Fuller's Vintage Ale 2009

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

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vintage Ale is a truly distinguished bottle conditioned beer. Each vintage is a blend of that year’s 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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2.8
fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
Wonderful look, amber color with a thick creamy head. As I’ve been used to in these recent years, the aroma is mostly disappointing: vegetables, cabbage, dust, alcohol and just light caramel. Strong body, with oily mouthfeel; average caramel flavor; the final is oily and nutty. Correct bitterness. This beer ain’t get any better in a few years.

3.8
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
Bottle from Waitrose at Wolverhampton. Golden and clear. medium head and a full body. Subtle sweetness. Is it my imagination or are these annual beers getting more bland? Certainly not as impressive as previous years.

3.1
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Amber malts, spicy, herbal, licorice, sweetness, nutty, candy, chocolate, dried fruits, light hoppy.

3.6
joergen (29625) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, cookies and dried fruits with notes of marzipan. Sweet flavour of caramel, cookies and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.4
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with hints of hops, pine and fruits. Flavour had pine, grapefruits, toasted malt and ripe fruits. Finished sweet.

3.3
Pinball (12626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
brown amber , small white head falvor is nutty, hoppy. overall is nicely sweet malty, wellballanced,

3.4
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a smallish off-white head. Aroma has some caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Solid body, caramel and fruit with quite some alcohol and a very present bitterness in the finish. 270310

3.6
Plovmand (8685) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium white head. lovely caramel aroma with notes of fruit and toffee. The flavour is caramel, light peat, hops and ripe fruit. Very nice balanced brew.

3.8
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Sweet and toasty nose with a good depth. Pours a lovely deep copper with a fluffy tan head. The flavour, though not the best Vintage I’ve had, still delivers in spades - plenty of resiny raisins and buttery malts leading to a gently alcoholic finish with a lingering moerish maltiness on the back of the tongue.

3.8
Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromasof carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a crisp warming lingering sweet toffee finish.


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