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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2006

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

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgentgesdo (681) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle breached on 06/21/15. Pours cloudy amber with very small white head. Nose is complex. Apricot, dates, caramel, sherry, vanilla, orange on the tongue very late. Malt sweetness is intense. Not bitter. Caramel cream mouthfeel. There are spice notes maybe nutmeg? It is BLOODY good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
330ml bottle tasting alongside a 2004 @ 12th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, April 15 courtesy of Mike. More fruitcake here than the 2004. The aroma seemed a little stunted at first but really starts to shine the more it stands. Lovely and complex, and much smoother and more drinkable than the 2004.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4871) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle 25578 shared along side a 2004 version at the 28th April 2015 Shrewsbury Bottle Swap Meeting (five of us). Brown with not much of a wispy head to mention. Fruit cake with nuts in both the aroma and taste, not as smooth or mellow as the 2004, but getting there: still a very drinkable beer and a joy to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (510) - HUNGARY - APR 6, 2015
Nem tudom, hogy ittam-e már valaha kilenc éves sört, mindenesetre elgondolkodtam azon is, hogy a tízes szám vonatkozásában tegyem fel a kérdést egy év múlva, ekkora türelemmel azonban jelen pillanatban nem rendelkezem. Árpaborhoz hasonlatos árnyalatban tetszeleg a koros angol főzet, melyhez a leírás alapján csakis a legnemesebb összetevőket használták a mesterek. Sugárzik belőle az érettség jellege, az aszalványok, mézédes maláta, must, mazsola és marcipán koktéljának matt aromái megszínesítik a levegőt. Az idő vasfoga képtelen volt megrágni a vibráló test élénk szerkezetét, jótékony harapdálásai azonban cseppet sem váltak kárára a főzetnek. Mérsékelten száraz karakter lapul meg a kompozíció közepén, mely körül félédes fehérbor, barley wine, vehemensebb tripel és visszafogott quadrupel jegyei egyaránt megcsillantják bájukat; brit és belga stílusú kavalkád olvad remek harmóniába. A korábban említett aromák mindegyike megtapasztalhatóvá válik az ízlelőbimbók számára is - karakteresen komlózott mazsolalé komplex, elegáns alkoholokkal fürdetett hangulata gömbölyű vonalaival festi meg a vásznat, mély és tartalmas kortyokkal ajándékozza meg szerencsés fogyasztóit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6881) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (586) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1715) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edsspoon (744) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7430) - 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.
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