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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
500ml bottle poured a clear orange with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, candied apple, carmel, pepper and spice.Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, light carmel, candied fruit and light spice with a smooth warming lingering bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
clear yellow smooth offwhite head. malty dry aroma. flavor is sweet malty, spicy, well balanced, caramel, nice strong flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle, thanks SÝren.
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11539) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Amber color. Malty, flowery soft hopbitter aroma with hints of biscuit and citrus. Malty sweetish flavor with blackcurrant butterscotch, flowers and a hint of salt. Well balanced, just a bit alcoholic ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a large, frothy off-white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and nutty malt with pine, citrus, and floral hops; fruity with light alcohol notes. Flavor is a malty and hoppy start with an alcohol and spicy hop bite, fruity with some light doughy yeast notes and chewy malt. Full bodied, warming with high carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2009
from crackedkettle.com - hazy amber-bronze colour with a poor and chaotic foam; robustly malty aroma with notes of almonds and apples; full-bodied and quite sticky; the palate is quite mellow with a solid sweetness; fair bitterness, long malty aftertaste with notes of apples and caramel - good but needs some aging

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
500mL bottle, pours cloudy dark orange with a beige head. Butterscotch jumps out on the nose, with brown sugar, light cocoa, and a cognac-like boozy sweetness. Flavour begins with the liqueur-like sweetness, with elements of butterscotch, brown sugar, and caramel malt following. Slight alcohol burn on the finish, with the butterscotch and slight cloying sweetness lingering. Very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10404) - 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.

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