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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: 269   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


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10514) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2011
Bottle no 51720. Amber color, nice creamy beige head. Some particles in the beer. Caramel and toffee arom, nutty, figs and raisins, milky notes and some almond. Malty flavor, some alcohol, toffe, almond, figs and raisins. Finishes with almond and some alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 1, 2010
Botella, no. 003234. Clear deep red-dark brown colour with a nice big beige head. Sweet deep malty and dark fruity bit spice like and hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is deep malty with roasted caramel, dark fruits, bitter hops, bit spice like and bit vinious. Sweet roasty aramel dark fruity deep malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10199) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10184) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9794) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, 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
Bov (9492) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle... Cloudy burnt-copper pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a malty, estery swirl of dates, red grapes, fruitcake and sweet port. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is medium-sweet, boasting candied dates and raisins with a splash of vintage port. Malty, hearty, warming finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, orange appearance with a small off white head. Toffee, caramel, grape, plum, slight earthy hoppy aroma. Somewhat fruity-some citrus, plum, raisin- toffee, caramel, somewhat bitter, earthy hoppy flavor with a fairly strong, tangy, caramel aftertaste. Finish is a little strong.


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