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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2018 (8.5%)

I’d love to be able to age beer so that I can compare and contrast, but I don’t have either the money to buy that many extra bottles or the space to store them, and so I’ll never know just … Continue reading

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Batemans Vintage Ale Limited Release 2013 (7.5%)

Last year’s version of this was a pretty dire affair packaged half heartedly in a box complete with spelling mistakes. This year I can’t spot any typographical errors, but equally I can’t find any improvement in the beer. It pours … Continue reading

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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2013 (8.5%)

Over the last few years a highlight of December for me has been Fuller’s Vintage Ale. This year is no exception, and this year’s beer is as good as it’s ever been. It’s warm with whisky heat, earthy, rich, round … Continue reading

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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2012 (8.5%)

I know people buy these and age them. I’d love to have the patience but I don’t. Fuller’s VIntage Ale 2012 is a terrific beer, as 2011 was and 2010 before it. It’ll probably be even better in ten years’ … Continue reading

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Batemans Vintage Ale Limited Release 2012 (7.5%)

Ouch. This isn’t good. It begins with a presentation box complete with bad spelling and continues into the beer which has a weird vegetable odour, all cabbage water and caramel. There’s a big fat chewy toffee and some rather nice … Continue reading

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