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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2009

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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: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fresh berry, prune. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Way to young have to more mature, before drinking. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090804]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2009
50 cL bottle, # 26940 - a bit of a joke calling this limited edition. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a fine white head. Aroma is mild apple, abricot and peachy hops with a light toasted malt note. Sweet caramel malty flavoured with a nice hops counterbalance. Mild warming alcohol flavour into the finish. Smooth and light fruity brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottled. A slightly hazy red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, toffee, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of bread, malt, toffee, and some fruits, leading to a sweet and dry finish.

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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21310) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Deep amber colour, not much head. Aroma is mild yeast along with alcohol, caramel malts, liquorice, toffee and vanilla. Flavour is caramel malts, some vegetably and quite sweet wooden notes. Quite nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19805) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 Bottled. Clear dark amber, faint head. Resiny nose with some seville orange and plenty of alcohol. Sweet with clean mouthfeel and medium-full body. The hard malt marries ill with the resin. The lack of malt depth leaves more room for alcohol to shine through. Piney resiny bitterness. Feels primitive and rather harsh. I mean itís not really bad, but itís not what it pretends to be either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17215) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2010
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty warming caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish warming dark fruit finish with hints of carame land alcohol in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Clear brown beer. Semi dry and semi soft palate. Rich sweet malt. Hints of Port and Brandy. Finishes semi dry with a little cherry. Nice but less impressive than older vintages. 3.5

31th May 2011
Hazy red - amber beer, nice pale cream coloured head. Smooth softish palate. Rich malt, very creamy and with a trace of toffee. Really nicely balanced with some bitter hops kicking in towards the semi dry finish. Just a very nice barleywine!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15060) - 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.


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