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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2012

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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 year’s 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 Fuller’s ales.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ Bottle # 37946 ]. Clear medium orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruity, wood notes, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice balance beer this year ;D [20121110]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31859) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge tan head. Aroma is fruity, light herbal hops. Bitter, toasted malty and light peachy to grapefruity hops. Bitter and light toasted malty. Smooth hoppy and lingering caramelish malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, straw, and fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Ølfestival 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottled (Bottle No 41892, from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Goldeny amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, some slight citrus as well as sweet malts and mild spicyness. Flavour is nectary, fruity, mild gluelike sweetness, some alcohol as well as some slight tropical fruits. Rather nicely balanced and pleasant. the gluelike notes ruin it a bit as for the flavour, but this could maybe be improved by aging the beer...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2012
Bottled. Clear amber, small head. Deep caramelly nose. Mid sweet with full body. Plenty of caramel, some roasty malt. More fudge a resiny mid- bitter finish with some warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish with hints of dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... big off white head ... sweet toffee fruits ... soft toffee fruits ... juicy fruits .. soft fruits ... soft toff fruits .. ligth sweet malts ... nice soft and juicy and rounded ... ligth warming sipper

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle # 37946 @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits and hops. Nice and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14107) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle 74512 2012 Vintage poured into a GBBF 2011 Glass. Clear amber orange colour. Clear. Little bit of sediment stuck to base of bottle when peering into it. Thin lasting grey/green head. Always thrown a strange coloured head. Malty aroma. Bit of spicy tangerine on the aroma too Well 2012 is very drinkable. Some biscuit, some candied orange. Then that tell tale peppery hop bitter finish. Mmmmm well that is really lovely. It’s a lovely warming strong beer. A bit lighter in body than previous vintages perhaps. Well I think it is remarkably drinkable. Scores on the doors Aroma 8 Appearance 3 (grey green head...) Flavour 9 Palate 3 (a bit light, a bit fizzy) Overall 17 So a 4 out of 5. I can live with that. A very drinkable beer, that disappeared in about 13 minutes it was that nice.


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