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Fuller's Vintage Ale - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

954 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 79
Gots: 174 | 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%.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Australia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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New York

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

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New York

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Washington

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2011. Unboxed, and poured cellar temperature into a snifter.

A careful pour created a massive two to three-finger, cream-colored head that was thick enough to form a mound rising above the glass rim. The ale is a clear copper-ruby.

It smells of raisins, brandy, vanilla, cherries, and maybe some ripe fruits like apples and bananas.

I get a lot of cherry in the flavor at first, along with green apple. Quite a tart fruitiness. This transitions into a pretty dry finish of plums, toffee, and bread.

The feel is full with ample carbonation.

While I feel this might be a little too tart, highly carbonated, and not really complex, it's still pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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Fuller's Vintage Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.