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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2006

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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
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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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4974) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
(Bottle, 0.5 l - no 25139, courtesy of VastActiv, 20141122) The beer deep amber and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had raisins, plum and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were raisins, plum, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had sweetness, dark fruits and bitterness. A little bit oxidized brew but still excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3368) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at home, Helsinki. No: 25139. Colour is deep light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, caramel, sweetness and malts. Some elements of aging but otherwise surprisingly good condition.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6425) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
50 cl bottle @†VastActiv. Bottle #25139, BBE 2009
Aroma has apricot, ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour has cardboard, liquor, ripe fruits, plums and some odd phenolic feeling. Also some sugary tones and raisins. Perhaps has already seen its best days, but not bad still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4973) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Oirschot crew: Medium sized creamy head. Cloudy hazy warm Orange body. Aromas of malts, vinous, raisin, prunes, light honey. Flavours of caramel, wood, light toast, malty, light bitter.. Aftertaste is bitter, malty, raisin, light vinous. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9431) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy amber color, Small off-white head. Aroma is malts, sweet, sweet raisins, dark raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Taste malts, biscuit, again dark and sweet raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Subtle body and carbonation. A bit old as expected, over the top but still decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy copper colour with a small off-white head. Smells malts, alcohol, rhum, wood, sweetish. Tastes sweet, slightly sugary, rhum, slightly krentenbol, slightly boozy, old. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (283) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Aroma is heavy on raisins and figs. Whilst pouring this brew developed a foamy eggshell head which has receded to just a bubbly layer on top of the beer. Taste is spice and raisins with a long warming finish. I felt that this vintage lacks the Orange and citrus characteristics but thatís perhaps what 8 years does to this beer, its a good one nonetheless - especially to sip on a cold evening.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2806) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburyís. 2006: Drank 2014-10-04, aged for 8 years. Dark brown-ruby red coloured with spicy rich currants, liquorice and red fruity flavours followed by a smooth, creamy burnt toffee and a slight tart Ďagedí finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
richly flavored with layers and layers of malt, spices, and a light zesty fruitiness that is very appealing. another winner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle no. 01604 at home 28/7/14. Pours dark red brown with a white head. Aroma of raisins. Sweetish finish, can feel the alcohol. Very nice.


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