Fuller's Vintage Ale 1999

 
overall
100
100
style
Formerly brewed at Fuller's
Style: English Strong Ale
Chiswick, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
The Champion theme was used once again for this classic Vintage Ale with Champion Fuggles and Champion Optic malt. Slightly redder in appearance, this ale is full of body with a sherry-like flavour.

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fonefan (50690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2011
Bottle 550ml. @ DOE Tasting, Holstebro.

[ Vintage 1999 - Bottle #14132 ]. Light unclear medium to dark orange amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried berry - fruit, oxidide malt, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100625]
8-4-8-4-16

Bottle 550ml. @ The Shoulder of Mutton, 38 Wallingford Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, England OX12 8AX.

[ Vintage 1999 - Bottle #11507 ]. Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oxidide malt, plum notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, vintage malt, oxidide, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111022]
8-4-8-4-16

3.9
yespr (47041) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
55 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden and amber with a slowly collapsing off-white head. Light woody and wineous aroma. Flavour is wineous and overripe fruity with a smooth caramel malt base. Interesting shift from sweet to medium dry flavour. Slight bite before the finish. Very smooth and balanced. Utterly impressive, HUGE thanks to Ungstrup for these rare gems.

3.6
Ungstrup (38243) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2003
[Sampled November 7, 2003] The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and caramel. The color is dark amber and it has a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with strong notes of caramel. A fine beer but not the best Vintage Ale; '97 and '01 are better.

3.9
joergen (28964) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle #03342. Clear orange red coloured with a beige head. Aroma of dried fruits with notes of wood and caramel. Flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of wood and alcohol.

4.1
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours an amber reddish colour with an off-white head. Sweet earthy malt aroma with hints of dark fruits and caramel. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of bitterness and dark fruits, also hints of caramel. Has a smooth well balanced mouthfeel. Dry warming finish. A very nice one.

3.5
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled. Runy red colour, mediumsized brown head. Sweet caramel and plum in aroma. Flavour is alcohol, plum, malts and some yeast. Once it becomes a bit warmer the alcohol is more present (this I didn’t notice on the 2005 version). Palate is good, but the alcohol makes the beer a bit sticky when getting warmer. Overall the alcohol is sadly a bit disturbing in this 1999 version.

3.8
Travlr (25787) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks. Murky brown color, scant white edge head. Aroma of butterscotch and light spice. Taste is rich, fruity, caramel and scotch. Very nice.

3.9
cgarvieuk (25722) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 bottle at home .. thanks to Dedollewaitor for this ...bottle 02626... hazy dark copper amber ... thin white lacing ... sweet juicy ovaltine and blackcurrant hop nose ... rich dark fruits ... raisins .. plums ...figs ... again some ovaltine ... rich sweet and tasty bottl e at shoulder of mutton wantag. coutesy of the bar man ... btl 11507 ... copper brown ... thin lacing ... blackcurrant and ovaltine nose ... sweet malts ... raiisin and plums ... figs and syrup ... hint of honey ... 4.0

4.3
omhper (25560) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
Red-brown. Very malty, vinuous, full bodied, bitter, complex................

3.5
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
19th April 2009
Cloudy chocolate coloured beer with a short lived biscuit coloured head. Obviously an aged beer with lots of sweetish caramel and chocolate but it still has reasonable carbonation. A nice orangey, port and aniseed finish.


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