Fullers Vintage Ale is a beer love story that goes back a long way for me. I have always had a weakness for good barleywine, strong beers with a vineous quality and a sweetness like dessert wine – other than that, I don’t like sweet beers at all. No sugar or caramel taste for me, please.
As the name suggests, Fullers Vintage Ale is a beer worth keeping, and furthermore, it’s a beer that changes a little from year to year. It’s always a matter of taste how long to cellar such a beer, but it certainly needs a little time. Some years I have had it when it debuted at the Great British Beer Festival i August, and it’s been too fresh, too sharp at that time. Just half a year helps it to a more rounded character. Læs mere Fullers Vintage Ale, three year vertical