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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2013

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Motobashi's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, - APR 25, 2014
Poured a hazy, deep apricot amber with a thin offwhite head. Citrus and caramel notes. Lively carbonation. Sweet up front. Moderately bitter finish. The alcohol is evident, but not over powering. Nice.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
Bottle to celebrate MiP’s 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (813) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (50) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (144) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7540) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (455) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Bottle. Pours hazy orange with foamy beige head, bit soapy. Aroma is seriously malty! Jam, sweet, dried fruits, malty caramel, honey, slight booze. Taste is sweet, malty, bread, toffee. Medium to full bit sticky body with slight toasty finish and slight bitterness. Some alcohol in finish too. Could have used a year ore two more aging. Great port aroma as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (460) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Stark. In der Nase Nüsse, Likör, Zucker, helle Früchte. Am gaumen süß, malzig, helle Früchte, etwas flach. Insgesamt sehr stark.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
(bottle, #024405) Hazy, deep amber colour with a beige and mid-sized foamy head. Mildly biscuit cara-malty aroma with mildly fruity notes of raisins, accompanied by spicy and slightly woody hops. Sweet and mildly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Balanced biscuit and slightly nutty cara-malty taste with subtle fruity notes and spicy hops in the background; lasting and slightly juicy malty finish with balanced hoppy spice. Very pleasant. 30.XII.14

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (341) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a hazy orange color with a creamy white head. Aroma is fruit, molasses, sweet bread, apple, pear, caramel, yeast, funk, clove, alcohol. Taste is molasses, malt, caramel, funk, clove, booze, green apple peel, bright pleasant fruit. Great beer, aged well over 2 years, wish I had the patience to hold it longer, it has a best by date of 2023.


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