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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2012

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


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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.

Dedollewaitor's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14490) - Odense, - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Part of a small vertical with Bluntaholick. Pours clear ruby amber with a frothy lasting head and lacings. Malty nose. Caramel and fruit. Dates and raisin. Smooth with a bit of vinousness. Young!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2014) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 3, 2015
Burnished amber colour, a skim of cream coloured head and a persistent set of trails of carbonation. The aromas are of lush stonefruit, rolled sweet pastry and autumnal orchard fruit, even some pecan nuttiness. Itís a rich front and this comes through into a silky, oily, slick mouthfeel that is just so elegant, it deserves to be clad in ermine. There is a generous dollop of sweetness, but it isnít cloying at all. Each sip brings a sigh of happiness, but I might just be a sucker for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp15092001 (70) - - APR 26, 2015
Ganske lækker kvalitets specialudgave øl fra Fullers. Lidt sød nok pga den høje alkoholprocent. Men en rigtig dejlig oplevelse - dog alt alt for dyr...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (106) - ITALY - APR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 Bottiglia 25968 aperta il 29 Marzo 2015. Color ambrato con discreta persistenza della schiuma. Corpo medio-pieno, poco carbonata. Al naso e al palato sentori di caramello e vino liquoroso, uva passa e ciliegia, rabarbaro, sul finale si percepisce il luppolo e l'alcol che scalda la bevuta. Decisamente buona, da provare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3992) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2015
Hazy Amber color. Oak cherries apricots, mandarin oranges, sweet, malty nose. Light oaked mouth with cherries apricots and stewed oranges in the mouth. Lingering oaky finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle number 127978. Pours a hazy caramel color. Thick almond colored head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, and dark fruits. Burnt sugars, caramel, and dark fruits hit the palate. Very sweet yet still balanced with a light bitter backbone. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1116) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
I think Tommy sent this to me in 2012. Clear amber beer, with a fruity and yeasty aroma. Caramel and a very light coffee flavour, vanilla marshmallow, really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
(bottle, #37921) Almost cloudy, orange-amber colour with a beige and short foamy head. Yeasty, mildly caramelly malty aroma with present fruity notes of apricots, raisins and traces of honey. Quite sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a calm carbonation. Slightly sugary cara-malty taste with fruity notes and a mildly woody and spicy hoppy background; sweet and restrained bitter finish with a tinge of woody hops and a muted alcoholic strength. 30.XII.14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (286) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 5 / 6 / 5 / 6 / 83

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (352) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2015
No. 105441, poured into snifter. Pours a severely hazy orange into brown color with a good white head. Aroma is pungent, smell it before even putting my nose to the glass. Notes of malt, caramel, some basement funk without cheese, almost honeyed carrots, weak licorice. Taste is extremely smooth, has huge malt, caramel, and balancing hops that arenít bitter but still present. After a few sips this mellows into a fruity malt note that is very pleasant, probably the best fruit flavor in a ale this style Iíve ever had. Got this out of a four pack that had 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 in it, this is the best of the oldest three, canít wait to try the last one tomorrow night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburyís Team Valley, Gateshead. 2012: Drank 2015-02-20, Aged for approx. 3 years; Dark amber coloured with a sweet and slightly tart red fruity flavour, almond and vanilla followed by burnt currants on the finish. Nice!

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