Fuller's Vintage Ale 2013

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The 2013 Fuller’s Vintage, our 17th edition, is brewed with four of this year’s finest hop varieties: Goldings, Sovereign, Challenger and the trophy-winning Admiral. WIth a dry spring and wet summer, we have chosen a winter barley wich, when combined with our unique yeast, gives a rich and complex result.

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ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber-hued orange body with a small off-white head. Nose is honey, caramel, toffee, biscuits, hints of red fruits, raisins, grains and bread. Taste is caramel, raisins, prunes, toffee, biscuits, vanilla and hints of burnt sugar, grass and port wine. Medium body and carbonation. Pleasantly accessible despite a fair amount of complexity, the stylish elegance of this series have yet to fail me. A bit more body would have made it even better, but all in all this is a very nice ESA.

BeerViking (5076) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Red-brown with a fast-settling head and aromas of malty orange and something lightly herbal. Dry, fruity and herbal bitter, with hints of toffee, bittersweet and dry yet syrupy finish. Reminiscent of a herbal bitter liqueur. It’ll be interesting to see this age.

coranc (35) - IRELAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle as picture above. Pours brown-gold with decent white head. Aroma of fruits and all the caramels / toffees. Wish I’d left this age more.

DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a full white soapy head with low retention. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness combined with subtle bitterness. Spices, herbs, grain, caramel, brown sugar and malts. A nice full flavoured ale.

BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle.Pours a n amber brown color with a carmel taste and backtaste. Very malty with a n obvious booze profile. Very drinkable. Perfect gift for the holiday

travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The smell is malty, toffee, creme brûlée, hops, sweet, and dessert. The look is bitter, fruit, toffee, caramel, alcohol, and a little hot.

jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of malt, light herbal notes, apple, toffee, and pear. Taste is of herbal hops, caramel, toffee, apple.

Inbreak (6589) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
29.11.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:

Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, dried fruits, grass, caramel malts, leafs, citrus peel, strawberry, alcohol, weeds, bark. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, leafs, wet grass, minerals, bark, dried fruits, alcohol, caramel malts, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small thick head. Aroma of toasted malts, some bread, nuts and sweet caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, sweetness, some mild graininess, white bread and some herbal notes. Medium bodied. Alcohol burns. Feels raw. Needs aging. Like 10 years or so. Nowhere close to the 10+ year old vintages. Decent. 7-3-7-3-13 3.3

VereTipsu (42) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Head: creamy color, thick when poured, thin layer when undisturbed, but doesn’t disappear; beautiful lacing.
Aroma: strong malt and sweet roast, smoked plum, raisins, also alcohol is noticeable
Color: dark orange / amber, a bit hazy, but no floating yeast
Taste: strong and roasty maltiness, sweet and smoky with strong plum taste, caramel reminds me of maple syrup.
Palate: full body, medium to low carbonation, nice silky mouthfeel and good roasty aftertaste that stays for a long time after swallowing.

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