Beer Fuller's, "Vintage Ale", 2012, in gift box, 500 ml
Beer deep amber color with persistent froth.
The taste of the beer is quite complex, sweet, but not as much as flavor. Dominated by malt and caramel tones, notes of honey, dried fruit, chocolate and cognac. There is moderate hop bitterness, which, along with caramel nuances goes into a long creamy finish.
Pretty sweet aroma of beer filled with notes of caramel, dried fruit, malt, marzipan, licorice, orange, light acidity and a hint of hops.
Beer would be great as a digestif or in combination with cheese.
"Vintage Ale", 2012 - magnificent el created master brewer company "Fullers" John Keeling. Vintage 2012 is a mixture of organic malt and three of the best varieties of hops (Goldings and having the world's Sovereign Awards and Target), as well as the unique yeast, resulting in the birth unique flavored beer. The complex process of making beer is as follows: after the primary fermentation in barrels beer is filtered, then it reseeded with yeast and bottled for further post-fermentation.
The first issue of "Vintage Ale" was held in 1997. Beer is brewed only once a year, a limited edition, each bottle has a unique number. The sixteenth, vintage 2012 was released in the amount of 125 thousand bottles. El has a fairly long shelf life - at least 4 years.
In the middle of XVII century in the western suburbs of London opened a brewery "Griffin". It was a small family business, a beer brewed only for a narrow range of clients. At the beginning of the XIX century brewery business fell into disrepair, and perhaps it would be closed if it was not John Fuller, who has invested money in this business.
In 1845, on the basis of the brewery "Griffin" was formed company Fuller Smith & Turner, which actively and successfully developed, expanded, and in 1909 bought the company "Beehive Brewery" with belonging to her 34 pubs. During the XX century, Fuller Smith & Turner continued to develop in the same direction, and today this thriving company owns several factories, more than 360 pubs and bars, six hotels and nearly two dozen hotels across England.
In the product portfolio of the company - 12 beer brands, has repeatedly won high awards at international exhibitions and competitions. And one of the brands - "London Pride" - was twice awarded the title of "Champion Beer of Britain", awarded on an annual Great British Beer Festival. This result can not boast of any brewery in England. The main mission of the company is: "Always and everywhere be the standard of quality, high quality service and pride in his work!"