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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2008

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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 301   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11251) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11209) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle, thanks Søren.
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 (11104) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2011
AMber/orange color, nice lasting offwhite head. Malty aroma, citrus, hops, toffee, caramel and some brown sugar. Malty caramel flavor, alcohol, hops, sweet fruits, almond. Alcohol finish with caramel notes.

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: Green’s, 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
clear yellow smooth offwhite head. malty dry aroma. flavor is sweet malty, spicy, well balanced, caramel, nice strong flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10838) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
Herb würziger Antrunk, malzig, leicht nach Schokolade. Süßlich würzig, etwas brotig. Hell, etwas zuckrig, erdig. 9/13/12/12/12/12

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - 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.


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