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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: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11533) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
brown amber , small white head falvor is nutty, hoppy. overall is nicely sweet malty, wellballanced,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromasof carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a crisp warming lingering sweet toffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle. Amber color. Malty, slightly salty toffee aroma. Malty sweetish buttery and alcoholic flavor with pinches of salt and cookie dough. Hints of mint and butter cookies in the aftertaste. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
On pouring, a lovely raisiny aroma, but in the glass itís less sweet and less raisiny. Still pleasantly so, but thereís a wateriness to it, a touch of minerals even. Thinnish when cold, but on a little warming fills out nicely. Sweetish malts, woody, a little nutty. Lacking the bitterness of hops that other vintages have had. Definitely much better as it warms. Probably not worth cracking opening the next bottle for 3-5 years, this feels like it needs to autolyse and age abit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Name: Vintage Ale
Date: December 07, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine off white head
Aroma: light sweet fruity malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, hint of fruity character, light earthyness
Overall: quite mellow
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle 138760. Pours lightly hazy amber with an average, frothy off-white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, light toast) with moderate earthy hops and fruity esters, medium sugar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet malt with aggressive hop bitterness and spicy, peppery alcohol. The beer balances more towards the malt with a lingering dryness from the alcohol and hops. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10801) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle @ home. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Fruits, sweetness, caramel, light spice, some brown sugar. Flavour: Brown sugar, caramel, sweetness, some ripe fruits, some herbs, some spice. Nice. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Vertical 04-09-10-11-12-13. Clear rusty dark orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, tea, some alcohol, some sweetness, raisins and a bit soapy. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10562) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10396) - 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.


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