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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2006

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1582) - 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 (8198) - 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 (9144) - 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 (7621) - 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 (4501) - Reval, 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 (5395) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5615) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4231) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7742) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5601) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.

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