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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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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Murky caramel color; light bubbles up top leave soapy foam on my glass. Smells caramely, tastes oaky sweet. Aged booze for sure. Tastes a bit dark & bitter, still some booze at the end. Falls short of Lees Harvest & Thomas Hardy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14138) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12999) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.2
   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
Cask at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Beautiful amber color; still. The aroma is simple. The mouthfeel is strong, with some good sweet malt, a bit oily, but nothing special. A bit warming. Powerful but not impressive.
A bottle is awaiting in the cellar, for better days...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Orange brun Ýl, med malt og humle. Let Ýdlig - og meget drikke venlig. Skal re-rates, da jeg fik for mange den aften.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2008
Cask @ Somewhere, somehow. Good, malty, flowery and fruity aroma. Taste chocolate, toffee, sugarcane. Looks amber, no head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Cask at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A hazy golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of vegetables, malt, and lemon. The flavor is sweet matly with notes of over ripe fruit and spices, leading to a dry bitter and woody finish. Not ready yet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours with an amber color. Malty, fruity, spicy hop aroma. Sweet Dark fruity flavor. Ends with a hint of alcohol.


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