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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2009

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Vintage Ale is a truly distinguished bottle conditioned beer. Each vintage is a blend of that yearís finest malt and hops, creating a unique limited edition brew. Being bottle conditioned, it is after bottling that the flavours truly begin to develop, and continue to do so well beyond the best before date that we are obliged to state.

The 2009 Vintage features Kent grown Golding Hops and East Anglian Tipple malted barly. It has an intial aroma of rich Muscavado sugar followed by a brandied caramelised


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
My first tasting of this line of beers. Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vivid caramel amber color with a small beige head. The aroma was ripe candied fruits but not a whole lot else. The flavor was yeasty, nutty and sweetish with light candied pear, toast and sugar. The alcohol shows through quite a bit on the flavor. Medium length finish and fairly full bodied. Interesting but a bit of a disappointment.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
Wonderful look, amber color with a thick creamy head. As Iíve been used to in these recent years, the aroma is mostly disappointing: vegetables, cabbage, dust, alcohol and just light caramel. Strong body, with oily mouthfeel; average caramel flavor; the final is oily and nutty. Correct bitterness. This beer ainít get any better in a few years.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
Bottle from Waitrose at Wolverhampton. Golden and clear. medium head and a full body. Subtle sweetness. Is it my imagination or are these annual beers getting more bland? Certainly not as impressive as previous years.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Amber malts, spicy, herbal, licorice, sweetness, nutty, candy, chocolate, dried fruits, light hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle at PapsÝ. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, cookies and dried fruits with notes of marzipan. Sweet flavour of caramel, cookies and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with hints of hops, pine and fruits. Flavour had pine, grapefruits, toasted malt and ripe fruits. Finished sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
brown amber , small white head falvor is nutty, hoppy. overall is nicely sweet malty, wellballanced,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a smallish off-white head. Aroma has some caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Solid body, caramel and fruit with quite some alcohol and a very present bitterness in the finish. 270310

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium white head. lovely caramel aroma with notes of fruit and toffee. The flavour is caramel, light peat, hops and ripe fruit. Very nice balanced brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Sweet and toasty nose with a good depth. Pours a lovely deep copper with a fluffy tan head. The flavour, though not the best Vintage Iíve had, still delivers in spades - plenty of resiny raisins and buttery malts leading to a gently alcoholic finish with a lingering moerish maltiness on the back of the tongue.


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