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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2010

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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
I have crafted the 2010 Vintage with the highest quality Tipple malted barley for the second year running. This aleís 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 Fullerís yeast strain we expect this beer to mature into another íClassicí Vintage! 125,000 bottles produced


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy deep amber orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has strong sweet grains and caramel with a bit of of toffee and alcohol backing. Flavor has a bit of pine bitterness up front but is mainly caramel, sweet grains and a bit of alcohol burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roonai (245) - - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque brown w thin white head. Nose is malty barely boozy raisin. Taste is more rich malted barley with loads of raisin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
29th May 2013
Clear amber beer, decent pale cream coloured head. Softish palate, smooth and a little dry. Mild carbonation. Creamy malt with unsweet toffee. Trace of marmite. Little dried fruits. Finishes creamy and dry. Not bad but hardly one of their best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (1838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2013
50 cl. bottle poured in to a snifter, Bottle no. 039627. Slightly hazy amber colour with a small, dense off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, earthy hops, faint licorice, raisin and light orange jam. A subtle alcohol burn. Taste is sweet. Full body with a thicker texture and an average carbonation. Long lasting sweet finish with fruits, earthy hops and caramel malts. A little bit of alcohol and bread. A good ageing, a little less sweetness and more fruits would be appreciated.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5180) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013

Feb 2012 Chris Oís Fullers/Gales Tasting. Dryish malt. Hint of vinegar. Some hops. Spicy. OK. Perhaps some palate fatigue setting in now. But the end is in sight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (913) - SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2013
500ml bottle from Iron Duke, London (£6): Boozy initally with lots of sweetness, some sugar, caramel and background fruits of apple, plum and raisin. Some butterscotch and vanilla too.
Copper to amber with thin, foamy head that holds very well & leaves nice lacing on the glass.
Strong alcohol but not overpowering & it is balanced. Caramel & toffee follows. Background fruits again but with banana added this time.
Smooth, full bodied and with medium carbonation. Very sweety, boozy and balanced with a warming alcohol taste.

A great beer, just like the 2011 version with a brilliant, complex taste that balances a strong alcohol flavour with lots of sweetness and subtle fruits. A very easy beer to drink despite the high abv.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
The head is robust, the color red and cloudy. It smells fruity, yeasty, creamy. Taste is intensive, yeasty, aromatic, aged, smooth, creamy, nice! 12/12/12/12/12/12

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2182) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of toffee, raw sugar, port wine, caramel, bread and light sweet alcohol. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of toffee, bread, caramel and sweet booze. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Aged well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottled (No. 008015), 500ml from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Amber to copper with off white head. Smooth and full beer, quite fruity, malt loaf in character with raisin and sultana within the malt. The hop is of the English, earthy type character, perhaps a little woody but certainly not jarring on the palate, some mushroom type flavour perhaps. There is an alcohol kick, but again quite smooth. Very pleasant indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (555) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Superbest. Pours clear amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt with hints of caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and toffee with a little bitterness. Nice warming mouth feel. Dry bitter finish.


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