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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2007

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


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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
This smells creamy, a hint of rye almost. Very good. The flavor is sweet but not strong. Very tasty and drinkable. I really like this, more than many of the others.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sound67 (695) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2009
50cl dark brown bottle, as shown. 2007 vintage, tasted and reviewed in Oct, 2009. Bottle No. 55926. Vintage, bottle-conditioned ale pours a beautiful, slightly hazy copper and a medium, soapy beige head with decent lacing. Pretty intense aroma of ripe plums, coupled with noticeable hops and an orange-peel edge. Heavy-bodied ale, with low carbonation and creamy (but not thick) mouth feel. Stewed dark fruit dominate the taste at first, with a strong but beautifully integrated note of malty alcohol for additional "gravitas". Sweet and bitter notes continue to vie for your attention as the beer goes down; finish is dry, hoppy - with a lingering, complex sweet-and-bitter after taste. Fullers have done it again: Itís a pricey brew (at almost 8.00 euros per bottle), but a rich and rewarding one. How could a strong ale possibly be better balanced and smoother than this? Great beer that drinks like a great wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle # 135916. Bought three years ago and have been saving it for a night like this. I finished the final draft of my first novel, 2492 (well, final draft before some editor makes me edit it a few more times), tonight and wanted to celebrate in style. Wonderfully smooth caramel aroma hovering above a clear copper-colored, steady-headed beer. The taste can best be described as smooth and complex. Caramel notes with a slightly bitey effervescence which mingles and frolics with a mild bitterness that playfully skirmishes (and gives a gentle noogie to) a distinguished maltiness. It goes down way too easily, so much so that Iím afraid of the upcoming moment when the bottleís empty. An extremely enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1178) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours rich amber with small white, fizzy head. Smells like mellow alcohol and fruit with some caramel and toffee hops. Tastes like alcohol that fades into a sweet fruits and caramel and toffee, so basically follows the nose. Medium-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and a light, prickly mouth-feel, Fullerís Vintage Ale 2007, 10th Anniversary, finishes sweet and smooth, with a smile on your face and a desire for more in your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle pours a vibrant golden amber with a light mid-sized head. My only wish is that the grassy note was slightly more subdued. Perhaps it will mellow out in a short time before I have my next bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
Best beer I had this year. Clear amber pour with a clingy head. Hearty spicy scent. Complex yet unbelievable smooth. Total lack of boozy taste is staggering based on teh %age. My final qoute at the end of the night was "Thaz a fígn gooood beear" Guess that percentage was definitely there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle # 103559. Iíve been saving this for a few years: tonight is the night! Poured slowly into my íAbbot Aleí glass tankard. Nice looking brownbody with a red hue: on top a full, deep head of off-white foam. Port like in aroma and intial taste: a rich fruit cake infused with Port and Vanilla. This is so good it frightens me. I only have this one bottle: nothing like any other British brewed beer Iíve had for many a year. The flavours just keep coming and as the beer warms in the glass the aromasand taste change a little: Sherry replaces the Port, the Vanilla takes on a dark chocolate hint and caramel easters begin to appear. This is sweet and I like it. Really, really inpressed. I hope my 2011 version is as good when I open that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2008
Ouch! Bitter, then sweet and rich. By Jove! I have to say Iím stumped by this one. Lady Crabapple was not too impressed; Iím afraid I might have to differ with her on this one. I rather liked it! I have had two bottles of this peculiar brew, but am saving four for a later date. I seem to recall that the 2006 was a little sweeter, a little less bitter. But Iím not at all sure. Well, I really enjoyed this, almost as much as the Coopers vintage ale!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle # 143239. First aroma is leather. Rich leathery notes with some fruitiness and a touch of peat. Upon drinking this stuff explodes into a rainbow of English Ale standards. Leather, caramel malt, a touch of must and some bitterness. Pours amber with tan head. Definitely a winner, and worth the extra cash.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BongoJay (6) - Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2010 does not count
Fullerís Vintage Ale - 2007 - Bottle Number 112262 Appearance: Deep amber to light brown in color Nose: Malty and sweet like a rich honey Taste: Hint of raison with a rich malty sweetness Palate: Absolutely wonder, velvety smooth, well done Overall: Although english ales are not my favorite, this particular beer is executed extremely well. Reminds me of a little of a scotch ale. The bottle conditioning process helps to produce a very smooth rich flavor. Fullers has always impressed me with their quality.

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