#315 Fuller’s – Vintage Ale 2010

Fullers Vintage Ale Name: Vintage Ale
Brewery: Fuller’s ( London, England)
Style: English Strong Ale
ABV: 8.5%
Source: The Beer Store

Hi, and sorry in advance about this rushed post, but I’ve got a ferry to catch!

Nobody will be in the least bit surprised to hear I loved this Vintage Ale. In my mind, ageing an English Strong Ale is like adding bacon to macaroni cheese – making a good thing irresistible.

This one had aromas of ripe apricots, toffee, fortified wine,  and a whiff of alcohol. In the mouth it was full and malty, with fruity notes adding complexity to what otherwise could have been a bit too much of an alcohol-fest. Cutting through the sweet malt were resinous hops, which lead to a bitter finish and made me thirsty for the next sip.

So thirsty in fact that I drank all of it myself and had a mild hangover  the next morning, but that’s what you get when you add bacon to macaroni. Nobody can expect you to act reasonably.

OK – happy Friday afternoon everyone! I hope your first beer is in the fridge (and not the freezer) already.

Published in: on July 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Where’s the 50 to go sign-off!! Only 50!

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