Fuller's Vintage Ale 2007

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

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic Vintage Ale with an aroma which incorporates spicy hop notes with rich fruit character and leads on to a very full malty, fruity, sweet palate which has a surprisingly clean finish coupled with a matching bitterness.
I have handcrafted this beer from the finest Fuggles, Target and Super Styrian hops, Maris Otter malted barley and of course, our unique yeast to create a truly extraordinary unique brew. - John Keeling, Brewmaster

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3.6
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, nice stable off white head. NOSE: sweet, fruity, nice hoppy. TASTE: fruity, sweet, caramel, needs more time!

3.3
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Murky caramel color; light bubbles up top leave soapy foam on my glass. Smells caramely, tastes oaky sweet. Aged booze for sure. Tastes a bit dark & bitter, still some booze at the end. Falls short of Lees Harvest & Thomas Hardy.

2.7
Nisse666 (7675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle thx to ekstedt cons 2013-10-26 Göteborg AR: medicine, roasted malt AP: dark ruby orange, wee crème beige head F: roasted malt, medicine, marsipan,

3.2
thomat (3984) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Dark amber with a small white head. Fruity and acidic notes. Fruit, malt, spice and hops. Medium to full body with a bitter sour finish.

2.7
SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013

Feb 2012 Chris O’s Fullers/Gales Tasting. Dryish. Some toffee. Few hops. Quite dull really. Hmmm. having a bunch of of these Fuller’s beers one after the other hasn’t been as enjoyable or interesting as I thought.... [2.7]

3.6
pintbypint (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle at RBAG 2013. Bottle # 34954. Dark orange pour with a small ring of white head. Orange peels and caramel in the aroma. Taste has caramel malt, a bit of alcohol, mild hops to finish, some lingering alcohol. Smooth and nice English Strong.

3.5
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Big thanks to Sid for sharing this at RBAG 2013, from the verticel 2005-2008, brown copper pour, smell is rasins, carmel, malty backbone but unlike the 08 this had a bit more spice on the nose, has a sharp finish the lingers on the tounge..like the 08 better.

3.5
Ferris (16067) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle - Vertical 2005 to 2008 - Raisin, toffee and biscuit on the nose but also some alcohol. Cloudy brown with a tiny head. Brown sugar, raisin and the usual port suspects and some bitterness coming from the hops. The bitterness and alcohol give this one some harsh edges which I didn’t get from any others. I would let this sit another year.

3.7
cfrancis (3506) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a dirty brown with a small off white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is raisin, fig and plum with some barley. Taste is sickly sweet, raisin and plums with barley and the faint hint of alcohol. Very nice, starting to turn. May have to dig into my other bottles.

3.7
Rune (13186) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
500ml bottle, no.103822, bought at Fullers Brewery Bottle Shop, Chiswick last November. Served comfortably chilled in a tulip glass. Decent, bubbly, off-white head remaining as a layer on top of a slightly cloudy, orange-brown body. Fragile lacework. Smell of bread, almond and dried fruits. Blended taste profile of marmalade with apricots and oranges on a subdued, sherry-like backbone, as well as hints of earthy malts, mid sweet. Rich and rather fresh bittersweet finish. Well balanced and smooth. Enjoyed for an hour celebrating 17th May 2013 at home in Tromsø.


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