Home >

Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2010

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3271) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, Hexham. 2010: Drank 2015-08-09, Aged for approx. 5 years; Dark hazy red-amber coloured with a sweet and slightly tart red fruity flavour, almond, sherry, cherry and vanilla followed by burnt currants on the boozy, dry, fruity finish. Nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (43) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
caramel / malts, smells amazing and packs a punch with a warm body and some nice dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2015
(Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2010) 540 ml bottle if my conversion was done right, No 51795, served into a snifter at home, ABV 8.5% Bright orange to red colour on the body, mostly clear. Something more than one fonger of thick, light tan head on top, with average retention, leaving light lacing behind. Aroma has light caramel, dates, raisins, sugar, wood, malts, some alcohol after a deep sniff. Sweet taste, plenty of dark fruits, lots of dates, plums, stewed red fruits too, sugars, berries, english style hops albeit stale, some alcohol on the finish, first signs of oxidation. Medium to thick body, nicely carbonated. Quite dry on the palate. Very good, I’ll have next year’s vintage a bit sooner though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
subgrade (11) - LATVIA - FEB 19, 2015
Feb.18. 2015. Very pleasant strong malty aroma, with notes of dried fruits. Medium tan head, clear copper colour. Medium sweet and malty taste, with bitterness surfacing later. The bitterness isn’t too pleasant though - just plain bitter, even a bit acrid. Full body, thick and slick mouthfeel, long bittersweet finish. Overall a nice English strong ale, only the bitterness seems a bit off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3107) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours dirty brown with a small white fizzy head that quickly disappears. Aroma is raisin and sweet caramel malts. Taste is sweet barley, light hops and slight caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1911) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
500 ml bottle # 043867. Clear medium copper, fine lasting tan foam. Spiced caramel malt aroma. Taste is bolder toasted caramel malt, some toffee and vanilla, fruity hints, slightly floral and herbal, more than a bit boozy, smooth. Softer carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. A more intense vintage. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davetheeagle (2) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle no, 7945 purchased from the brewery. Poured well with good carbonation. Clear amber colour and white head. Hints of baked bread and peeled orange. Two years ago it was very fizzy so looking forward to my next bottle in 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. #077348. Courtesy of olio. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
Cloudy amber colour with a small frothy off-white head. Sugary sweetness, alcohol, berry hops, mild bitterness and some malt in the aroma. The flavour is... a bit raw? Is it possible? Hops, mild bitterness, dark fruits, sweetness and some alcohol in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Purchased at the LCBO, back in the day when it came out. Best before end 2013, bottle No. 078279. Pours a slightly hazy honey-amber colour with a frothy beige head, good retention and lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of fruitcake with raisins, oranges and nuts. Mild toffee with a little alcohol. Mildly dry mouthfeel. The flavours are better blended with dates, caramel malts, hints of minty grass and pepper. Kind of a lingering feel of eating a unripened banana. Pretty nice overall and seems a little milder than older versions.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 28

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50