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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: 305   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy of llcooldave! Pours a deep, dark amber body with no head. Glowing and clear. Aromas of fermented apples, some alcohol, candied pears and malty sweetness. Flavors of pears, fig preserves, malty and a very mild floral hops finish. Fine, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (475) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at home on 21 August 2014. Pours red brown with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins, blackcurrant and mint. Sugar sweet. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Another excellent brew in this series. Pours a deep copper with thin head. Aroma of malts, dried fruits. Flavor was deep and rich with pale malts, dough, dried fruits, and a lasting finish brought on by some bittering hops. I let this one age for almost 3 years and it was worth the wait. The flavor was even better as it warmed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (397) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours a clear, medium brown color with a very thin light head and very few bubbles. The aroma is malty and a bit sour. This beer has a lot of flavor. It is full of hops and malt and feels almost creamy in the mouth. There is also a distinct raison flavor and the aftertaste is a bit like carmel, but the beer is not overly sweet to drink. Based on the light, clear appearance it is surprising how much body this beer has. This beer is a bit heavy, but other than that it is a solid drink.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eirikur (372) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 6, 2009
This ale is soo naked. no masking at all, way too much alcaholic taste, otherwise, its complex and has all the bells and whistles .

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
Much better than last year. The challenger acts as the sheriff in what could be an unruly ale. The finish is nuttier than anticipated but works wonderfully. Perfect balance. Perfect colour and head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle 116943 - Sweet cherries, malty aroma with a fading chocolate after taste. Not a bad beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
Pours orange amber with a small white head. Raisins, mixed dried fruit, orange and a good malty caramel base.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Pours dark orange with big white head disappearing quickly, but leaving a good ring of lace; sweet aroma of fresh fruits with biscuity notes; full-bodied and smooth; flavor is sweet fruity, of chewy caramel malt and toffee and a long spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 Number 28720...To the eyes: Syrupy looking. Orange/amber hue. No head, really..... On the nose: Brown sugar, crisp. More sugar... Some herb notes with orange peel and toffee. Quite basic. Nothing spectacular..... Flavour: Ridiculously sweet and malty, hardly anything else gets through. Some alcohol bitterness. Almost zero finish, except more sweetness. Not very awesome. Just sugar...


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