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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2006

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


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RATINGS: 357   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14239) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little toasted, little oxidized, wood and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, wood, oak, little oxidized, medium sweet, little chocolate, little dark fruit and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15908) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 110614

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16099) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle no 13762. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are wood, malt, caramel, fruits and hops. A little oxidated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 29, 2014
Courtesy of Garthicus. Reddish brown pour with a thin off-white head. Very Trappiste Ale like. Vinous, strong malty caramel backbone, redcurrants, booze, earthy, woodchip, slight clove and nutmeg, hints of tangerine peel. Smooth on the palate and full bodied. This is the only Fuller’s Vintage Ale I have tried and it’s extremely good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5737) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle number 18123 opened in March 2014. Copper coloured with a ring of cream head; rich, raisiny aroma with a touch of spice; thick and oily texture, with caramel and mellow, vinous fruits, but also with a surprisingly sharp bitterness giving some dry spice; the finish has more raisins and sultanas. This seems to have aged better than other years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1702) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottled. Amazing aroma with fermented fruits, a bit like port wine. The taste is not the best, but still awesome. Fruit, licorice, coffee. The finish is one of the longest I’ve had. Just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kordestanchi (86) - - MAR 7, 2014
Pours medium browny and headless. Smells chocolaty and strong. Tastes sweet and complex

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, dark fruits. Appearance: clear dark gold/amber, medium frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: complex sweetness, some light bitters, dried fruits, caramel malts. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale, big fan of those Vintage Ales. Bottle at the Jugged Hare, Victoria.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from John’s Marketplace via Phil. Pours a medium brown, very little head. Aroma dried fruit, caramel, toffee. Body medium but with a lingering sweetness. Not my thing, but superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bozo_skeleton (906) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
Noël ça a du bon, surtout lorsque l’on découvre une Fullers Vintage Ale 2006 au pied du sapin !!! C’est parti...je me retrouve avec la bouteille 298 (sachant qu’il y’en a eu 10000 de produite). Robe ambrée sombre et voilée, carbo très faibl, petit collet de bulle très fine qui laisse une belle dentelle sur le verre. Arômes très fruité sur les fruits noirs (prune, figue) et la liqueur typé cherry. Un palais extraordinaire, belle rondeur, très bon équilibre. Des flaveurs de cake aux fruits et des notes de caramel en final, petite amertume. Une merveille !

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