Fuller’s Vintage Ale 1997

 
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100
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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Brewed on 18th May and 22nd July 1997 this is the first in the portfolio of Vintage Ales. Dark in appearance, the taste is almost brandy like with a hint of fruitiness in the aroma.

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Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of cherries, fresh fruit, hints of residual sugar, woody. Tastes of cognac, light booziness that is complimentary, some nice fruity hints, touches of earthiness. Finishes with a hint of sherry. Enjoyable.

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paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Pours amber with a smallish off white head. Aroma is caramel maltiness, dark fruit, raisins. Flavor is caramel maltiness, nutty, raisins, oak, a hint of vanilla and fruitiness. Finish is warming with some alcohol coming through.

4
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle I shared with all the great people at Stone Sourfest. Pours with a large tan head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of sherry, caramel berries, raisins, honey and biscuit. Taste is very long lasting with caramel, and biscuit malts with sherry, brandy and some oxidation. Smooth with light bubbles. This beer held up very well, way better than expected!

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Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
I was one of those lucky ones BMan shared with. Thanks a bunch. Hazy burnt orange glass. Off-white ring. Nose is sharp oak and smooth booze. Taste is sweet to clean malt to vanilla to brown sugar.

4
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle shared at Stone Sourfest 09 with bman1113vr. hazy brown pour under a fizzy white head. Aroma is caramel, wood, pancakes, and syrup. Flavor is caramel, nutty, biscuits. Solid carbonation for a 12 year old brew!

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mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Amber with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, sweet, light oxidation. Smooth palate, caramel, toffee, dough, light alcohol. Held up really well

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thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
(500ml bottle) clear brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose is mildly oxoidized, but appropriate, caramel, cream, still seems fresh. Taste of caramel, oxidized, cream, lightly fruity, dates, raisins. Medium carb.

3.9
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
I bought this bottle in early 1998 and opened it on 1/10/04. It is a beautiful amber color. The aroma is a hops and caramel. The taste is sweet, with hints of hops, fruit, and alcohol. Worth trying, if you you can still find it.

3.9
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
Orange to dark copper body. Surprising initial beige head slowly diminishes to leave a whiskey looking beer. Complex chocolate and slightly oxidized nose. Strong Madeira, clover, caramel, molasses barleywine-like sweetness is aptly marrying the slightly floral and earthy residue that time have blended into the soft alcohol vapours. Anise hints were born to match that honey aspect that charms the nostrils. The palate didn’t quite hold up as well where it feels a bit thinned out by now. The carbonation is very low and the floral Madeira makes images of oxidation spring to the mind. Sticky sweet feels, slightly acid and gently earthy marries otter. Great aging material. My second favourite after the 99. Thanks John!

3.9
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle, missed you Eric, nice caramel and port Flavors, exceptionally crisp and bright for the vintage, soft sweet mild caramel corn finish


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