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Fuller's Vintage Ale - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

965 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 78
Gots: 175 | 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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uno99

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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty fresh 2012 bottle here. I dont think I've ever had this before, but I intend on starting a vertical.

Appearance: Not sure I've seen this color in a beer before. Almost a rose tint to it. Quite clear and sparkling. Whatever head was brought about during the pour quickly fades away. Some lacing.

Smell: A somewhat expected malt bomb here. Really nice, sweet, oak, raisin, plum and prune. Some almond, rosepetal, and apple.

Taste: quite drinkable but not without its character. Made balanced with some hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Quite thick as you might expect, fairly high carbonation keeps it a float and ensures that a long stored bottle still has some bite.

Overall: Not brilliant but looking forward to a 10 year vertical.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 01:28:39 | More by uno99
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Fuller's Vintage Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.