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Offline BrewingRover

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Fuller's Vintage Ale
« on: April 04, 2014, 07:06:03 PM »
I'm enjoying a bottle of the 2004 vintage, in honor of ten years in Illinois and my current job. There's still some hop presence and it's got nice carbonation. It's got a dry finish, with some honey and sherry notes and lots of malt character. I'm having it at cellar temp, on the advice of the tour guide at the brewery. I think colder would mask some flavor.

I'm going to have to buy this every year moving forward. I bought this at the brewery and they had a lot of different years available. Sad to say, it will be a while before I can visit there again.
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Re: Fuller's Vintage Ale
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 06:23:51 AM »
Haven't had it in years but always a nice treat. I brew 5 gallons of a beer I call "Bruised Bare Knuckles" barley wine every year that I loosely based off my experience with that beer.
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Re: Fuller's Vintage Ale
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 08:58:04 PM »
I'm enjoying a bottle of the 2004 vintage, in honor of ten years in Illinois .......

No offense, but such an anniversary would turn me towards 100 proof and Steel Reserve.  ;)

That snarky remark aside, I agree that the Vintage Ale is an incredible beverage.

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Re: Fuller's Vintage Ale
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 07:03:50 PM »
I'm enjoying a bottle of the 2004 vintage, in honor of ten years in Illinois .......

No offense, but such an anniversary would turn me towards 100 proof and Steel Reserve.  ;)

That snarky remark aside, I agree that the Vintage Ale is an incredible beverage.

Hey, I like my job, and corrupt politicians and harsh winters aside, Chicago is a great place to live  ;)
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