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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2008

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

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our 12th Vintage features two of our favourite English hop varieties, Northdown and Challenger. These, combined with floor malted Maris Otter malt, produce a rich fruit aroma laced with dark orange hop notes. A full luxurious mouthfeel is finished off with a satisfying alcohol warmth.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby, dark amber. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, caramel, molasses, licorice notes, malt and hops. Nice and sweet finish. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
50cl bottle. Pours dark amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet of alcohol and malts. Caramel, dark fruits and sugar. Smooth palate. Low carbonation. Still a little rough around the edges compared to the older ones. Still quite nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13478) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Cask at Kō09. Mild sweet flavour. Cloudy dark amber colour. Citric amber colour. Citric flavour, some port.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13215) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 500ml bottle from, you know what I can?t remember. Oh I remember St Albans BF 09 and bloody expensive it was too. A fiver I think. A maltier more syrupy offering for this vintage. Ok, so the younger vintages always are a bit syrupy and malty and take a bit of time to calm down, but the hops here are almost inconsequential. Almost lager pukey malts. Not a very good vintage to be honest. The 2006 you can get in the Barrow Boy and Banker in Borough is far superior to this year. Probably the worst year I?ve had. I?ve always liked this beer, but unless this is a duff bottle, then its the worst year so far. Bottle at Chriso FullersGales Tasting. A lot better. Some decent sweetness some peppery hops. Decent dryness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 50cl. An unclear, golden-orange beer topped by a finger-thick off-white head. Sugary sweetness, alcohol, some hints of mint and a good dash of fruityness on the nose. Sugary sweet, lightly alcoholic flavor with a decent bitterness. Warming, full-bodied and with a pleasant level of carbonation. Warming, sweet and decently bitter finish. A bit on the sweet side this one, even for my sweet tooth. 120106

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2008
(Bottled #14117). Clear copper color, good creamy beige head. Nutty-woody, whisky-barrel nose. Sticky-toffeish and sugary flavor with attacking alcohol and Challenger hops. Sweet and alcoholic aftertaste. Maybe mellows over the years, currently too sharp and kind of unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
(500ml, bottle No.146992, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of grass, caramel, and florals. Flavor of butterscotch, caramel, herbs, grass, and raisins.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2009
50cl bottle, #122404. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, cantaloupe, light earthy, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some earthy, strawberry/melon, light boozy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle, thanks SÝren.
Had this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Pours nice, hazy amber with a small, creamy, staying, off-white film head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light flowery. Lively and kinda spritzy mouthfeel with a fine dryness. Flavour is dry, lots of caramel, light herbal and earthy, flowery and dry hoppiness. Light yeasty and a soft toffee finish with good dryness. Good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
16.9oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber/copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, earthy/herbal (English) hops. Taste is rich medium malt-caramel, spice/earthy/herbal (English) hops. Thanks jwc215 for sharing this one.


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