Fullerís Vintage Ale 2013

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


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The 2013 Fullerís Vintage, our 17th edition, is brewed with four of this yearís 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4701) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (5242) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7793) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VereTipsu (41) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Head: creamy color, thick when poured, thin layer when undisturbed, but doesnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12477) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - pretty clear red-amber beer with a little beige foam; aroma of ripe plums and caramel; notes of fermenting grapes; full-bodied, creamy palate , fairly sweet and decently bitter; some residual sweetness, a long caramelish and fruity malty finish with notes of warming alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (1080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2014
50cl boxed. This year is all about the body. Feels like a thick thick IPA. Quite flat, but extremely thick. Fine carbonation makes the texture exquisite. Fruity and malty. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. A perfect strong ale in its sense. I actually need to re-stock on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1338) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2014
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: END 2023. Pours light cloudy amber ruby liquid, medium creamy tan head, Aroma: raisins, candied fruits, Christmas cakes, malty, sweets, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour, fruity, raisins, nutty, biscuit, rich malty taste, alcohol, some not very pleasant bitterness, Palate: full body, oily texture, average carbonation, long sweet raisin finish, Overall: very good, but expected more, will see how the time will work for this ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops, fruits, little licorice and has a nice warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours a nice dark amber color with a white head. Nice spiced aroma with a bit of a malty sweetness. Flavor matches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11258) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Getting a little expensive to get every year, but I still usually do. This was the newest in a vertical and while I think a little time would mellow it a little, itís good now. Rich malt and spicy hops in a pleasant combination.

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