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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47971) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fresh berry, prune. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Way to young have to more mature, before drinking. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090804]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2009
50 cL bottle, # 26940 - a bit of a joke calling this limited edition. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a fine white head. Aroma is mild apple, abricot and peachy hops with a light toasted malt note. Sweet caramel malty flavoured with a nice hops counterbalance. Mild warming alcohol flavour into the finish. Smooth and light fruity brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottled. A slightly hazy red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, toffee, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of bread, malt, toffee, and some fruits, leading to a sweet and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27591) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle at PapsÝ. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
[email protected] Deep amber colour, not much head. Aroma is mild yeast along with alcohol, caramel malts, liquorice, toffee and vanilla. Flavour is caramel malts, some vegetably and quite sweet wooden notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25806) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2010
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty warming caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish warming dark fruit finish with hints of carame land alcohol in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24776) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 Bottled. Clear dark amber, faint head. Resiny nose with some seville orange and plenty of alcohol. Sweet with clean mouthfeel and medium-full body. The hard malt marries ill with the resin. The lack of malt depth leaves more room for alcohol to shine through. Piney resiny bitterness. Feels primitive and rather harsh. I mean itís not really bad, but itís not what it pretends to be either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Clear brown beer. Semi dry and semi soft palate. Rich sweet malt. Hints of Port and Brandy. Finishes semi dry with a little cherry. Nice but less impressive than older vintages. 3.5

31th May 2011
Hazy red - amber beer, nice pale cream coloured head. Smooth softish palate. Rich malt, very creamy and with a trace of toffee. Really nicely balanced with some bitter hops kicking in towards the semi dry finish. Just a very nice barleywine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Cask at GBBF 2009 ... Deep copper ... woody toffee nose ... big sweet toffee ... little plum ... little raisins ... little young get..3.5. bottle 82062 (04/10)at home ... dark copper ... blackcurrant and ovaltin nose ... again ovaltine ... some rasisins ... quite yeasty. 3.5... Gb bottle at home with Douglas ... bottle 083491(09/10) ... copper ... thin tan lacing.... sweet toffee ... loads of blackcurrant ...big blackcurrant ... little ovalitne malts ... juicy fruits ... some raisins... nice soft body 3.6 Ok 2009 ... Bottle 82088 drunk dec 2012...amber .. smalll off white head ... soft mellow ovaltine ... much thinner nose than 2007 ... bitdull wooter oult fruits ... toffee ... dull woodyness ... something im not liking at all (but dont know what) ... nope cant see past that flavour to pick out anything else 2.9 so a big drop on 2007 i had earlier this evening ... quite a lot of ethonal like alcohol 2.9 : as ive given this 3.6 3 times im gonna let this one stand till i try it again... Bottle at the hanging bat.. Dark copper... Thin tan lacing... Soft cardboard.. Big blackcurrant fruits.. Dark roast.. Big berries fruit nose... Soft sweet roast... Big cardboard

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