised to find it a bit hoppier and overall a well balanced beer. A good beer indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9038) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle... Hazy orange ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Terrific retention. The aroma is a malty swirl of toffee and caramel. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The initial flavor screams caramel malt; however, 2007’s version is heavily bittered as well - medium sweetness and heavy, metallic bitterness. Finishes bitter-sweet, but then there’s a lingering bitterness that seemingly lasts forever. Muchos kudos to bu11zeye for floating this baby my way!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. Bottle # 113930. Poured a medium and clear orange color with a medium sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, caramel, toffee, and fruity. Tastes of carame, toffee, some fruitiness, and citrus.

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