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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2013

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


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The 2013 Fullerís Vintage, our 17th edition, is brewed with four of this yearís finest hop varieties: Goldings, Sovereign, Challenger and the trophy-winning Admiral. WIth a dry spring and wet summer, we have chosen a winter barley wich, when combined with our unique yeast, gives a rich and complex result.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Lappy (26) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
Nothing to shout about on this mediocre vintage ale. Very bland and i felt really short changed for the cost. There are far better Vintage Ales in the market, you just have to source them as this is not worthy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottled, with Oliva Robusto, dense orange ruby color with egg cream foam, caramel toffee nose with great flavor of oxidized nickel, plum, caramel, maple syrupy, one of the best in the series fresh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Golden syrup, treacle note, raisin, fruity. Taste: Low sourness, low/medium bitterness and sweetness. Palate; Smooth thick texture, thick body, average carbonation, fairly abrupt bitter sweet, dried fruit, golden syrup note. Comments: Good and slight lace. A bit too young to drink. I think a bit more time was needed for the flavours to start to properly develop. Bottle number 087196.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1576) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle @ Devil bar, Bled, Slovenia. Pours dark, unclear amber with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet caramel malt. Taste has huge malt profile with lots of caramel, fudge, licorice, sweet, toasted. Not much alcohol presence, and a great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Clearish brilliant dark copper with a wee white cap. Lovely nose of honey and toasted biscuit, with some lavendar and toast. Strong flavor featuring earthy toasted biscuits and honey and lavender and a certain boozy warmth, with some light sugar cane and light oak tones. Very full and nice and sweet and calming. A fireplace sipper without the giant strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
2014-07-23. Dark orange amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma of malt, English malt character. Flavour is malty, sweetish pale malt, light alcohol, moderate bitterness thought, light fruit notes. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Enjoyable. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

Overheard: "It took a long time... When youíre having contractions itís hard to put on pants."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2391) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at oak barrel, helsinki vantaa airport. Little hazy copper color, white head. Aroma is wonderful cognac, oak, wood, earth, sweet notes. Also taste is great, some hoppiness also, wood, sweet cognac notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1695) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
500 ml bottle at home. Pours clear dark orange with a faint head. Subtle pine hoppy aroma, malt caramel, slight bitter body compared to the faint sweetness, little smoke. Grapefruit aroma, little tart peach. Pfff, doesnít live up to the hype.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
Amber beer, small beige head. Nose is caramel, toasty malt, dried fruit. Flavor is malts, orange peel, toffee, fruity, sweetness. Herbal-bitter hops in the dry finish along with dark fruits. Lingering bitterness and caramel. Oily to dry palate, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Alc./Vol. 8.5%. No.06523. Pours a clear deep amber colour with one finger of white head. Aroma is complex with notes of caramelized malts, toffee, dark fruits, and booz. Taste: Hoppy start, boozy, toffee in the middle and a well balanced spicy finish. Spiderweb lacing. Lively carbonation.

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