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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1565) - 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 (3182) - 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 (5081) - 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 (7722) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Caramel, malted sugars, faint cognac/bourbon aromas and alcohol. Very smooth mouthfeel. As the previous versions, it doesnít disappoint. However, it is lacking the complexity and rich flavours of previous versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4639) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
(Fullers Vintage 2013) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter, tasted side to side with vintage 2014. ABV 8.5% Dark orange colour on the body, clear, with a tall and thick enough off-white head on top. Good retention. Aroma of caramel, maramlade, dark fruits, figs, notes of nuts at first that fade away quickly, alcohol. Taste is sweet, with malts, caramel, a bit of cookie, alcohol, dates, raisins. Medium body, good carbonation, very dry palate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Notes of malt, fruits (plums), dried fruits and caramel. Heavy sweetness and mild/moderate bitterness. Thick and oily. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy amber with a small cream head. Aroma of malts, caramel, light berries, toffee and raisins. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. @Naintrť, with dad. A clear golden brown orange beer with a medium off-white head ; medium retention. Toffee roasty aroma, herbal, alcohol, fruity (prune). Medium sweet, light bitter, no refreshing, light warming. Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet roasty warming finish. Overall, a pleasant roasty toffee english ale ; lack of depth. I was expected more of this one.

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