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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: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


mathieuc's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3318) - Quťbec, Quebec, - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Pours copper with a nice head that receeds fast. Aroma is basically alcohol and some grains. Light toffee flavors with brown sugar and no noticeable alcohol burn. Easy drinking with low-med carbonation, An OK barleywine overall.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (1263) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 15, 2016
Aroma: Medium cherries, sherry, dried apricots, dried plums, toffee. Medium-light berries, floral, Light malty, toasty, bready. Light alcohol, rose. Very light brandy notes. Appearance: Slightly hazy, amber body. Small, tan, light brown head. Very fine bubbles, good retention. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium molasses, alcohol (floral), toffee. Medium-light peaches. Light berries, Very dry finish, lingering bitterness, molasses, berries. Mouthfeel: Medium-light warming. Medium body. Medium-carbonation. Creamy Overall: Super complex, but still easy drinking. Wow! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!. 17A. British Strong Ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10105) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Holding up well. Midpack in a 6 year vertical, but only because everything was still solid. No oxidation to speak of, hops are close to dead and gone, if they were ever really there to begin with. More toffee and breadier than the 2 older versions. still tons of dark fruit with a warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber with a thin but attractive lace on top. Nose - toffee and cake. Taste - Jamaica cake. Rich cake notes generally. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy rich texture and a rich but balanced finish. Overall - lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2421) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
Botella 50 cl del Lupulo n. 78574 vintage 2012. Fcpref fin 2015. tomada en el momento 27..02..2016. Color cobrizo oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores intensos maltosos con toques de caramelos y regaliz tostados. Cuerpo medio bastante espumoso y denso con buena sensaciůn alcohůlica. Bastante buena. La mejor fuller.s tomada hasta el momento.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to Nikos. Pours cloudy amber, small beige head, dissipates quickly with some residual and lacing. Aroma is malty, oranges, caramel, bready. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, malty with a piney finishing bite. Fullish body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (663) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 12, 2016
Look: orange, cloudy. Aroma: apricote jam, toffee, quince jam. Taste: moderate sweetness with light to moderate bitterness, light dried fruit sourness. Flavour: candied fruits, dried apricotes, dried figs. Good with balance on dried fruits sweetness. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (986) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
500ml bottle, aged. Pours a cloudy light amber/orange colour, white foamy head. Nose is complex malty, grainy, ripe fruits, vanilla, oak. Taste is malty, sweet and boozy but balanced, ripe fruits too, finish has a bitter edge. Lingering fruity sweet and slightly bitter aftertaste. Good body, oily palate, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1975) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
Sample 100 ml. Hazy amber-red, beige head. Big malty aroma, lots of ripe fruit, quince jam, alcohol-infused candies. The taste is not that extremely sweet, again malty and fruity, biscuit, light bitterness and just a hint of alcohol. Pretty smooth and easy-drinking body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sunstoneale (69) - MOLDOVA - MAR 7, 2016
Complex aroma reminiscent of quince jam with hints of caramel, alcohol and some peated notes. Medium-thick body with a pleasant liquor-like texture. Taste rich with caramel malt, quince, apricot, some peated notes and alcohol. Some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Although rather sweet in overall it itís not cloying and generally rather balanced. Very complex and amazing beer, definitely a favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maersk (153) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
Dark amber color, no head. Murky. Aroma of quince jam. You can smell how thick is the body even. Mild alcohol in the taste. Jam disappears, Some ripe fruits and grapes. Finish is a bit rough, goes away quickly, but still leaves a pleasant aftertaste.


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