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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2008

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


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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (773) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
pours with frothy head and nut amber colour; malted honey on the nose. Sweet honey nut at the start, some woodiness, medium-thick viscosity, hints of osmanthus tea, and a medium bittersweet finish that ends medium-long. The alcohol content (8.5% ABV) is noticeable up front. Med-high depth, rich bodied, medium complexity, short-medium length. Itís a quality beer but not of the flavours pique my interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle No. 04764. Pours a amber orange with a good slightly off white head that slowly dissolves. Aroma is spicey, malt, soft bread cookie and alcohol. The flavour is top notch, malty toffee base, with a alcohol sweetness, some gingerbread cookie flavours, ends on with a note of good bourbon. The mouthfeel is smooth, and the finish is incredible. Have two more of these on the shelf, expecting good things to come of come aging them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2009
16oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a mid sized long long lasting off white head that leaves great lacing. Very dense head. Gorgeous beer. Complex aroma of honey, hazelnut, raisins, caramel and citrus. Flavor is tons of caramel and vanilla up front going into a grassy hop middle with decent bitterness. Sweet honey notes with hints of raisins finish out leading to a lingering finish with slight bitterness and notes of caramel and vanilla. Terrific. Underated, and this beer will only get better with time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2008
500 Ml bottle from the LCBO bottle number 27087 The aroma is hops and alcohol with a touch of honey and caramel Pours a nice deep copper with a good sized white long lasting head The taste is creamy and smooth nice warming alcohol edge and a touch spicy Pretty good I would like to taste one that has been aged a while maybe I will have to pick up another one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
( Bottle bottle nummer 117627) Copper pour with some amber wheyís of grain. Nice bitter notes. Some grainy hopes and candied malts. Lots of sweet tops here and there. Pretty cheap price. Hits the palate nicely. A bit strong on the alcohol tip. Might mellow out a bit later on. Because of the low price I might go buy two and rerate in a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (660) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottled. My friend bought me one for Christmas, so we each had one. Poured and looked good. Strong boozy flavor, nearly barleywine like. Maybe this needs some time because it seemed really hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (626) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Pours cloudy orange-amber with a medium beige head, very fine and lasting lacing. Rich malty aromas with caramel, vanilla, apple, biscuit, and hay. Medium body, smooth, crisp, lightly dry but low-carbonation. Flavors of toffee, biscuit, vanilla, pine, with some earthy notes. Medium-bitter piney finish, almost enough to balance the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syzzer (625) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Good brown-like/ German-style combo (though English). Nice yeasty tone throughout. Light carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
500ml Bottle #03645 - Pours a nice cloudy orange, very thick off-white head that never left and clung to the glass for itís life. Prunes, plums, raisins, bread, burnt caramel all come out to me in the aroma; sadly, the remnants of a cold are probably costing me the full experience. Lots and lots of alcohol in the flavour, but itís not overwhelming. Balanced nicely amongst all those notes promised in the aroma alongside a heavy dose of malty sweetness. Something astringent hits the tongue but itís pleasant enough. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2011
Hazy amber with a white head. Light honey and caramel, candeid fruits and biscuits. Didnít try it fresh, but it seems to have aged with grace.

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