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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2010

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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
I have crafted the 2010 Vintage with the highest quality Tipple malted barley for the second year running. This ale’s main hop character is derived from traditional Golding and Fuggles hops and further enhanced with Dry Hopping, using a blend of the choicest Golding and Target hops. Coupled with the unique Fuller’s yeast strain we expect this beer to mature into another ’Classic’ Vintage! 125,000 bottles produced


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9606) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Wow - not bad in a 6 year vertical, though it did finish "last." Slight oxidation only. No hops to speak of. Sweet leaning malt driven brew. Mostly dark fruit and leather with maybe a little toffee and a warm finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1053) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2016 Amber color, beige head. Dark malts and caramel on the aroma. Taste has dried fruits like figs and dates and also some caramel. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (1063) - Beijing, CHINA - APR 14, 2016
Flasche (Nr. 35342, 50 cl), 5 Jahre daheim gelagert. - Tiefes Rotgoldbraun, trüb. - In der Nase vornehmer, etwas verhaltener orangenfruchtiger Hopfen, toastiges Malz, Anklänge an Honig und die typische Fuller’s-Hefe. - Im Antrunk schweres, nicht zu süßes toastiges Malz, ausbalanciert durch zitrusfruchtigen Hopfen, der zum Ende hin immer schwerer wird: Orangenschale bzw. Orangenlikör. Anklänge an Bittermandeln und Weinbrandkirschen. Mild rezent, weich im Mund, vollmundig und hefig. Verhaltener Ausklang mit etwas fuseligem Alkohol. - Gediegenes Starkbier mit wuchtiger Hopfung in schwerem Malzkörper, aber etwas zu hefig-verwaschen. Fuller’s 1845 schmeckt mir wesentlich besser.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3752) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle pint with batchnumber: 51734: Clear brown colored brew with an burned character and smoothly sweet bitter taste, hints of peaches, some caramel and spices.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (799) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Foggy burnt orange, no head. Aroma is cotton candy, caramel, peaches. Fruity and floral. Taste is more grainy than the aroma. More of a white wine thing going on too. Body is not too heavy. Might even want it heavier. A little hot. "Easier Drinking" than I expected - not what I would hope for with something like this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (594) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 31, 2016
Dark amber hazy with white head. Aroma: toffee, spicy herbs, some roasted notes. Taste: moderate sweet with some spicy hoppy bitterness. Flavour: malt, bisquits, some earth, cheese, wood. Grassy bitterness and some wet wood and earth in the aftertaste. This is very good but below expectations.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (5236) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, light hops, some caramel, and more sweetness. Flavor the same with sweet malts and dark fruits and light hops. Average texture. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (627) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge – Bouteille N°54934- De couleur brune avec une fine mousse blanche qui diminue assez vite pour ne rien laisser– Au nez de très léger arômes de madère, de malt caramel, biscuits, un nez sucré par le malt, fruits confits, le nez est assez plat– En bouche toujours des fruits sec et de fruits confits, figue, malt doux – Corp moyen, amertume moyenne, carbonations légère, douce et aqueuse – Gouter en parallèle avec une 2016 et une 2014, c’est la moins intéressante des trois, la 2006 était nettement plus intéressante

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5041) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Split 4-ways. Cloudy amber-copper with a medium tan head, moderate retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is quite earthy, but balanced by toffee, herbal spiciness, toasted notes and a bit of alcohol. Taste starts ok and slightly sweet followed by herbal spiciness and toffee, ending by a strong earthy bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Strong lingering earthy finish. Maybe it’s just because it’s too old, but the earthy bitterness is overpowering everything else so the enjoyability is moderate at best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Flaska från SB. 5 år gammal. Bärnstensfärgad med högt tjockt krämigt skum. Fin doft med viss oxidering med toner av torkad frukt, sherry/madeira. Fortfarande relativt spänstig och bra avrundade smaker med riktigt fina fruktiga smaker som plommon, fikon och dadlar, utvecklad karaktär och en beska som knyter ihop smakerna väl. Riktigt gott. Tack Daniel!


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