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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2013

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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Getting a little expensive to get every year, but I still usually do. This was the newest in a vertical and while I think a little time would mellow it a little, itís good now. Rich malt and spicy hops in a pleasant combination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petexner (903) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pretty strong, nice color and palate, dry taste and smooth smell. Like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3772) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2014
500 ml. pours a copper-amber with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Big nose of earthy-spiced toffee, a bit of dark fruit and a touch of sweet orange. Rich tastes of toffee, bread pudding with sugary icing, dates and orange zest. Long finish of pith and toasted wood dries the big malts well and brings a nice balance. Medium-heavy body is smooth with a low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (77) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO. Dark copper wiith an off-tan head. Toffee, caramel malt aromas. Brown sugar, toffee notes. Alcohol on the long hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (751) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 10, 2014
Hazy orange/ light copper color with a small beige head. Strong nice aroma of orange mermelade and brandy. Flavor is fruit cake with some fruity esthers and a slight sourness, short bitter-sweet aftertaste. A little watery and one dimensional and slight alcoholic burnt. Not bad, but expected more out of it...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kdm1984 (678) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Mahogany appearance with small, yet well-retained, head and thin rings of lacing. Aroma: red fruit, brandy, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, Christmas, oak. Worth sniffing over and over! Flavor follows suit. A little too much carb on the palate for something this exquisite. Still, this is sooo good. And itís supposed to taste best 3-4 years after? Wow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1239) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Dark coppery golden, hazy and thin bubbly track of a head. Coppery nose, cinnamon and nutmeg again. Brassy and softly bitter. Bit soapy and flatter than the previous vintage. Finishes rusty.

Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Nice glowing amber with white head. Aroma of earthy hops, toffee. Taste is similar, toffee and earthy hops. Little sweet and tangy

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (2795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours amber, nose is light sugary toffee, taste is sweet, thin, toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14658) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... copper .. small light tan head ... soft dry musty toffee nose ... dry fruits ... light medicianl orange ... sodt sweet toffee fruits ... soft malts .... blackcurrant fruits


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