Fullers Vintage Ale 2014

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Fullers Vintage Ale 2014

Post by mike5490 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:17 pm

I managed to buy up the whole Waitrose stock on this years offering, usually a fine BCA that matures over the years.
I called into said supermarket again today, they have restocked, so I bought a further two bottles at a reasonable £4.09 a bottle, £6 at brewery shop in Chiswick. It clocks in at 8.5%. Tried one of them tonight, all I can say is, it is insipid! Is John Keeling losing the plot? any of you lot tried it yet?

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Re: Fullers Vintage Ale 2014

Post by Mr W » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:16 am

mike5490 wrote:I managed to buy up the whole Waitrose stock on this years offering, usually a fine BCA that matures over the years.
I called into said supermarket again today, they have restocked, so I bought a further two bottles at a reasonable £4.09 a bottle, £6 at brewery shop in Chiswick. It clocks in at 8.5%. Tried one of them tonight, all I can say is, it is insipid! Is John Keeling losing the plot? any of you lot tried it yet?
Stopped buying various vintage bottles a few years back after finally opening some I'd had stored. Big let down to be honest. Only ones left now are a couple of Thomas Hardy ales Silver Anniversary one (1993). Can't bring myself to drink them though!
Ian

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Re: Fullers Vintage Ale 2014

Post by mmatthej1 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:17 pm

Give up with that rubbish - Orval is the one to lay down.

It just gets better & better over time.............

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Re: Fullers Vintage Ale 2014

Post by jamesb » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:26 pm

mmatthej1 wrote:Give up with that rubbish - Orval is the one to lay down.
It just gets better & better over time.............
Poppy cock. It hits it's peak about 3-4 years old and then goes downhill.
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Re: Fullers Vintage Ale 2014

Post by Boughton Beerman » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:52 pm

Tried one (from the new Waitrose - who have a fair bottle selection tbf) - not impressed this year, hugely overpriced, reckon the poncey box is woth more than the ale.

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