mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy red, and has an off-white head with good retention and some nice lace. Lovely fruity aroma - smells very strongly of strawberries. Intensely fruity taste - strawberries again (more like cooked strawberries) becoming just a bit more tart towards the finish, and ending on well-blended herbal hop notes. Not at all sour, though. Moderately creamy body, decent carbonation (I re-poured this into a different glass half-way through pouring it from the bottle, so the carbonation was likely reduced in the process, slighly). Very, very pleasant - probably the fruitiest FVA ever.
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from biernavigatie.nl, bottle number 51851, tasted in 2014 (i.e. 4 years old). Hazy orange/amber colored, small off-white head. Nose of caramel malt and English hop varieties, some spices, orange, and a hint of Christmas pudding. Hopbitter flavor, surprising considered both the style and age, caramel malts, typical Fullerís Vintage Ale flavor, probably the yeast strain, alcohol presence, some fruity esters, Christmas pudding again. Lasting bittersweet finish. Not the best of the Vintage series, but still i really enjoyed finishing the bottle. Great stuff, which perhaps i should have aged for a few years more.
hohops (277) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour, clear, no head, fruity orangey malty aroma. Taste of fruitcake, a bit sticky, hops, caramel malt. Nice, but cloys a bit more than the 2012.
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7-27-14 poured from bomber. Nice smooth malty flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Bready aroma with some alcohol. 9.4 joshk. 9.2 bd
rikstar (728) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l fles gedeeld in 2014 met bryanvdv, robijnrood met een mooi fijne crŤme schuimkraag. Geur is kruidig met gist en fruit meloen en rijpe mandarijnen. Smaak.is vol begint zoet met een.bijna wijn achtig boeket loopt naar een iets bitterzoet.nasmaak met.alcholwarmte. Interessant bier.
Bryanvdv (521) - - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Koperkleurig helder met fijne kraag. Aroma is alcohol, zoet fruit. Smaak is vol zoet met zuurtje in de afdronk.
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AntonFred (10) - GREECE - JUN 7, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
One of the few beers i ever had and i could not drink it at all. Something was wrong with it. very disappointed.
Rodriguez (233) - Quito, ECUADOR - MAY 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange, complex fruity and malty flavor and aroma, very smooth. Can taste target, fuggles and Golding hops. Great beer, more like a cognac than Golden Pride. Will try it again, definitively.
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in colour with a moderate off-white head, good lacing. The aroma is of alcohol, some vanilla, caramel malts and even a bit of liquorice. The flavour is of light alcohol, some chocolate, caramel malt sweetness, moderate bitterness. Lightly sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long and sweet with some alcohol warmth. Its good but like all the Vintage Ales the do get better after a few years.
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle no. 106077. Pours a clear ruby color with a small white head. A Fullers nose of yeast, toffee and fruit. The flavor is medium toffee, more yeast, marmalade, some really nice port elements, fruity hops, a very sweet version pushing toward a BW, a bit of hops all through. Very solid beer as always with this series.
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle nro 030043. Colour is ruby dark red with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness and malts. Hard to say. Something special.