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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2013

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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The 2013 Fuller’s Vintage has been brewed using the winter barley variety ‘Pearl’. The malt, combined with the award-winning Admiral and Sovereign hops, gives the 2013 Vintage a deep rich stone fruit palate, overlaid with cinnamon, pineapple and marmalade notes.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38082) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34340) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29992) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22883) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22073) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20683) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18915) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - 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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14907) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, #034778, at Kick. It pours s small, light beige head over a mostly clear looking Amber colored body. The aroma is quite fruity, dried fruits mostly but also some plums and ripe pears. Almost meaty malts, toffee and prunes, and piney hops. Some alcohol. There’s a little warmth in the mouth, it’s full bodied and soft on the palate. A nice bitterness deals with the malty sweetness and dried fruits. A little meaty touch on the flavor too. Cellar is mentioned around the table, I agree with that. Warming, sweet finish with a nice bitterness. Pretty pleasant this one, bet it’s even better in a year or three. 140111

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 On tap at GBBF 2013. Russet colour hazy. Syrup and fruit aroma. It’s good. The pepper hops and some plum fruit are good. Lacks a bit of carbonation will get better as it ages, good beer touch too syrupy at the moment. 3.7/5 Re-rate bottle no. 093524 from a colleague as a Secret Santa. I mean it’s Fullers Vintage Ale so I love it, it is a little more plummy raisiny fruity than other vintages and has settled down a lot more than previous ones. This already has even a hint of dryness on the finish. Sweetish caramel on the aroma, fullish in the mouth and some soft/harsh pepper hedgerow fruit on the finish. The finish in particular is pretty spectacular. Tasty as hell, doesn’t taste of 8.5%, carries the alcohol amazingly well. Love that chewing a blackthorn bush leaf taste on the lasting finish. Delicious. Perfect carbonation. Really good. Thank you who ever gave this to me.


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