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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: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2010
Med amber brown color. Dried fruit cake jumps out from the nose, followed by wood, earth and walnuts. The mouth is a touch sweet, with notes of oak, fruit cake and walnuts. Hops lightly hit the back of the mouth. Dry lingering fruit cake finish. Excellent, but not the best ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle 30066 courtesy of Fullers. Nearly clear dark amber chestnut colour, nice lace. Nose is an alcoholic sweetness, but balanced by some fun malty stuff with a bit of ripe banana right at the end. Only a touch of meaty doughiness. Initial mouthfeel is quite thin, sweet and fruity, lovely, some sweet glazed fruit. Reasonably brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 26, 2010
Bottle #17353: Hazy, chestnut-brown coloured, bigger fluffy beige head; solid sweet-toasty nose: dried fruits - especially raisins - liquorice and a tinge of chocolate; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, almost oily texture; lingering hoppy and sweet-fruity finish with a tinge of cacao in the aftertaste. Just great.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2010
(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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
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.

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