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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: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The 2013 Fuller’s Vintage, our 17th edition, is brewed with four of this year’s 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 15/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops, fruits, little licorice and has a nice warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12634) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Kick. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apple, plum, malt, caramel. Flavour is apple, plum, dried fruits, malt, hop, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11545) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
bottle from ølbutikken i think. clear orange, smooth brown-orange head. delicate aroma of malts and fruits. Really nice aroma. Flavor is malty, wood, booze, a little bit of a taste like oranges, in fact quite a lot of bitter woody notes, much better than my expectations, tastes sort of like a really sophisticated european style barley wine. one of the better vintages, i might buy one more and see how it ages.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Cask at KØ14. Fruity aroma. Cloudy red amber colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and fruity. Has a little dried fruit. Very low carbonation. 7 3 7 3 14

Bottle, 8.5%. Fruity aroma, sweet malt syrup notes. Hint of floral aroma hop. Cloudy copper colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is sweet and caramelly. It has a little brown sugar and a good floral hop flavour. Vanilla notes in the finish. Mild and soft carbonation. Not boozy, actually quite well-balanced. 8 3 8 4 17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - copper with steady bubbles and a nice head. Nose - sultanas and prunes, even something almond on the end. Dundee Cake. Taste - crystalised oranges and more cake, Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - a really well made ale. Power with restraint!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle 81329 from the brewery online shop. Clear amber, thin long-lasting white head. Aromas of fresh fruit-cake, if that makes sense, orange, marmalade, slightly chalky note. Mineral repeats on the taste, with more cake and orange sweetness. Caramel. Just a well-made English Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1384) - FINLAND - MAY 20, 2014
.5l bottle @ Harry’s Pours clear red with low white head. Aroma is nuts, alcohol, fruits, sweet malts, banana notes, herbs. Flavor is alcohol, nuts, caramel notes, almond notes, raisin and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5227) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of light caramelized malt with light cereal notes and subtle residual sugar notes is very interesting. Taste is also dominated by lightly caramelized malt with some light residual sugar notes and some cereal notes. Body is about full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Easily drinkable with great mastering of malt profile with limited hops presence. I did prefer this version than the 2012 version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
Medium off white head rich misty pink salmon pour medium carbonation aromas toffee caramel raisin alcohol cherries the flavours caramel dried fruits plums cherries brandy stone fruit a bitter note nice sweetness just lacks some body the finish good fruits involved alcohol malts very drinkable ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
[Bottle (500ml). No. 056219] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size lasting frothy beige head. Surprisingly mild aroma, fruity and malty, along with some perfumy notes and just a hint of wood and hops. Flavour is also malty and fruity along with some light wood and hops. A bit watery. Alcohol is well hidden. Average to medium bodied. Less complex then some years but easy to drink and pleasant.

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