I had the privilege of being amongst a select group invited to Fuller’s brewery to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Fine Ale Club.
The event included a guided tasting with their Master Brewer and we got to sample some great beers.
They are all 10/10 so I have ranked them in the order of my preference.
1. Brewer’s Reserve
2. Gales Prize Old Ale
3. Vintage Ale 2005
4. Vintage Ale 1999
6. London Porter
9 Vintage Ale 2009
10. London Pride
I’ve one more beer to try from the evening – we were each given a bottle of a one-off special beer brewed specifically for the occasion. Apparently limited to just 100 bottles. I plan to keep it a few years before opening it.
The highlights were definitely the Top 3
Vintage Ale 2005 – Beautifully rounded taste and clearly demonstrates the benefits of age when compared to it’s younger sibling
Gales Prize Old Ale – An old friend I haven’t tasted for more than 20 years – Definitely different to the original Gales Brewery version, but still very special.
Brewer’s Reserve – Like no beer I have ever tasted – the flavour from the Malt Whisky Barrels give it a unique and very special taste.
The whole evening was most enjoyable – the brewery is run by people who are passionate about beer.