Fuller's Vintage Ale 2008

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

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RATINGS: 318   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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3.8
imdownthepub (15525) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Bottled, 500ml (No. 54004) from Sainsbury’s in Banbury. Tawny brown with off white head. There is a heady alcohol aroma to this, quite like Slivovitz Plum Brandy in character. The fruity theme follows into the beer, strong alcohol notes, plum, quite fiery and warming. There is little bitterness, the depth is all alcohol led, still a very decent beer though.

3.6
gunnfryd (15503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, fruit, yeast, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, hop, fruit, alcohol, yeast, spices, caramel. Nice beer.

3.6
HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flaor. Some nice caramellic notes. vinius not alcoholic. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2009
50cl bottle, #122404. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, cantaloupe, light earthy, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some earthy, strawberry/melon, light boozy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4.2
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. 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.

3.4
Christian (13930) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Rich fruity and malty aroma with some marmalade. Sweet rich malt flavour, still with a little sharp alcohol. Nice hoppy finish.

3.6
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Amber color. Malty, flowery soft hopbitter aroma with hints of biscuit and citrus. Malty sweetish flavor with blackcurrant butterscotch, flowers and a hint of salt. Well balanced, just a bit alcoholic ale.

3.7
Rune (13759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
500ml bottle, No. 55112, beer gift from Leif, thanks. Frothy, off-white head reduced to a patchy surface. First pour is near-clear, apricot coloured, the last pour is cloudy. Dotted spots to the glass. Herbal and leafy hops to the nose mingled with mid-sweet malts. Fine taste of ripe fruits alongside citrus freshness added by honey sweetness leading to a long-lived dry, bittersweet ending. Sherry notes to the aroma and taste profile, as well. Soft and fresh on the swallow. Another well balanced Fuller’s brew (at home, Tromsø 18.05.2013).

3.9
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2009
from crackedkettle.com - hazy amber-bronze colour with a poor and chaotic foam; robustly malty aroma with notes of almonds and apples; full-bodied and quite sticky; the palate is quite mellow with a solid sweetness; fair bitterness, long malty aftertaste with notes of apples and caramel - good but needs some aging

3.5
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
(500ml, bottle No.146992, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of grass, caramel, and florals. Flavor of butterscotch, caramel, herbs, grass, and raisins.


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