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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2013

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


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9447) - 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 (2346) - 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 (1685) - 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 (2736) - 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 (273) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some dried fruit, plum. Flavor of malt, caramel, dried fruit, some alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish with some alcohol. 110614

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (16625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white hed. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 110614

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16185) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops, fruits, little licorice and has a nice warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Kick. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apple, plum, malt, caramel. Flavour is apple, plum, dried fruits, malt, hop, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11829) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
bottle from Ýlbutikken i think. clear orange, smooth brown-orange head. delicate aroma of malts and fruits. Really nice aroma. Flavor is malty, wood, booze, a little bit of a taste like oranges, in fact quite a lot of bitter woody notes, much better than my expectations, tastes sort of like a really sophisticated european style barley wine. one of the better vintages, i might buy one more and see how it ages.

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