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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3.5
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2008
(bottle shared by beastiefan2k, thanks Eugene!) Pours cloudy brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma holds plenty of oxidation (but it’s not offensive), with other scents of teriyaki sauce, dark fruit, strawberry, brown sugar, and marshmallow. The taste is vanilla, brown sugar, with significant tastes of prune and raisin. Not bad, but it’s probably past its prime.

3.5
madmitch76 (26413) - , 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.

3.5
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Bottle No. 57288. The beer pours a hazy brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is caramel and toffee, with a bit of cardboard. Not surprising, the beer tastes a bit oxidized after 12 years. The flavor is toffee, caramel, dark fruit and once again, some cardboard notes from the oxidation. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2011
50 cl bottle #16324. Rated on 27.11.2010
Aroma feels old and has some cellar and raisin. Rather light flavour has alcohol and raisins and feels old. Not bad, but definitely out of date.

3.5
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle 58057 Dark brown with a smll fleeting tn head. Complex aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and dried fruits. The flavor is very sweet, cloying. Boozy. Ok but too sweet for my tastes.

3.4
JFGrind (2074) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Bottle #57357. Drank as a vertical tasting with ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 and ’03 Vintage Ales. Started off with a sour, musty aroma. Stronger flavor than the 1998 previously sampled. Stronger Fruit and caramel flavor in this sample.

3.4
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 10, 2006
Pretty ruby body, kind of foamy head. Nose is honey, raisin, chocolate, brown sugar, slightly alcoholic. Flavor is sweet caramel, honey raisin, quite bitter. Caramel & alcohol finish. Not overly complex.

3.4
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle (Chris_o Gathering06): Sweet sugar and candied biscuits. Nice but some hot alcohol. interesting dark fruit notes. Copper with a lasting beige head. Ok.

3.4
madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
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.

3.4
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle #72078. Thanks to Santa. Opened with the sound of carbonation left in this old boy. I was very surprised when it poured with a small head on it. Aroma got me all worked up. I was very excited to take a first sip but I was being intoxicated by the scent comming from my snifter. Caramel and malt were blended together with a touch of must. The flavor was what disappointed me. Very thin taste. Light flavors of dried fruit, malt and caramel with a small amount of vegetable taste to it. This bottle was a couple years past it’s prime but I’m still grateful I was able t try it. If only the aroma matched the taste.


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