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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: 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5903) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
A red/amber colour with stable head. Malty aroma with some burtn notes. Some sweetness and alcohol that is well balanced by a subtle bitterness. Not as good as 2004 & 2005 vintages though i.m.o.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle. Tasting 12-01-2007 (SÝren, Peter, Carsten). Head was large fizzy white which mostly lasted. Good lacing. Body was clear with a yellow Ė amber color. Aroma was caramel, toasted, flowers, grass, and citrus. Medium to full bodied with an average carbonation. Light bitter-sweet. Well balanced flavor. Kind of short and sweet finish. Fullers flavor is defiantly in there, but only more malty then what I have been use to from Fuller. Nice one!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
Light hazy amber colour with a small dense off white head. Malty, alcohol and caramel sweet aroma. Malty, sweet flavor with a strong alcohol sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2007
[Bottled.] Light brown colour. Fluffy off-white head. Lots of alcohol in aroma, along with burnt sugar and marzipan. This is indeed too young in my opinion. Big malty flavour with burnt sugar and a bit rubbery. Light licoricy and tidbitty. The alcohol shows off a bit too much. Smooth, almost silky mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle #64297. Pours a tawny-copper body with a foamy yellow-white head and sheet lacing. Soapy hop aroma along with caramel, toffee, minty spice, and oaky fruit. Superbly balanced body consisting of caramel sweetness, toffee, and complimentary alcohol. Nice doughy malts and tasty hops (particularly in the middle). Slick chewy body. Very impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle #69011. Hurray, I look forward to this beer arriving each year! Pours a clear reddish-orange with lots of bubbles and a large lasting frothy off-white head. Aromaís quite fruity along with malt, wood and herbal hops -- itís a little milder then I expected. Flavour of sweet malt, fruit, wood, mild hops and a dry mildly alcoholic/bitter finish. The alcoholís fairly well hidden, only showing up in the finish. Medium bodied. Once again this beer does not disappoint, this is a truly wonderful beer -- age this sucker and it will be even better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle 86237; Nose begins with some dark fruit and berries which fades into caramel malt amd a light flowery hoppiness; copper colored with a very small beige head; flavor of caramel, a little alcohol, some spice, and hop bitterness from the medium body, the bitterness joining some alcohol to a long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
(#18929). Dark amber colored, medium sized light brown head. Chocolate, licorice, caramel, mild hoppy bitterness and some floral tones in aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has obvious licorice with good floral bitterness and convenient alcohol. Still maybe too thin bodied for 8.5% ABV. Aftertaste lasts with sweetness and mild alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel0017 (404) - Yukon, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle# 55484: Coppertone body with rich, frothy tan head of two fingers, leaving behind intricate lacing patterns. Floral malt and hops to the nose. The Styrian hops made a big impression here. Flavors of caramels, vanilla, coffee, cream, whiskey and subtle coppery aftertaste came through like a coarse symphony... Mouthfeel was rather astringent, especially after warming up a few degrees. The alcohol presence made no pretense at being hidden either, leaving me with the impression that I had sipped scotch instead of beer. Donít get me wrong this beer is truly AMAZING. Rich and delicious, complex yet simple. I would be willing to bet that leaving this beer in the cellar for a year or two would have brought the rating up a smidge. Thatís why Iím buying another bottle and putting my theory to the test!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pubbe (493) - HÝjbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle. Golden amber with small off-white head. Raisins and spices in the somewhat weak aroma. Has distinctive coppery notes in the flavor. Pretty average finish. Maybe this beer shouldent have left the cellar yet! I guess it tastes better in a year or two.


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