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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2009

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

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Tom.
Typically attractive red amber with a good off white head. A little more fruity than usual. Very yeasty and creamy. A little raw in the finish. Not the best vintage ale but nice enough.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scotty (1077) - SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Stunningly good beer, rich, malty and spicy, so well balanced. Superb finish that lasts for ages, Iíll probably still taste this in the morning! Bought this at Waitrose, Ponteland. Have to say that I was surprised at some of the ratings, however, this is the first Vintage Iíve tried, I thought it was stunning, if this is a poor example, Iíd love to try a good one! Happy Birthday Martin!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlosbela (55) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 13, 2010
amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, caramel, herbs, floral, alcohol, woody, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, medium body, fizzy, long finish, bitter,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanVittrup (243) - KÝbenhavn V, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Aroma of honey. Some hops. Flat/boring. But could be something for the wife. Sampled at the Ýlfestival.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A big olí bottle from the finish of Copenhagen í10: raisiny aroma. An I tense tobacco and date flavour. Too boozy I reckon. Pushing the limits of delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3202) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
500ml bottle, no. 036591, clean amber color, with a light beige head, toasted, biscuity, caramelized malt, fruity nose of shy candied peaches, orange peels, with a light brandyish accent, faint toffee, honeyed dried sultana raisin note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, sweet toasted, biscuity, caramel malt, brandyish, fruity character of dried raisins, smooth candied orange peel and peaches, with some mild sponge toffee, cookie doough flavours, leading towards a warming, sweet malty, brandyish, fruity, lingering hop dryness finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2010
from erzbierschof.ch - pours a very clear red-amber colour with a poor head retention; chewy malts in the nose, caramel, hops and red fruits; sweet and sticky; full-bodied and with a fair but subtle carbonation; a decent bitterness and a long malty and fruity hoppy finish - doesnít look as complex as in the past years

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
500mL bottle, pours amber with a beige head. Caramel malts and honey dominate the nose. Flavour of dark fruits, caramel, honey and alcohol. Excellent one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours cloudy amber with small amount of beige head. Lots of honey sweetness to balance the alcohol, nice hoppy finish. I look forward to trying again afer some aging

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - 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.


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