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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: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Fullers Vintage Ale 2013 ].
Clear medium to dark yellow - orange amber color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, fruity, dried berry - fruit, light caramell. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, vintage, dried fruit, malty, light alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. A bit ruff and young .. will improve by a bit of ageing ... [20130814]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Toffee malty, caramelish, light sweet and subdued bitter. Lingering caramelish into the finish. Mild bitterness to counterbalance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The arom has notes of malt, caramel, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, alcohol, and fruits, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread, dried fruits and orange peel. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, rbead, dried fruits and hops with notes of licorice. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottled@omhper. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild alcohol, some slight floral notes as well as some malts to it as well. Flavour is sweet fruity and floral hops with a good malt profile to it. Balanced as such, but not very interesting release this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear amber, small head. Caramelly nose with raspberry esters. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Salted fudge, wild strawberry. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Cask @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit caramel aroma. Fruity malty dark fruit caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 bottle at home ... copper .. small light tan head ... soft dry musty toffee nose ... dry fruits ... light medicianl orange ... sodt sweet toffee fruits ... soft malts .... blackcurrant fruits Bottle at hanging bat.. Copper... Big white head... Soft spice.. Light alcohol... Soft sweet toffee nose... Soft sweet toffee.. Light soft sweet blackcurrant...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18220) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Tap at GBBF 2013. Clear amber/copper beer with a small beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, syrup, toffee, raisins, dades, vanilla notes, pear, grapes, roasted notes, biscuits, some spices, some plum. Fruity malty flavor, toffee, raisins, caramel, prunes, grassy notes, warming alcohol, spicy notes, fruit cake, some cookie dough. Good and will probably mature with time.

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