Fullers Vintage Ale

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by brureview, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,138) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Just bought a bottle of Fuller's Vintage Ale 2012. I could buy another bottle for cellaring.
    How is it fresher?
  2. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (4,635) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    It is very good fresh, but I think this is one of those beers that goes from a good beer to a great beer with some time on it. Got to have a 2004 vintage in mid-2010 and it was fantastic; since then I have put 1-2 bottles away every year to occasionally break out at various periods.

    You're good either way but if you can, I'd get another bottle and forget about it for a few years; it actually gets even better IMO.
  3. dgthrasher

    dgthrasher Initiate (183) Dec 27, 2008 Connecticut
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    I opened a 1999 bottle recently (about two months ago) Still an excellent beer. I can't wait to open another old bottle.
  4. diehl07

    diehl07 Initiate (163) May 29, 2012 Ohio
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    I'm glad to hear that it gets that much better. I actually just bought and drank a 2011 vintage, and wasn't all that impressed. I think I might go grab another couple and sit them in the back of the cellar.
  5. StaveHooks

    StaveHooks Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 Oklahoma

    I have a couple 2009's. I've seen some 2011's but I can't find any 2010's. Was there a shortage of 2010 distributed?
  6. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Initiate (60) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon
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    Huh... 2010 is the only vintage I see in my neck of the woods these days.
  7. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (571) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Can't wait to open my 2009 next year, my buddy have it to me as a present but made me wait the full 5 years it recommendsnon the box.
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