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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2006

Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Floor malted Optic malt; Fuggles and Super Styrian hops.
Edition of 100,000
This full-bodied vintage is brewed with Fuggles and Super Styrian hops that create a tapestry of rich, spicy flavours. Orange, citrus and fruitcake notes are all present, and are balanced well with the biscuity, creamy malt flavours leaving a soft and warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a thin soapy off white head. The aroma was sweeter caramel, ripe fruits and yeast. The flavor has sweet caramel, doughy malts, ripe fruits, some citrus, decent. The mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat viscous. Good to try once.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (424) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Braun, amber. Nase: Wahnsinn. Likör, tonnenschwere getrocknete Rosinen, Datteln, Nüsse, Karamell. Am Gaumen Likör, Früchtge, Datteln, Walnusshaut, dunkler Zucker. Cremig, süßlich, leicht alkoholisch. Wahnsinn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Nr 00626 Bottle from saveur biere, france. Hazy reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma is malty, strong oak, sweet notes. Taste is balanced, oak, sweet notes, malts, raisins.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle enjoyed on Christmas day - ruby red with a light brown fizzy head which fades to a ring. Very lively body, with little lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and blackberries with hints of port and alcohol. Taste of sherry, blackberries, raspberries, port and oak with hints of yeast and loads of chocolate. Medium heavy body, low carbonation. Very rich, slightly sweet. Tastes kind of like port, incredibly nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours honey-orange with a foamy white head and clings. Aromas of alcohol, caramel, yeast and faint citrus. Warming alcohol, caramel, bread, and citrus in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6925) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
50 cl bottle. @ The Grand Vintage tasting.
Bottle No. 00469.
Pours mahogany color with a medium sized head. Plums, caramel and licorice on the nose, chocolate and also some Rennie. Sweet caramel flavor, wood, licorice, some salty notes, dark berries too. Very smooth, slight alcohol on the aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Bottle #00469. Courtesy of lusikka. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
Clearish amber colour with a small off-white head. Rennie (or some other medicine used to make you feel alive), dark fruits, sweetness, Coke and mild metal notes in the aroma. The flavour is mild hops, mild bitterness, mild alcohol, dark fruits, sweetness, sugar and some maltiness. This is so much more fresh than the older ones (1999-2002). Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6741) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle @ the Grand Vintage Tasting, Tampere. Pours a copper brown colour with small thick head. Aroma of bread, raisins, grass and red berries. Flavour of rich bready malts, English toffee, raisins, some blackberries and grassy bitterness. Some spiciness. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Rather soft carbonation. Great. No signs of aging. Alcohol shows itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (3357) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2014
500ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Hazy chestnut color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Alcohol, sweet, yeasty, woody, winey notes in aroma. Caramel, malty, candy, sweet, bit papery taste. Full body. Smooth woody, bit old mouthfeel. Signs of old, but still nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
500ml bottle

Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of wood, oak, toffee, caramely malts, syrup and mild ripe fruitness. Taste is smooth, woody and caramely with loads of toffee, raisins and syrup. Finish is sweet and stuffy with loads of raisins, hints of wood and caramel. Pretty sweet.

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