Fullerís Vintage Ale 2011

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


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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The 2011 Vintage Ale, our 15th, is brewed with some of the finest of this yearís malt and hops. The malt grist includes a portion produced by Warminster maltings, from organic barley grown by Sir James Fuller on the Nestone Park Estate. This will be married with the choicest Goldings, Organic First Gold and award winning Sovereign hops, to produce a beer with a firm malt base, marmalade notes and a satisfying bitter finish. Individually packaged and numbered, this bottle is one of only one hundred and fifty thousand produced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (549) - CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2015
Lightly hazy orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, licorice, some chocolate, some hops. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Dry finish, a bit flat. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2943) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
500ml bottle. No. 035295. Dark orange amber colour with a white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, spice, orange fruity & nutty. Taste is sweet malty, with caramel, toffee and raisins plus some earthy leathery grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry dusty finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (949) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
No 019072 Given the mediocre reviews here I expected little. How wrong they were. Dark golden orange with a dense very very pale yellow head. Orange and spice on the nose and fullish sappy sticky on the tongue. Glace dried fruit on the tongue with perfect carbonation. In its prime. Needs time over an hour or two to discover in the glass and suffers when part of a ticking assembly line tasting. Very very fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
bottle says enjoy by 2014 end, and yet here we are in the middle of 2015 - the horrors. pours out a lovely amber with a fair amount of haze and a substantial off-white head. malt, fruit yeast notes, and eminently british elements comprise the nose. no hint of its relatively high 8.5% abv, and it embodies the british flavor profile as well - well balanced with a pleasant malt/hops interplay, and overall quite nice. fullerís have another success.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9759) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
(bottle, #067635) Hazy, amber colour with a short and slightly tanned foamy head. Ripe malty aroma with hints of caramel, fruity accents of apricots, raisins, also flowery and mildly alcoholic notes. Sweet and delicately bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a smooth, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Robust malty base with notes of candied fruits, caramel, shades of woody and spicy hops; lasting malty finish with a lingering fruity and slightly vinous touch and a well-covered alcoholic strength. 30.XII.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1230) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
500 ml. Bottle pours a dark orange color with a small white head. Aromas of sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel. Full bodied, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (1133) - FRANCE - FEB 7, 2015
Pours hazy amber color with thin white head. Nose is red fruits with a hint of caramel. Aromas are toasted malts, red fruits, raisins. Low carbonation, medium body. Sweet and dry finish. Well balanced and great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours a very nice golden color. Aroma is strong caramel, molasses, fruit and nut honey, raisins, plums, figs, dark cherry. Tastes of caramel, honey, hay, cherry, fig, sweet plum, bread. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at Craigís. Pours amber, nose is honey, orange, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
500ml bottle. Rich, malty aroma of toffee, dried fruits, hop spice and brown sugar, very faint tartness in the background along with notes of raisin and apricot. Tawny orange-brown in color with a very slight, fading head. Flavor profile is lightly sweet, gently winey and tart, with sherryish tones and ample malt sweetness, augmented with dark, dried fruits and tobacco, some peppery alcohol and mild, leafy hop bitterness and flavors appearing towards the long finish. Gently warming and very low in effervescence on the palate, mild tartness at play here, and with a full body. Rather elegant and refined, very nice beer.

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