Vintage Ale is a truly distinguished bottle-conditioned ale, crafted by Fuller’s Head Brewer, John Keeling. Each vintage is a blend of that year’s finest malt and hops, and of course our unique yeast, creating a unique limited edition brew.Bottle conditioning means that a little yeast is left in the bottle after bottling, which will mature slowly over time like a fine wine or whisky - well beyond the 'best before' date that we are obliged to state (we think it should read "best after!").
While most of Fuller's beers are brewed to be enjoyed, by and large, in pints, we also boast an exceptionally fine strong bottled ale, the formidable Golden Pride, which is designed to be enjoyed in smaller measures. At 8.5% ABV, it is as powerful as some wines, but bursting with flavour.