Fullerís Vintage Ale 2010

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


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
I have crafted the 2010 Vintage with the highest quality Tipple malted barley for the second year running. This aleís main hop character is derived from traditional Golding and Fuggles hops and further enhanced with Dry Hopping, using a blend of the choicest Golding and Target hops. Coupled with the unique Fullerís yeast strain we expect this beer to mature into another íClassicí Vintage! 125,000 bottles produced

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5546) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2015
(Fullerís Vintage Ale 2010) 540 ml bottle if my conversion was done right, No 51795, served into a snifter at home, ABV 8.5% Bright orange to red colour on the body, mostly clear. Something more than one fonger of thick, light tan head on top, with average retention, leaving light lacing behind. Aroma has light caramel, dates, raisins, sugar, wood, malts, some alcohol after a deep sniff. Sweet taste, plenty of dark fruits, lots of dates, plums, stewed red fruits too, sugars, berries, english style hops albeit stale, some alcohol on the finish, first signs of oxidation. Medium to thick body, nicely carbonated. Quite dry on the palate. Very good, Iíll have next yearís vintage a bit sooner though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
subgrade (11) - LATVIA - FEB 19, 2015
Feb.18. 2015. Very pleasant strong malty aroma, with notes of dried fruits. Medium tan head, clear copper colour. Medium sweet and malty taste, with bitterness surfacing later. The bitterness isnít too pleasant though - just plain bitter, even a bit acrid. Full body, thick and slick mouthfeel, long bittersweet finish. Overall a nice English strong ale, only the bitterness seems a bit off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours dirty brown with a small white fizzy head that quickly disappears. Aroma is raisin and sweet caramel malts. Taste is sweet barley, light hops and slight caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (2160) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
500 ml bottle # 043867. Clear medium copper, fine lasting tan foam. Spiced caramel malt aroma. Taste is bolder toasted caramel malt, some toffee and vanilla, fruity hints, slightly floral and herbal, more than a bit boozy, smooth. Softer carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. A more intense vintage. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davetheeagle (2) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle no, 7945 purchased from the brewery. Poured well with good carbonation. Clear amber colour and white head. Hints of baked bread and peeled orange. Two years ago it was very fizzy so looking forward to my next bottle in 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11440) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. #077348. Courtesy of olio. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
Cloudy amber colour with a small frothy off-white head. Sugary sweetness, alcohol, berry hops, mild bitterness and some malt in the aroma. The flavour is... a bit raw? Is it possible? Hops, mild bitterness, dark fruits, sweetness and some alcohol in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3339) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Purchased at the LCBO, back in the day when it came out. Best before end 2013, bottle No. 078279. Pours a slightly hazy honey-amber colour with a frothy beige head, good retention and lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of fruitcake with raisins, oranges and nuts. Mild toffee with a little alcohol. Mildly dry mouthfeel. The flavours are better blended with dates, caramel malts, hints of minty grass and pepper. Kind of a lingering feel of eating a unripened banana. Pretty nice overall and seems a little milder than older versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 17, 2014
Very dark amber colour with a big off white head. Bready and nutty malty aroma with lemon and melon. Full, warming body. Really nice bready and sweet flavour along with lemon, orange, brown sugar, mandarin. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home .. copper ... thin white lacing .. soft sweet fruits ... light soft sweet malts ... soft toffee malts ... soft sweet fruits ... soft toffee malts .. juicy fruits ... soft toffee fruits... blackcurrant fruits ... sweeet fruits .. zezt .. simple fruits ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (12724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours amber, nose is caramel and berries, taste is thin, toffee, cardboard, bitter.

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