marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours cloudy amber with an attractive beige head and a wonderful toffee aroma. The flavor is bread, caramel and electric hops with initial sweetness that fades to bitter. This is a lovely ale that is both flavorful and warm.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fullers Vintage Ale 2006 (7-3-8-4-15) (3.7)
In short: A sweet and crisp bakery with a nice woody touch. Good brew. On of the
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed when 3.5 year after first rating. Sent to me by HogtownHarry. Thanks a lot Harry.
The look: Partially cloudy golden body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose of pastry. Taste is obviously very sweet, sugary even. Flavors of crisp honeyed pastry (baklava-ish), plain cookies, crusty bakery olive bread (!?!), honey/caramel, lots of wood (cherry wood), dried apricots, light spicy notes. The woody character somewhat dry out the beer in the finish and makes this otherwise very sweet beer more drinkable than it should be. Woody hops? Hard to say. Just woody. This is one of my favourite Fullers Vintage Ale so far. There are many of them out there, I wonder how often they put out new ones of this lineup.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle, # 17353) Hazy, foxy brown colour with a big and beige foamy head. Sweet toast-malty aroma with notes of dried fruits, caramel, chocolate and light hints of resiny hops. Sweet flavour with a tinge of hoppy and roasty bitterness, full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Robust but not fat toast-malty base with a cornucopia of flavours like caramel, liquorice, chocolate and light notes of resiny hops, getting stronger towards the quite bitter-roasty and hoppy finish with a well-covered alcohol. Superb. 24.III.10
Defreni (2222) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Ravfarvet let uklar øl med et fint lille skumhoved. Meget vinøs duft. Smagen er også vinøs med tørret frugt og en anelse tobak. Rigtig god humlebitterhed bakker øllen fint op og giver en god mundfylde. Fin øl med et godt lagringspotentiale.
manuchampions (1224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seasonal bottle from LCBO. 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.
thewolf (10557) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Søren.
Had this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005
Pours light hazy amber with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light metallic with some herbal hops. Medium carbonation, nice dry mouthfeel. Flavour is a little sharp, fine malty caramel, vinious and a light spicy hoppiness. Feels a bit sharp, but still a good drink.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured slightly hazy peachy-golden with a nice cap of beige head. The aroma was most certainly delightful.. warm, lightly aged toffee, sourdough bread, and a blend of redder fruits accented by black pepper, blood oranges, and earth.. balance was spot-on, and there was just enough warmth to really make the character pop. The flavor opened with a little of the orange and peppery spice, backed quickly by sweet toffee and bready notes.. spicy on the back-end with increasing warmth.. fruity notes and a toasty, peppery yeast rounded it out well on the finish. Medium-bodied with relatively low carbonation on the palate.. well-balanced and engaging the whole way through.. it was really hard to find anything wrong with this.
Borup (4516) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep red amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, fruit, malt, hops and sugar.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Bottle #98283. Hazy reddish-brown. Very malty aroma with some wood, sherry, molasses, caramel and a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor with chewy malt, cookies, wood, vanilla, caramel and a bit of dried fruits. Finish is drier with some hops. Thick mouthfeel. Pretty good but not my thing.