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Fuller's Vintage Ale - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

968 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 78
Gots: 177 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
First released in 1997, Fuller's Vintage Ale is brewed in limited batches with each bottle being numbered. It can be enjoyed immediately, or Fuller's recommends laying the beer down to enjoy when it peaks in 3 to 4 years and consume at cellar temperature. And though it's released each year as a separate vintage, BA has been informed that the recipe is only slightly tweaked from year to year, while the ABV remains at 8.5%.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-21-2004)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fuller's Vintage Ale (2009) has a thin, cream-colored head, a murky, orange-brown-copper, sort of brilliant appearance (under light), not much lacing, and no visible bubble streams. The aroma is of deep, strong, sweet, syrupy, moldy, ironized, pithy, fruity, bready malt, and the flavor is of all that, with pale fruit, nougat, cream cheese, relatively mild hop bitterness, red dirt, butter, caramalized sugar, toffee, caramel topping on vanilla soft serve, bread crust, flaky pie crust, and a slight celery. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Fuller's Vintage Ale (2009) finishes wet and ultra-rich. Overall, this is good at the highest estate. Almost perfect, in every way.

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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.

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Fuller's Vintage Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.