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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2012

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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4347) - 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 (13353) - 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 (2313) - 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 (281) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10474) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice caramellic and hoppy flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
White neat head rich orange pour medium carbonation aromas earthy hops fruity caramel toffee brandy fugde like note rich fruit vanilla note the flavours crisp fruit brandy toffee rich caramel honey dark fruit dried fruit some chocolate soy mild medium bitter note the finish very rewarding would age real well good hop and malt aftertastes brandy and a bitter sweet finish very good on palate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle pours a copper orange head white foam has nonstop bubbles forming for good ten min. Tastes smell booze caramel fruit maybe like a fig. Honey maple syrup. Slight off flavor. **** cap had a few bubbles may have started to oxidize ****

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at ōlfestival 2013. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1095) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle no 83207. Copper body with a tall head. Aroma has English hops and caramel. Taste is quite sweet with more caramel and fudge but the hop level keeps up with the sweetness. As half of the bottle is gone the sweetness starts becoming more apparent and takes control. This is obviously made for cellaring. I still prefer 1845 over the Vintages.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2069) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2013
My wife grabbed this for me at supermarket along with a steak and asparagus as a way of saying your on your own tomorrow it all worked well together. Pours orange with one finger head and nose of malt and caramel although faint. Tastes of dried fruits and dried wood, caramel, plenty malty, resin, hop bitters, a little rock candy finish. Sweet on finish that Lingers.


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