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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: 358   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bozo_skeleton (1029) - 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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Appearance: Hazy ruby with cm thick ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Liquorice, mint, dried fig, golden syrup. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, dry lingering minty, liquorice, mead like, dried fig, fairly sweet finish. A bit spiritous and liqueur like. Comments: Delicious. No. 11525.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17734) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
Karamellige Malznoten, schokoladig, stärker werdend. Komplexe Malzigkeit, geringe Alkoholigkeit. Recht gut trinkbar, trocken, gut. 11/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with cream white head. Nose and taste of molasses, burnt wood, toast, sherry, toasted caramel, fruitcake, biscuit and old orange peel. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle from my extensive Fullers Vintage stash. A hazy orange/brown coloured pour with a thin white head on top that doesn’t hang around for long. Sweet, boozy, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Taste is similar, slightly boozy, dark fruit, caramel, quite sweet. Actually not too boozy and quite easy to drink. This has aged very well, bloody tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy amber/brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malty, some alcohol, bready, floral, some fruits and a bit leathery. Taste is quite sweet and light to medium bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (1002) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Big thanks to Sid for sharing this at RBAG 2013, from the verticel 2005-2008, brown copper pour, smell is rasins, lots and lots carmel, a very enticing aroma with rich complexity, taste is even more smooth than the 2008, a great sipper, with a clean malty finish, my favorite of the several we tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12936) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle - Vertical 2005 to 2008 - Raisin, toffee on the nose. Cloudy brown with a tiny head. Brown sugar, raisin and the usual port suspects and some light alcohol to the end. More like a barley wine and no bitterness. The best example in this vertical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pours slightly hazy amber/ruby with a medium off white head. Aroma is mild sherry. Flavor has notes of caramel and toffee...mild sherry...faint oxidation. Mouthfeel is tmedium and very silky with an earthy/sherry/mild cardboard finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1094) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours orange/amber with very minimal dark yeast droplets coming from the bottle. Minimal sediment. Slight sour aroma. Mostly alcohol/rum, wood, butterscotch. Extremely uniform from nose to palate. With the addition of a little spice, alcohol heat, and some raisin sweetness. Carbonation is ample and soft, but dies almost completely 30 minutes in. Nice experiment.

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