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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2013

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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
bottle 50cl @ home. pours clear beautiful dark coppery color with a small head. caramel malty aroma with some fruits. malty caramel flavor with some woody notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (873) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin but creamy off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits and caramel malt. The flavour is caramel-malty, with woody and toasted notes and dried fruits. The finish is nicely bitter, a little herbal, with warming alcohol. Very tasty and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1112) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Bottled. Clear, dark amber to copper colour, creamy tan head. Complex aroma has apricots, raisins and strawberries. Floral and delicate, almost perfumy hop notes. Yeast adds even more to the perfumy/fruity notes. Lots of biscuity and dark caramelly malts. A hint of rhummy alcoholic sweetness in the background. Malty-sweet taste has dark caramel and biscuity melanoidins. Lots of raisiny/apricoty fruitiness and some alcoholic warmth in the drying finish. Nice, slightly woody and quite strong bitterness. You can taste the alcohol as a slight warmth and fermented fruitiness. Full bodied, slightly oily and low carbonated texture. Well balanced strong ale. Enjoyable now, probably even better in a year or two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Rich toffee and caramel aroma with hints of orange plus some slightly hot alcohol notes. Flavour adds a moderate balancing bitterness. I think this might age rather well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6521) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany color with a medium sized head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, some caramel, sweet malts, hay and hops. Flavor is also quite fruity, some grape fruit notes, faint caramel malts, toffee and wood notes. Medium carbonation, bitter malty palate, not really that tasty this fresh, hope it gets better with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2614) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottled. Pours clear copper in color with a creamy whitish head. Nutty vinous notes in aroma, hard butterscotch too and slightly burnt breadyness in aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Dry too. Vinous and fruity bready notes in taste. Light and quite muffed cinnamon spicyness in the background. Easy to drink and quite good in taste, but lacks something that would make this brew remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1848) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
Dark brown bottle 500 ml abv 8.5, I found at Systembolaget Luleå Sweden. Dark amber body. Huge bright beige head, some lacing. Scents of malts, hops, teak oil, flowers, herbs. Big taste. Malts, hops in the background, bitter, spicy syrup, fermented berries, cherry wine, licorice. Slippery when cooled, more sticky when warmer. Final with malts, hints of herbal oil, menthol, alcohol, bittersweetness. The beer makes me think of chrismas pudding. Somebody’s gonna store this for a while and enjoy it next year or later.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
Very caramel-flavored and full-bodied with rich malt and packed with complexity. Quality in every drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Deep amber with some sparkling and beige 1-finger head that lasts nicely and is creamy. Really malty flavor is sweet with bread, bit caramel, syrup and dark fruits. Medium to full body, soft round palate with balancing bitterness to sweet flavors, long tasty finish is malty, balance is good. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20923) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottled@omhper. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild alcohol, some slight floral notes as well as some malts to it as well. Flavour is sweet fruity and floral hops with a good malt profile to it. Balanced as such, but not very interesting release this year.

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