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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2008

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

bottled
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11021) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Vintage Ale
Date: December 24, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenís, Atlanta
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: clear dark red, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity malt aroma, floral and woodsy hops (fuggles?)
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice fruity character, lots of sweet caramel candy, nice earthyness, grows into a sticky sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10699) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
clear yellow smooth offwhite head. malty dry aroma. flavor is sweet malty, spicy, well balanced, caramel, nice strong flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Hazy dark orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit - raisins especially - and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish with warming alcohol. Soft and smooth. 081011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours vibrant copper-amber with a fine, white head. Quite a bit lighter in color than older vintages. Some light, leafy and herbal hops in the nose, with notes of caramel and toast. Medium sweet flavor, sugar, caramel, mild bitterness. Medium to full bodied with a tingly, pleasant mouthfeel. Mild warming finish, candy, sugar, caramel, a bit of fruit, not too much booze. Very, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma had hoppy and malty notes. Flavour had caramel, floral hops and malty notes. Finished bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 24, 2009
Botella, no. 97243. Pale orange colour. Dark fruity sweet caramel malty alco aroma. Quite sweet dark fruity deep malty alco flavour Sweet fruity bit alco finish. Rather too sweet but still pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10201) - 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.


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