Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2008

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

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our 12th Vintage features two of our favourite English hop varieties, Northdown and Challenger. These, combined with floor malted Maris Otter malt, produce a rich fruit aroma laced with dark orange hop notes. A full luxurious mouthfeel is finished off with a satisfying alcohol warmth.

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3.7
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Light brown with a pale head. Aroma is brown sugar, candied orange peel, musty basement. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, slightly oxidized but still well balanced with a sweet finish. Taste is raisins, orange peel, caramel, hint of leather.

2.8
Homer321 (5112) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. Pours red to light brown with orange highlights. Nearly no head, just some light film of bubbles. Moderately oxidized nose with dried light fruits like a trail mix almost, nutty and fruity. No hops in the aroma. Flavor seems a tad flat with a severely lackluster malt sweetness that just seems to be watered down dextrose. Unfortunately, the flavor does not seem to deliver like the aroma does. A tad papery as well.

3.8
djd07 (15075) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jbeez. Pours a clear orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel, fruity malt, citrus. Medium mouth, very sweet, caramel, light booze, held up very well but a bit thin.

4.3
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 16, 2015
Garrafa #76364. Vermelha, turva. Espuma média de média duração. Aroma de malte e ameixas, com toques de caramelo. Sabor complexo, adocicado sem exagero, com fortes notas de frutas secas, esp. ameixas, além de caramelo, baunilha e madeira. Retrogosto adocicado com final amargo, de longa duração. Forte sem gosto pronunciado de álcool.

3.2
Hermod (8011) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
50cl bottle @ Black Door. Number 46114. Mahogany color, thin but lasting white head. Madeira like aroma, strawberries, some dried fruity notes. Flavor has strawberries, almonds, alcohol warmth. long finish, quite sweet. At least this bottle has aged enough.

3.6
jookos (6874) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle [email protected] Amber. Dry fruity, almost vinous tones on nose. Malts, slight sweet boozy white raisins. Full smooth soft body. Vanilla, some wood, dry toffee. Malty, smooth, subtle, fruity complex. Very nice drink. Long finish.

-- bb

3.3
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2014
16.9oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a small, beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and lightly nutty malts, some floral hops, hints of dark fruits, and light notes of alcohol. Flavor the same with a strong maltiness. Smoother texture. A decent beer but just not my taste anymore.

4.2
gramity (1672) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours hazy amber with a large, frothy off-white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and nutty malt with pine, citrus, and floral hops; fruity with light alcohol notes. Flavor is a malty and hoppy start with an alcohol and spicy hop bite, fruity with some light doughy yeast notes and chewy malt. Full bodied, warming with high carbonation and a dry finish.

4.1
Grzesiek79 (4314) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Limited Bottle no. 82127. Niewielka piana, kolor jasnawo herbaciany, zapach intensywnie chmielny. W smaku lekko miodowy ale chmiel tu rownowazy i nawet przewaza nad slodkoscia i obecnym posmakiem miodu pszczelego. Finisz wytrawny oraz nieco rozgrzewajacy. Klasyczne i ladne kartonowe pudelko, recznie skladane. Fajna oprawa i dobre wspomnienie pozostawia po sobie to limitowane Ale.

4.2
GuideDogSaint (1580) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at home on 21 August 2014. Pours red brown with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins, blackcurrant and mint. Sugar sweet. Very nice.


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