Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2009

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2009

Brand
Fuller's
Expression
Vintage Ale 2009
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Old / Vintage Ale / Oud Bruin
Abv
8.50%
Produced at
Griffin Brewery
Country
England
Website
www.fullers.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

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Nose
Jammy fruit, suggestive of apricot and orange, with a hint of cherry.
Palate
Velvety malt with a light prickle of carbonation and a tingle of hops. Sweet and full bodied, with jammy apricot-like fruit swifty overtaken by cherry-like esters and a punch of bitterness from the hops.
Finish
Peppery, warming swallow. Sticky malt leaves sweetness on the tongue but hops build more and more to help dry the finish.
Comment
A bit sticky and sweet at this early stage in its long life, but already a beer to seek out. It will dry and improve in time.