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Fullers Vintage Ale

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Seanniek91, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Advocate (540) Rhode Island Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hey everyone,
    Just wondering what the "normal" vintage of these are generally on the shelves right now. Are they aged for a year before put on shelves. I just bought an 09' so does that mean that it should have been on shelves in 2010? Been seeing them here and there, but never looked at the dates, so I finally picked one up. Excited about it the nevertheless.
  2. zid

    zid Advocate (715) New York Feb 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I just had a 2009 as well, but I typically see 2012 on the shelves at the moment.

  3. The year on them is the release year. So the ones that say 2012 on them for example came out towards the end of last year (2012). If you bought an 09 you are in for a treat. I opened up an 09 last march and it was really good (I got married in 2009 so I bought 4 bottles to commemorate it, I have one left saving it for I think my 5th anniversary).
  4. fox227

    fox227 Advocate (610) California Nov 19, 2010

    I had a couple of 2008 bottles last year. They were delicious.
  5. allouez86

    allouez86 Savant (405) Wisconsin Jan 24, 2009

    Haven't seen any 12 in my neck of the woods yet but am doing a 2007-2011 vertical in April. Very excited for that.
  6. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Advocate (540) Rhode Island Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Awesome thanks for the help!
  7. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Looking forward to cracking open my 09 next year, I've had that sucker since 2011!
  8. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (655) New York Nov 7, 2010

    I had an '07 last year that was extra'd to me in a trade...it was phenomenal. Good luck with the vertical, should be a good one!
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  9. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Advocate (675) Missouri Apr 12, 2007 Beer Trader

    I still have a few 07's so good to hear its doing well.
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  10. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    The '08 is still an incredible beer, had one last month. '09 and '10 are very close to it, but really any of the vintage series are going to be great for years to come.
  11. pest

    pest Savant (465) Ohio Sep 2, 2007 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'm always shocked at the acclaim this beer gets, but to each their own.