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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (531) - POLAND - JUN 20, 2015
W smaku zdecydowane nuty drewna, suszone owoce, rodzynki, lekko alkoholowy. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, piana niewielka. W smaku w sumie blisko mu do barley wine, chociaż jest mniej syropowy i bardziej pijalny, ma też mniej ciała i więcej. No i cudowne, głębokie nuty od drewna. Bardzo dobre!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3877) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma of grainy malt, grassy hop, raisin and yeast. Taste is quite full and boozy for the abv, with ripe fruit, caramelised malt, uk hops and a warming booze. Nice uk barley wine-ish strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Poured a deep garnet. Medium head with great lacing. Slight tart in the mouth that Iíve not seen in previous vintages. Take takes a few points off the overall score of a great beer..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
500ml bottle, #102908. Malty, fruity aroma, sweet and rich with notes of caramel, toffee, dried fig, berry, hop spice and toasted bread. Attractive, mostly clear medium orange-amber in color with a lasting, very fine, off-white head. Flavor profile is full of raisin, fig and plenty of dark caramel malty sweetness, with overtones of strawberry jam and tropical fruit, featuring a mildly bitter, spicy, lightly herbal hop note towards the finish, which shows some lingering spice, dried orange peel and berry. Smooth, full and gently warming on the palate, with a full, silky body. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4923) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
Bottle to celebrate MiPís 14K rating :-) Pours slightly hazy orangeish amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast, malt, fruit and caramel, with notes of hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and fruit, complemented by bitter, hoppy notes. Bitterish and slightly sweet aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Decent. Congrats MiP, keep rating!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (1066) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber/caramel with a half finger head. Aroma has awesome malty sweet notes of caramel, bread, slight dark fruits, and slight holiday spice and roast. Very nice. Taste is sweet but not cloying. Raisins, caramel, bread, dark fruits, and a bitter ending. Medium-full body with a low carbonation. Slightly syrupy but texture with a bone dry finish. Overall a really nice beer. Sweeter dark fruits, raisins, caramel, slight roast, bread, and a super dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (83) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
Malty caramel nose with a touch of molasses and orange peel. Sweetish, with a bitter backing. Full, creamy body with a pleasant bitter finish. Great effort. Maltiness well-balanced by the bitterness. A lot of flavor packed into an 8.5% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours hazy orange with minimal head. Body is full with mild carbonation. Aroma is very malt driven. It has loads of honey mixed with booze, brown sugar, apricots, orange and nuts. Taste is fairly similar. Begins quite sweet which develops into lots of boozyness. Along with subtle hints of dried apricot and orange comes dried nuts, slight caramel and slight toffee. A warming burn of booze in the throat creates for a dry, slightly sweet, nutty finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9233) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Lovely hazy deep orange with a soft persistent golden head. Rich doughy malts, sponge toffee, orange peel, sherry high notes. Very smooth and balanced, a joy to drink. One of the best vintages in recent memory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (1074) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby red with an off white head. Raisins, caramel, black currants, nuts, maple syrup. Sweet, medium-full body, some hoppy bitterness in the finish.

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