Fuller's releases its annual limited edition brew

Fuller, Smith & Turner has released its 2017 edition of Vintage Ale, its annual limited edition brew made using this year’s ‘cream of the crop of ingredients’.

The 2017 Vintage Ale (8.5% abv) is the 21st edition in the range an has been created by Fuller’s recently promoted head brewer, Georgina Young. The brew uses a hop combination never seen before in a Fuller’s beer.

The deep amber brew opens with distinctive citrus aromas from the Denali hop, an experimental American hop variety. The beer also includes a new malting barley, a British variety called Laureate.

Young said: “I am honoured and privileged to be able to put my signature on this year’s Vintage Ale and carry on its legacy.

“As with every Vintage Ale, I am extremely excited to see how these new ingredients work together as the flavours of this bottle conditioned beer develop over time. Bottle conditioning means that a little yeast is left in the bottle, which will mature slowly over the years like a fine wine or whisky – well beyond the ‘best before’ date that we are obliged to state.”

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