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Fuller's Vintage Ale 2008

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World Beer Awards 2008

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2008

Brand
Fuller's
Expression
Vintage Ale 2008
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Old / Vintage Ale / Oud Bruin
Abv
9.00%
Produced at
Griffin Brewery
Country
England
Website
www.fullers.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

82
Nose
Fresh and sherbety. Smooth, but unobstrusive malt sits behind and marmalade notes emerge.
Palate
Sharp hops lead over plenty of ripe malt, with a touch of toffee. There's a light orange presence and a gentle warmth but it's fairly light for the strength.
Finish
Rich and drying, with smooth malt dominated by hops that leave a bitter orange flavour.
Comment
As classy as ever, but perhaps not the most complex of Vintage Ales for a few years. It'll be interesting to re-taste in a year or two's time.

By Sally Toms

80
Nose
As classy as ever, but perhaps not the most complex of Vintage Ales for a few years. It'll be interesting to re-taste in a year or two's time.
Palate
Savoury and slightly nutty (almond skins?).
Finish
Bitterness increases very slowly. Orange peel and nuts.
Comment
Amazingly well balanced and luxuriously presented. Opening a bottle of this really feels like a treat.
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Tasting Note : Smooth, unobtrusive malt and marmalade... Sharp hops and a touch of toffee... A pleasant earthy note like compost... Dried fruit and lightly roasted malt... Fairly light for the strength... Savoury and slightly nutty... Bitterness increases slowly, leaving behind orange peel and nuts... Amazingly well balanced...