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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2013

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


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RATINGS: 225   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
23rd January 2015
Almost clear amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has modest fine carbonation. A light malts sweetness, mild caramel and a touch of bitterish toffee. A nice cherry tang, mildly sour even. Dried fruits and mellow brandy. Pince of spice, something that tastes vaguely like cinnamon. Light finish. Plenty going on here. Tasty and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1451) - Hammel, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Pours orange with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, some spices. Medium body. Light creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2558) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle #108106. Pours a one-finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color, some floaties. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light hoppy nose, favor is toasted malt and some hoppiness. Not as sweet and rich as previous versions. $10.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1973) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle Aroma-honey, fruits, caramel Appearance-amber, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at home, last day of 2015. Hazy red amber with a lasting white head. Aroma of dried fruits, rich malt, marmalade and honey. Medium dry malty flavour with plenty of fresh grain, and breadcrust. A touch of fruity and grassy hops, and a nice bitter finish. Slightly oxidized

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear brass color, medium off white head. Sweet syrup aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor and medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3682) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Aroma: caramel, toffee, molasses, wood, spices, dark fruits, plums. Appearance: slightly hazy amber, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets continue, caramel, light wood and alcohol, plums and dark fruits again. Overall: beautiful ESA, lovely and complex aroma and palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5348) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Split 4-ways. Clear bright copper with a medium tan head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, spices including cloves, toffee, berries and mild earthy notes. Taste is not much sweet and thereís a good toasted malt backbone, some berries fruitiness, moderate spiciness, toffee and mild earthy bitterness (nowhere near the 2010 we had just before). Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Toffee and toasted malts finish with a mild lingering earthiness. I canít say Iím a fan as I think the balance is average at best and the malt depth isnít super impressive for an Old Ale but itís not bad and this one is way better than the 2010 vintage at this point. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from Voldby shared with Niller, Hammel, DK - orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, dried fruity, some light spice in there, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2015
fine caramel malt aroma as poured a hazy orange reddy brown taste is pretty full on full of malty fruitiness with spicy tones hops & the alcohol, 1 to savour, will buy another & put away for few years

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