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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: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

[ Bottle # 059629 ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, caramel, dried fruit, light to moderate hoppy, fresh hop, light raisin - plum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111126]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and caramelish. Light caramelish malty with a good balanced bitterness and mild fruity touch. Sweet and slight bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, And fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes malt, fruits, alcohol, dusty hops, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
Cask. Slightly hazy deep amber with a small and rough off-white head. Rustic fruity aroma, very flowery. Fairly solid body, very low carbonation, prunes and licorice with a warming alcoholic finish. Serious stuff. 161111

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and cookies. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, cookies, oak, hops and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Bottled (No 52349 from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and sweet malty in a very nice balance.Flavour is sweet malts, quite floral and mild toffeeish notes as well. Quite bodied though my "short rating". I predict this one to be one to save 5-10 years. Ends rather sweet malty and bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19218) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Bottled. Clear orange/brown, firm head. Malty lactic nose. Sweetish, full bodied rounded mouthfeel. Spicy hops on toffee, some blackberry. Long spocy bitterness with notes ofm yoghurt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16410) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty dark fruit finish with hints of caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 31st December 2011
Light haze on this amber beer, tidy white head. Dry palate with fine carbonation. Dry caramel malt. Aniseed alcohol - obvious! Dried fruits. Alcohol gum numbing in the dry finish. Pretty poor! Really hope ageing improves this because itís by far the worst of the Vintages Iíve tried. 2.3

2nd June 2013
Smooth and fairly dry malt with a little toffee. Pinch of spice. Mild dried fruit hops. Mild minerals. Semi dry finish. Much better but still not an outstanding vinatge.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
In short, this is the usual beautiful dark amber beer with creamy and steady head, but that shows some nasty vegetables aroma (with the caramel), good body strength, round mouthfeel, traces of vegetables and iron along with the caramel flavor, very light nuttiness, moderate sweetness, correct bitterness and light metallic finish.
Bottle 087291, aged more than one year, but miracles donít happen.


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