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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: 346   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
(Bottle, no 36516) Clear orange/amber colour with firm off-white head, leaving lots of lacing. Fruity nose with a rather restrained, but solid, malt background. Notes of dried fruit (apricots), orange peel, nuts and floral hops behind sweetish, fiery alcohol notes. Fruity, malty taste with orange, dried fruit, raisins, dark rye bread, hints of chocolate and a long, fiery finish with a solid, grapefruity, hoppy bitterness. Hops mingling well with fiery alcohol and sweet fruit. Medium to full body. Lovely finish. Slightly more restrained fruit than some earlier vintages, but feels more bitter. I’m always impressed by these fantastic vintage ales. Great stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
aroma is quite harsh, lots of booze. this beer is still definetly young. flavour is alot of buscuity malt, and some hoppy bitterness. will definetly benefit from a few years in the cellar. should mellow out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle no. 53271. Nice amber color, great offwhite/yellowish head. Malty aroma, some almond and nuts, yeasty notes and some fruits. Malty flavor at first, with quite alot of toffee, A nice bitterness takes over and gives the beer a nice balance. Peppery notes, some raisins and sweet fruits. Pleasant bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle. London. Pours amber to brown with white head that quickly disipates to little head. Toasted almonds flavor with nice balanced hops flavor. Silky smooth on the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mqvist (1) - Raahe, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2007 does not count
Paras koskaan juomani olut, omasta mielestäni. Todella täyteläinen ja pehmeä, ei lainkaan kitkerä.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
Moderate malty aroma. Large creamy initial apperance. Light brown head. Excellent lacing. Clear amber body. Heavy sweet initial flavor. Medium palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle No. 77384: Great pour, a dark amber body with a thick ’n’ creamy ecru head that laces in rings marking each swallow. It has a woody malt aroma, quietly sweet, with a touch of molasses and a small whiff of alcohol. Very smooth drinking, like a fine brandy. The malt tastes mildly fruity and has a touch of toffee to it. There’s a peppery spiciness and the soft presence of alcohol. An earthy, herbal bitterness emerges in the finish to round the drink out nicely. This should age very well. Every year presents another welcome treat from Fullers.

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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
Sweet malty nose with some characters of root vegetables (parsnip?) and molasses. Looks perfect - deep amber, off-white firm head of perfect consistency, persistant lacing. Again, as in prior years, the flavour doesn’t disappoint - this remains quite possibly the best English offering year upon year, with each successive bottling developing on the one before. The flavour on this one starts with the characteristic apricoty malt, which then develops into a long, rich, mulled wine finish with an underpinning bitterness that balances with a biscuity dryness perfectly. A slight interlacing vinous, resiny sharpness completes the picture for this outstanding and complex vintage.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours a dark copper/amber color with a nice sized head that last quite a while. The smell seems a liitle week, not much presence to it. The taste is very good. Very refrshing and smooth to drink. The hop level seems perfect for a smooth but not over hoppy brew. Very drinkable as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle #45789, courtesy of John White. Amber bronze, excellent lasting fluffy off white head and good condition. Pleasant initial low chocolate and marmalade aromas leading to a toffee sweetness. A little too sweet in the mouth and quite full bodied with toffee maltiness and a gentle peppery hop bitterness, Spicy peppery bitter sweet finish with some chocolate sweetness and a gentle hop bitterness, some orange notes lingering and a touch of nuttiness


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