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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2008

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


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle no 28352 Hazy amber colour with big fluffy white head. Big fruit rasin aroma. Fruit loaf with hint of bread flavours. Creamy mouthfeel. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Too sweet! I liked 2007 because it was drier. This one has the leathery malt profile, but too much sugar. Not much hops or anything else. Decent, but too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle 126899. Medium orange copper hued with a light khaki head that went thin fairly quickly. Spicy aroma with dried figs and some herbal notes. The nose is pleasant with that mix and hints of citrus hops. The taste has some strong sweetness up front, like chugging honey laced with a little bit of hops. The body is syrupy thick and certainly sticks to your mouth. There is also a little bit of roast and wood, but the sweetness is cloying. Maybe a few years will help to dry this one out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13478) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Cask at Kō09. Mild sweet flavour. Cloudy dark amber colour. Citric amber colour. Citric flavour, some port.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle #54841. Beautiful sparkling amber, firm lacey beige head. Malt syrupy nose, hint of orange marmalade, very low hops, kinda like cheap sweet berry liqueur. Flavor is sweet and mellow, mild resiny hops, rowanberry and raspberry in the finish, slight warming alcohol. Mšmmi-like bitter orange and stronger alcohol kick in as it warms up. Medium to full bodied, lush low carbonation. Kinda restrained strong ale, and Iím not too crazy about them berrywine notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
500 ml bottle from LCBO (29176). Pours a clear rich amber with small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt with alcohol evident Taste is very sweet with alcohol and some hoppiness present towards the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
bottle # 105181... drank at 4:25pm .. 4/27/09 @coops .. . light honey biscuit aromas.. . medium bitterness with a nice back maltinessm like a whopper, or a blowjob .. .. pretty easy to drink, maybe to sweet for me, which is weird, because every morning i drink at least two (2) liters of hummingbird water .,. . abv is well hidden.. . a very well made brew, as always, i have enjoyed past years better but then again i stopped sucking my thumb at 2 and stopped giving bitches anal at 20.. so...

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle # 120613: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing ring of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malts with some light oxidation and biscuity notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and a semi-sweet toasty caramel maltiness with some light fruity flavor and grassy Goldings hop bitterness toward a slightly drier finish. Has some oxidation, but not much in the way of complexity, at least not as much as previous vintages.

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