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Fuller's Vintage Ale - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,030 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 81
Gots: 198 | FT: 6
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%.

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2014 edition.

Dark ruby red appearance. Vigorous carbonation reminiscent of a Belgian strong ale is visible.

Aroma is of toffee, sweet malt and brandy like booze.

Taste is complex and well balanced. Sweet malts, toffee, tartness, syrup, raisins and mild earthy hops with a slight bitterness in the finish followed by a sweet mouth coating booziness.

Overall, a very tasty, complex English ale. Similar to Fullers Golden Pride but perhaps just a notch more complex and better.

Very nice indeed

91/100

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Fuller's Vintage Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.