Fuller's Vintage Ale - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by brianwakeforestnc:
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
2007 bottle with a number of 127524, bought from a beer bottle (can't remember where) shop in Greensboro, NC.
A: Reddish brown, hazy, with clumps of yeast. Dull color. Not remarkable but to be expected from a 5 year old beer rested on the lee's. Very little carbonation with pretty much no head, leaves a nice lacing though.
S: Rich, figgy, yeastyness in the background, almost wine like. Little bit of funk that quickly gives away to a sweetness that reminds me of a dessert wine, almost like a tawny port but different. Hard to put the finger on, like it's spoiled in a really good way, like over ripe fruit.
T: Taste follows the smell closely. Soft sweetness, still get that figgyness, like a fig pastry, a little honey, followed by that yeasty funk that quickly fades.
M: The best part of this beer. Really fills the mouth, rolling it around this beer really coats the mouth leaving a long and lingering flavor. A pleasure to drink in a tactile way that is unusual but leaves you wanting another sip. Sad to see the end of this one.
O: Highly recommended if you have a sweet tooth. Complex and different, and interesting compared with a fresh beer. I've aged a couple beers but usually not this long. In addition I more fully see what they were trying to do with Kasteel Cuvee du Chateau as a result of drinking this brew.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2012 04:27:53 | More by brianwakeforestnc
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4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has additional flavors of caramel and toffee and hints of vanilla. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an interesting mix of flavors that improve and become a little more complex as the beer warms up.
Note: 2012 vintage, No. 102325
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 17:25:43 | More by metter98
Fuller's Vintage Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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