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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2013

 (RETIRED)
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99
style
Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (3171) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Red-brown with a fast-settling head and aromas of malty orange and something lightly herbal. Dry, fruity and herbal bitter, with hints of toffee, bittersweet and dry yet syrupy finish. Reminiscent of a herbal bitter liqueur. Itíll be interesting to see this age.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coranc (35) - IRELAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle as picture above. Pours brown-gold with decent white head. Aroma of fruits and all the caramels / toffees. Wish Iíd left this age more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a full white soapy head with low retention. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness combined with subtle bitterness. Spices, herbs, grain, caramel, brown sugar and malts. A nice full flavoured ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2450) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle.Pours a n amber brown color with a carmel taste and backtaste. Very malty with a n obvious booze profile. Very drinkable. Perfect gift for the holiday

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The smell is malty, toffee, creme brŻlťe, hops, sweet, and dessert. The look is bitter, fruit, toffee, caramel, alcohol, and a little hot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of malt, light herbal notes, apple, toffee, and pear. Taste is of herbal hops, caramel, toffee, apple.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
29.11.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, dried fruits, grass, caramel malts, leafs, citrus peel, strawberry, alcohol, weeds, bark. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, leafs, wet grass, minerals, bark, dried fruits, alcohol, caramel malts, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7111) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small thick head. Aroma of toasted malts, some bread, nuts and sweet caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, sweetness, some mild graininess, white bread and some herbal notes. Medium bodied. Alcohol burns. Feels raw. Needs aging. Like 10 years or so. Nowhere close to the 10+ year old vintages. Decent. 7-3-7-3-13 3.3


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VereTipsu (33) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Head: creamy color, thick when poured, thin layer when undisturbed, but doesnít disappear; beautiful lacing. Aroma: strong malt and sweet roast, smoked plum, raisins, also alcohol is noticeable Color: dark orange / amber, a bit hazy, but no floating yeast Taste: strong and roasty maltiness, sweet and smoky with strong plum taste, caramel reminds me of maple syrup. Palate: full body, medium to low carbonation, nice silky mouthfeel and good roasty aftertaste that stays for a long time after swallowing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - pretty clear red-amber beer with a little beige foam; aroma of ripe plums and caramel; notes of fermenting grapes; full-bodied, creamy palate , fairly sweet and decently bitter; some residual sweetness, a long caramelish and fruity malty finish with notes of warming alcohol


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