Fullerís Vintage Ale 2009

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Vintage Ale is a truly distinguished bottle conditioned beer. Each vintage is a blend of that yearís finest malt and hops, creating a unique limited edition brew. Being bottle conditioned, it is after bottling that the flavours truly begin to develop, and continue to do so well beyond the best before date that we are obliged to state.

The 2009 Vintage features Kent grown Golding Hops and East Anglian Tipple malted barly. It has an intial aroma of rich Muscavado sugar followed by a brandied caramelised

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9830) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a thin soapy head. The aroma was sweeter caramel, ripe fruits and yeast. The flavor has sweet caramel, doughy malts, ripe fruits, decent. The mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat viscous. Good to try once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
[email protected] Toffee and hop aroma. Amber colour, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, toffee, light herbal, spirits. More bitter in the finish. Sticky mouth feel. Not too complex but just wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle from Urbainís personal stash, No 006341, 2009. Golden amber color, firm white head that leaves strong lacing. Aromas are candy, caramel, breads. Taste starts sweet following the aroma, but ends up dry and slightly bitter. A nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle. Poured copper color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted malt and dough aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to moderate duration. Good interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (2057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Very similar to the 2008, with cognac, chocolate and nougaty butter. Appearance is ruddy brown with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, but much more sweet than the 2008, and also with more citrus hop presence. A newer beer that still will benefit from additional age, but very nice now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. MOderate biter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
(500ml bottle #3174 thanks to blutt59) Bright orange. Smell matches the appearance with lots of orange. Taste has more malt, graham cracker. A good bit of alcohol, could probably use some more age to tone down the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheDoctor (67) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2010
amber pour. heavy sweetness, mild bitterness in finish. overripe fruit, caramel, malty. too young; opened too early

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2010
50cl, Bottle Nį6312, English brew anno 2009, thx to Jerre!, complex brew, yet heavy, not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew, but expensive

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7556) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Par for the course.

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