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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2011

 (RETIRED)
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98
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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2011 Vintage Ale, our 15th, is brewed with some of the finest of this yearís malt and hops. The malt grist includes a portion produced by Warminster maltings, from organic barley grown by Sir James Fuller on the Nestone Park Estate. This will be married with the choicest Goldings, Organic First Gold and award winning Sovereign hops, to produce a beer with a firm malt base, marmalade notes and a satisfying bitter finish. Individually packaged and numbered, this bottle is one of only one hundred and fifty thousand produced.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
the beer has a great syrupy flavor with lots of caramel and nutty tastes. the beer brings enrichment. strong flavor at the end that is a delight one for the ages.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
The aroma is nothing special with sweet corn malt and alcohol. The appearance is light amber with a large head. The taste is very malty with both caramel and biscuits. The palate is smooth. Overall not what I was expecting but still pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1711) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
Dark red amber, little head that fades fast. Interesting beer but no better than the ESB. Bottle and box offer something extra, but the beer itself is a bit of a disappoitment.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9346) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2012
500ml bottle, no. 51025, at Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri. Large frothy beige head resting on top of a deep, dark amber coloured body. Restrained aroma of dried fruits on a semi-sweet malty backbone. Dark fruits in flavour supported by hints of dark berries, a note of almond and malty sweetness. A bit jam-like. Hop bitter ending with tingling alcohol. Nice, a bit pent-up, perhaps (Oslo, 06.01.2012)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
Was hoping for more. Up front a touch of bitterness, backed by some sweet maybe caramel. Body is pretty light. Alcohol is there in the mouth, but reasonably well buried. Nice stuff, just was hoping for more. Maybe if it laid down for a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle 550ml #059453 @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear deep golden/orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (5497) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
light hoppy aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, fizzy, nice hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7606) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, cerials, faint citrus, faint alcohol. Flavor, long duration. Heavy sweet and finish moderate bitter. Creamy, dry texture and soft carbonation, faint alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeHolm (8) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Once again, very good beer. Very nice color, even if it strong 8,5% it dosn?t taste alcohol. Also a fresh taste, me like!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nboldock (6) - Hull, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012 does not count
Decided to treat myself to a Vintage this year having passed up the opportunity last time around. Having just finished the bottle, Iím glad I invested. Delicious. I got thick caramel, bags of flavour and a smooth finish that belies the alcohol level. Excellent.


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