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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2012

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Released August 2012.

The 2012 Vintage Ale, our 16th, is brewed with three of this yearís finest hop varieties including, Goldings, award winning Sovereign and Target hops. These combined with our unique yeast and organic barley grown by Sir James Fuller on the Neston Park Estate result in a wonderful limited edition brew that has a luxurious flavour.

Individually packed and numbered, this bottle is one of only one hundred and twenty five thousand produced

Although we are obliged to state a best before date of 2015, like a fine wine or whisky, this mellow golden ale will improve with age for many more years

Being bottle conditioned, the beer will form a natural sediment, so pour carefully, sit back, and enjoy this, the very finest of Fullerís ales.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy amber color with a medium white head. A nice smooth nose of part and caramel, yeasty. The flavor is similar with woody and yeasty port, some robust sweet malts, very flavorful. Good. Solid definitive brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
Pours a manuhka honey, burn orange colour with a short lived thin white head. The aroma is sweet, malty, toffee/biscuity, with an underlying floral hop note. The flavour reflects this note for note. Ends on a slightly sweet astingent note. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle shared by Doug at his going away tasting
Clear golden with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is malty and yeasty. Flavors of caramel, ripe dark fruit and mild bitterness
Nice and smooth

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
2013-07-01. Crisp dark amber body with a large foamy head. Aroma is pleasantly malty, sweet, notes of English malt and caramel. Flavour is pleasantly malty, caramel notes, English malt character, modest bitterness. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Pretty nice. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish copper with a modest beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a rich pale malt flavor with a nice yeast presence and a moderately bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a slightly veiled amber with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy. Flavor is caramel, malt, overripe fruit, very sweet, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. Finish is earthy and herbal bitterness. Relatively low bitterness that perfectly balances the fruitiness and sugars. Strong body, mellow mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Great, strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4293) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours deep amber into an English pint. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving no lacing. Sour caramel aromas. Sourdough and roasted caramel upfront turning to mild hot bananas flambe in the lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle at DōE BeerFest 2013. Clear amber - white head. Caramel tea, herbal, raisins, fruity, ok bitterness, lots of sweetness, dried fruits, wooden/forrest herbal hoppy. Not really my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2305) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle nr 12438. Clear amber beer with a tanned head. Hoppy, caramell, malty and dried fruits aroma. Sweetsourish berries ( like cranberries), caramell and malty flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (270) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Smells very english slightly sweet with a c02 kinda smell. Pretty normal for those brews. Smell a hint of hops not much. Expecting a sweet mediun bodied brew with minimal bitterness. Its a dark copper colored hazy brew with little head. It tastes very malty medium/full bodied small bubbles and typical low bitterness for this brew. It has a caremely aftertaste. Not a bad brew a typical uk brew taste. Worth a try.


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