Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2000

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottle Conditioned.
85,000 bottles of Vintage Ale were produced with an organic theme, using Champion Optic Malt and Organic Target Hops. A fresh hop aroma with notes of honey and toffee, leads to a slightly sweeter taste and burnt, bitter aftertaste.

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j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle at BCTC Saturday night over at Chris’s amazing truck. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a thin white head. Oxidized plum, malt and pine. Sweet caramel and big oxidization. Very sweet, plum and prune. Toffee, malt and toast.

Fin (10540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle purchased from the brewery website & consumed with Trev 17.06.11 Pours mid amber a touch hazy with a white head. This is surprisingly soft on the tongue, there is some warmth permeating through the mouth, a bitterness remains throughout. Some dark dried fruits, there is a touch of oxidisation otherwise it is still remarkably good. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

johndoughty (5446) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle. Bought directly from the brewery in 2011 with a best before date of 2003. Sweetness dominates and it isa bit one dimensional.Slightly cloudy and quite powerful.Nice but not as good as I had anticipated. An expensive treat.

Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2010
Amber with a small tan head. Malty aroma of biscuit and caramel with some marmalade. Dusty oxidized cardboard notes. Sweet malty flavour with strong marmalade fruity note, and bitter finish. Clearly too old, or not aged well.

larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled. Thx Jonte. Hazy, deep amber. Small white head. Moludy and earthy aroma. Moussy mouthfeel. Sweet, vinous and woody flavour.

rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Copper/amber color, offwhite head. Earthy aroma, malty, some toffee notes. Malty nutty flavor, some alcohol, some dust. Woody and with a rather malty profile.

faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 17, 2010
Fløska. Sweet deep malty dark fruity past date aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet malty dark fruity soft caramel and alcohol flavour with toffee. Sweet dark fruity, caramel and dark malty bit oxy (past date) finish. Thanks yespr.

KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
Cloudy mahogany with a huge beige head. Sweet flavour with overripe fruits, slightly oxydized, roasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. The slightly oxydized flavour had roasted malt, caramel, overripe fruits, hops and toffee. Finished dry and bitter. Not bad.

yespr (45446) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
50 cL bottle #1506, courtesy of ChristianScheffel. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, overripe fruity and somewhat oxidised. Smooth malty, dark roasted malt, oxidised. Slight bitter and herbal. Lasting dark malty and oxidised impression. Bitter and dry into the finish.

ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle (50 cl), thanks Jonte. Clear deep copper, medium off-white head. Deep earthy and dusty cellar aromas, with some wood, and herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry and well balanced, a it short aftertaste. Very nice, has aged very well.

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