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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2008

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


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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle @ Frankís (Ramnuts) tasting - 06/11/12 #11879. Pours a hazed light amber with a thin off white head. Nose is toffee fudge, dates, prunes, dark fruits, sugars, little pinch of wood. Taste very similar to nose, slightly tarte in the execution. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish. Decent enough - but not a patch on some of the ígoodí exampls of the older vintages Iíve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12986) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, fruit, yeast, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, hop, fruit, alcohol, yeast, spices, caramel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle 142804. Rich reddish copper color with a decent beige/tan head. Strong aromas of roasted caramel and floral hops. Full body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is light brown sugar and lots of floral hop. Very clean and smooth. No oxidation yet. Finishes well balanced, and a touch of heat can be discerned. Drinks very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12440) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Rich fruity and malty aroma with some marmalade. Sweet rich malt flavour, still with a little sharp alcohol. Nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flaor. Some nice caramellic notes. vinius not alcoholic. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Bottled, 500ml (No. 54004) from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Tawny brown with off white head. There is a heady alcohol aroma to this, quite like Slivovitz Plum Brandy in character. The fruity theme follows into the beer, strong alcohol notes, plum, quite fiery and warming. There is little bitterness, the depth is all alcohol led, still a very decent beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11589) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
clear yellow smooth offwhite head. malty dry aroma. flavor is sweet malty, spicy, well balanced, caramel, nice strong flavor.

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