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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.


bembelembe's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, - MAR 19, 2012
Complex and rich aroma: fruits, herbal/floral, hops, biscuits, wood and rust, malt, caramel. Quite strong alcohol feel. Bitter aftertaste with alcohol warmth. Amber colour. Small head. Very fine beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Bottle # 003684. Clear copper in colour with a thin dissipating white head, very light lacing. The aroma is of caramel, light alcohol, floral, nutty, bready. The flavour is nutty, slightly sweet, bready and floral. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, some sweetness and some warmth. I like this as it seems more drinkable fresh as the previous years. Iíll have to pick more of this up and save some.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2168) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bright amber coloured with a large foamy head. It has spicy red fruit, almonds and peppery hop flavours followed by a sweet warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (947) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick beige head. Aroma: Dried fig, raisin, vinous, caramel, golden syrup, subtle mint and grassy/herbal note, hint of marzipan and woody notes. Taste: Low/medium sweet and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Medium thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, abrupt dry, dried fruit, golden syrup, caramel, malty finish with a slight alcohol note. Comments: Very good. Bottle number 025168.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1265) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with white head. Caramel malt, some citrus, and pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OscarFalls (39) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
I like this beer. I'm not in love with it but I enjoy this beer before some awesome steaks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2014
What a delight, to find this ale. No. 017154. It looks glowing amber with a minimal head, but aromas of rich, old ale with dates and steamed pudding. Thereís spices of cinnamon, cardamom and some ginger. The mouthfeel is full and round with gentle, balanced bitterness. A touch sweet on the palate with those flavours there listed. Itís a real pleasure, a fine exemplar of style I have real affection for from a brewery that is a part of British brewing heritage. Grand.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1811) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
500 mL bottle. Gushed a bit when I opened it, which has never happened to me with a FV before. Hazy bronze with a thin but sticky beige head. The aroma is fairly strong, and quite fruity, with a little booze. There is a solid note of malt as well. The flavour is fruit, shortbread, booze. Fairly unique. Quite full up front. Nice, as usual.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Medium orange, hazy, with a creamy golden head. Aroma of buttered bread, treacle, brandy undertones. Sweet English toffee, sultanas, sherry-like sweetness, light kiss of bitterness and a whiff of perfume in the finish. Quite full bodied, a little sticky. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog, tried at a vertical tasting 07-12. All bottles from Systembolaget.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
liinis (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2014
A bit better than last yearís beer. A great very basic malt character. Some quality hops.


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