Fullerís Vintage Ale 2013

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

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.8
kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy amber with a small cream head. Aroma of malts, caramel, light berries, toffee and raisins. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation:

3.5
VDuquerroux (1650) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. @Naintrť, with dad. A clear golden brown orange beer with a medium off-white head ; medium retention. Toffee roasty aroma, herbal, alcohol, fruity (prune). Medium sweet, light bitter, no refreshing, light warming. Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet roasty warming finish. Overall, a pleasant roasty toffee english ale ; lack of depth. I was expected more of this one.

4.1
jamesbeith (21) - - OCT 1, 2015
A sweet ale. ............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Dark Amber Smells strongly of toffee. Also butterscotch, licorice, banana, and chocolate. Sweet, medium bitter, quite estery but in a British way, medium finish. Too sweet for me, but it is the malt bomb I think it sets out to be.

3.4
Hopmaestro (1631) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of dark and fruity caramels. Dark malty caramels in the aroma. Taste brings fudge with raisins and dark plums. Alcohol well hidden. Dry and licorice in the finish.

4.9
Tappe58 (1) - - AUG 26, 2015 does not count
A great beer with aroma, taste and palate! One of my favorite strong beers, a must!

3.4
Marduk (7599) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2015
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Deep dark amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Raisins, sweet, malty, berries in aroma. Malty, caramel, sweet roast, raisins, dark plums, tiny bit of yeast in taste. Raisins, malts and dark plums in aftertaste. Alcohol is there, but kind of hidden. Young and raw. Needs more time.

3.5
FatPhil (15966) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2015
500ml bottle (Solaris, Tallinn)
Rich copper, nice tight off-white head. Initially a lovely raisiny sweet rich aroma, like itís already 5 years old. Later itís a bit maltier and mashier. Smooth sweet palate, soft carbonation. Occasionally has a very nice rich raisiny and woody malty taste, but some sips are almost bland and mashy. At its best, itís gorgeous, easily worth an 8, but the blander sips are dull and mashy, defintely way too young and raw even though itís 18 months old. Do like the bitter finish, itís dry and almost liquoricey. Very much look forward to this when itís aged a bit more. No plan to drink this again in the next 3 years though.

4.1
emincems (90) - - JUL 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2017 i think itís underrated a bit. cloudy amber color. smells like a bourbon. tastes earthy hops, slightly burnt biscuity malt and some bitterly spices. full bodied, pours down slowly down throat. flat carbonation. warming finish. the only lack of this beer is a persistent foam.

3.7
tommann (3715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is rich toffee, molasses and oily marmalade. Taste has orange and caramel with a little wood.


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