Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2002

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

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned version of Golden Pride.
Limited to 50,000 Bottles. As the year of the Golden Jubilee the golden theme was applied to this special commemorative Vintage Ale. Goldings hops and Golden Promise malt were used to produce this copper coloured ale with a fruity, orange peel aroma and a spicy, satisfying taste.

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3.8
mjs (7370) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-08-29) Ruby red and clear. Small white head. Raisin, malts and dried plum in taste. Full bodied and very dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, raisin, dried plum, lightly roastedness, bitterness and choclate in taste. Malty aftertaste.

3.8
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
bottle thanks to anders37. Shared at July BA tasting. Pours amber with no head. Nose is of toffee, spice and malt. Taste is of toffee and malt. Mouthfeel was sweet and alcohol noticeable. Not bad.

3.3
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
This seems to be aging quite well.. . loads of toffee and caramel, with a big oily biscuit aftertaste . .. do you wanna eat my fat? i think you know the answer to that .. . The theonly nagative is the mouth is going a bit, thinning out if you will .. It is what it is, ..folks!

3.8
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle at Århus Ølfestival 2008. Pours amber with a nice thin white head. Aroma of plum, malt, toffee and viniousity. Flavour of plum, vinousity, malt , toffee and chocolate.

3.4
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of oak, some fruit, caramel, earthy. Tastes of dark fruit, spice, slightly tarte in a complimentary way. Finish yields more woody hints.

4.1
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. 6 years old. Sherry aroma. A bit spicy. Clear dark copper colour. No head. Sweet and spicy flavour. Slightly moldy, but with vanilla and good spice. Quite good.

4.2
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Amber beer with a small white head. Malty aroma with caramel, toffee and biscuit. Dry with a rich malt flavour, somewhat bready.

4.2
Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle at Aarhus Beerfestival. Pours hzay deep golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruits - pruner/plums, caramel, vinous/port. Very complex. Low to no carbonation left. Smooth, round , creamy& filling palate. Sticky... long end! Thank god!

4.1
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2008
From my backlog. Thanks to Jason for this. Tasted side-by-side with a 2004 vintage. Wonderfully complex with its golden promise base malt and delicate caramelization. Perfectly aged and very nuanced with a slight oxidative property to it, but that wasn’t overpowering at this point. Bits of some plums, mild herbal character all swimming beneath the upfront caramel flavour added to its complexity. Aged better than the 2004.

4
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 [Thanks a million Ungstrup!] Hazy deep amber with medium off white head. Sweet and vinious aroma with overripe fruits, caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet and rather complex flavor with notes hops, overripe fruits, caramel, chocolate and madeira. Great complexity and full bodied. Nice!


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