Fuller's Vintage Ale 2008

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2008

Rated 3.571 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Fuller, Smith and Turner Public Limited Company / Fuller's Brewery

Chiswick, London, United Kingdom

Style:  English Strong Ale

8.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 33073 Last updated 11 months ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank2197
Overall Percentile95.2
Style Rank30 of 341
Style Percentile91.2
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.727
Weighted Score3.571
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CHOPZ 5069 reviews
    rated 3.7 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Been cellaring for a while, No. 71701. Pours a hazy amber colour with a beige creamy head, good retention and some creamy lace. Dark fruit aromas with caramel malts and some nutty notes. The taste has the figs, raisins, nuts with the toffee and the hops appear in the finish. Mild grassiness giving a little bitterness. What lingers is quite nice.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle # 43209. Cloudy copper pour, creamy beige head, and a ring was born. Subdued aroma compared to the 2007 vintage consumed a day earlier. Alcohol, malt and dark fruit, in no particular order. Flavour was all of that, nicely balanced and not too sweet (take note, Innis & Gunn!). Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Nice finish, echoing the flavour.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    500ml bottle, 2nd of the cellared Fulers I pulled this week. Same tawney colored clouded look, small off white cap with fair retention, modest effervescence. Aroma is a fantastic amamlgum of sweet malts, fruits, musty teaty tones and some vanilla undertones. Flavor is pure deight - mellow, rounded fully blended omplexity of malts, hops and yat products - malty, caramel, vanilla, nuts, spice - wonderful - extremely drinkable. wished I put down more of this.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    The 2008 version is quite possibly the easiest drinking 8.5% beer I've ever had. A beautiful brownish-red pour reminiscent of a Trappist Quad. Sweet malt, dark fruit, and anise were prevalent in the nose. The flavour was sweet with caramel, vanilla, and spices and went down well.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    bottle # 105181... drank at 4:25pm .. 4/27/09 @coops .. . light honey biscuit aromas.. . medium bitterness with a nice back maltinessm like a whopper, or a blowjob .. .. pretty easy to drink, maybe to sweet for me, which is weird, because every morning i drink at least two (2) liters of hummingbird water .,. . abv is well hidden.. . a very well made brew, as always, i have enjoyed past years better but then again i stopped sucking my thumb at 2 and stopped giving bitches anal at 20.. so...

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I’ve sat on this one for a few months, patiently earmarking it for my birthday. Serve it up with striped trout and succotash and I’ve got the makings of a meal. Into my Ommegang goblet it displays a golden copper hue. A big off white frothy head, dissapates disappointingly too soon. Leaves a light stickly lacing. The aroma is strong, malty, yeasty and sour. I’m impressed. The body is light and mild. Nice carbonation to boot. I like the taste. Complex blending of malt in all it’s sweet-sour glory with a balancing note of hops. Let this one warm and the alcohol comes through loud and clear. The wait was well worth it.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    So far, this might be my favorite year of Fullers Vintage ale. I’ve always enjoyed ESA’s and this one is in fine form. An aroma caramel apples, baked pears, wet dirt, and chocolate. Flavor is sweet but still enjoyable. Honey, rum raisins, a bit plummy with a touch of earthy hops and alcohol to keep things from going off the deep end of sweetness.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottled (from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki). Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, toffeeish along with quite evident nuttyness and zest. Flavour is hoppy, nutty with some mild spices and licorice. Alcohol gives a huge sweet peak towards the finish. Aftertaste is raisins, mild alcohol, some flowery hops as well as spices. This already tastes very promising for cellaring.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Craig, Thanks again for sending your box. I should be ready to ship before then end of the week. I will include some extras for my tardiness. Phil

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle #41670. Copper to a bright brown color with a very small cap. Sweet woody malts slightly roasted, mild amounts of alcohol and a out of place but pleasant banana is showing up in the aroma. My Marks for the aroma are only low because of the mildness of it not because it smells bad. Beer is rich an full with a bitter finish a large chocolaty flavour consumes the flavour of this beer. Lots of coffee and high quality dirt also show up. Can’t taste the alcohol but my stomach is getting very warm. Slight metallic flavour when brew starts to warm up. I can’t believe how sweet this is starting to taste but it finishes very bitter so it has a balance. Mmmmm…there’s that yummy taste of Alcohol in small amounts I like. Beer is ok

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