Fuller's Vintage Ale 1999

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

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RATINGS: 393   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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4.8
BigBilly (126) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
550 ml brown bottle, 8.5% Vol, bottle conditioned no 06235. I’ve had this in storage for over a year,saving it for my 50th rating. Since it was a hot summer day I treated it to five minutes in my electric beer chiller aka wine cooler. Poured a wonderful rich ruby bronze. Golden head which doesn’t last & no lacing. Who cares? Liqueur brandy, chocolate cream& toffee,roasted rich fruit cake aroma. The flavour is difficult to put into words.The first sweet butter cream hit, the subtle alcohol coming through with succulent berry& chocolate theme. Perfect mouthfeel with long satisfying finish Master Brewer Keeling is a Artiste. This is the best beer I have ever tasted. Who needs wine & liqueurs? I’ve got two more 1999s & twp 2000s. Roll on the next special occasion.

4.4
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2008
Pours a murky amber with a healthy white head. Aroma features a heady complex mix of stone fruit, particularly apricot, orange fruit, nutty chewy malt, barley sugar and a hint of fortified wine. On the palate there is a velvety smooth mouthfeel, nutty rich malt, reminiscent of Tom Hardy’s, dry barley sugar, orange fruit, a hint of warm Xmas cake spice all leading to an incredibly rounded smooth finish. Knock out beer!

4.6
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2002
Got this years vintage and i wasn't disappointed. Very, Very good!..........

4.5
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2002
Sweet malt nose with some toffee-like aromas. Smooth malt start, full complex middle, just enough bitterness to balance the 'maltiness'. Smooth finish with some very predominate alcoholic warmth (good stuff) looking forward to tasting 2000 & 2001 with the SpyDog!

4.1
oli (108) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
Bottle no 03334.Overall a very good beer.Nice head,good body and a tasty beer.But not the best beer i have tasted.I still have three bottles left.Should i drink them now or let them mature a few more years.Some decisions in life can be very hard!

4.2
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2007
I opened up the box on a whim (it had been in storage for about 5 years). Saw the back of the bottle which said "Best Before End 2002". I then sighed in disappointment and continued to open the bottle since it was "bad" anyways. I took one sip and was blown away. It tastes fairly potent but not overpowering. Unbelievable aftertaste that definitely has a mellow caramel hint to it that fortunately won’t go away. I kind of wish I had shared it with someone, but not really......

4.6
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Vintage ALE JUST ABOUT GOES ALL THE WAY FOR ME.dAMN GOOD BEER! pROBABLY BETTER IF YOU LET IT AGE. wHO WANTS TO WAIT?

4.8
spydog (79) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2002
Toffee tasting with a welcome alcoholic bite. Someone said butterscotch flavor and I would have to agree. Full body. Cool packaging. Soon will try the 2000 and 2001.

4.7
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Deep amber color. Sweet malty flavor with hints of toffee, caramel and cherry. Suprisingly easy to drink. A great beer


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