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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2011

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013

Feb 2012 Chris Oís Fullers/Gales Tasting. Dry. Tight. Yeasty. OK, but a bit dirty. Perhaps it needs more time to settle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (606) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
Copper color with small head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, malts, biscuits. Taste is light to medium sweet a bit bitter. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6480) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear deep golden with a medium off white head. Toasted malty and bready flavor with notes of ripe fruit and fruity hops. The flavor is ripe fruit, fruity hops, biscuits and toasted malt. Sweet bitter malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReV2 (146) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
When my brother texted me from the Great British Beer Festival with a photo of the 2013 draught version he was drinking I thought - donít get mad, get even and opened a 2011 bottle! I wouldnít usually drink this beer so young or in the summer months but wow, this is delicious. Massive frothy head, golden, sweet with an excellent hop balance and long lingering aftertaste. A hard act to follow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle 127865. Good sized milky tan head of medium sized bubbles. Fruity aroma with some marmalade as the description says, vanilla beans, sweet malts and some toffee. Color is a hazy dark copper. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected for a 2 year old brew. More vanilla, caramel, sweet malts and some butterscotch. Light alcohol presence. I am really diggin this vintage. Finishes malty with a tad of sweetness. A pretty good brew and one of the better recent vintages.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy nice toffee aroma. Moderate bitter nice caramellic flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (1553) - Mikołůw, POLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Apricot marmalade, redcurrant, walnuts, raisins, figs and plums in the aroma, which altogether makes for a brandy-like smell. Full, thick body, very fruity flavour. Medium sweet with a moderate bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2184) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Clear copper yellow with small light brown foam head. Aroma is malty, taste is superbe. Nice bittersweet caramel with floral tones. Low bitter aftertaste, quite long lasting. Good beer. (Velp 201306)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1106) - PORTUGAL - JUN 22, 2013
500ml from Auchan (Luxembourg). It pours a hazy amber in colour with a thick white head that diminished. Some light yeast notes in the aroma, but a nice combination between sweet and bitter in the flavour. A very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3104) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Bottle at beer and cheese event in Shoreditch. Pours light amber with a small khaki head which quickly disappears. Nose is very raisin driven. Touch of apricot marmalade and heavy honey. Quite sweet. Very marmaladey and dried fruits in the taste. Heavy sweetness and a little sticky. Bitter sweet finish. Not bad


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