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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2006

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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
[500ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Slightly darker than the 2002 (sampled alongside), deep red with a thin lacing. Some carbonation. Harsher alcohol aroma. Rough round the edges, not sure this has aged well at all, still a fair amount of raw alcohol in evidence. Unfortunately, really not that great [15102011]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle 15902 at a cgarvieuk tasting. Sampled side-by-side with the 2002 version. Dark reddish copper, larger head than the í02. More alcohol on the nose too - something chemical, some spice too. Drer (but not dry) palate - rough alcohol, earth, slightly sweet finish. Very harsh, not doing it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
bottle at home ... bottle no 15902 ... hazy coppper ... thin off white head ... sweet fruits ... orange and spice nose.... sweet rich front ... orange fruits ... open alcohol ... orange peel soft fruits ... ligth biscuity malts ... not working for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3323) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. No. 41890. 25MA11.

App.: Slightly hazy deep copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma: Quite fruity, a little nutty, some dark dried fruits and brown sugar, slight molasses notes, sherry, some treacle, a bit of earthy, floral hops, slight wood notes, a little tired but still quite enjoyable. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Berries, dark dried fruits, some bright fruit notes, brown sugar, hazelnuts, sherry, dark rum, treacle/toffee, a touch floral, alcohol, decent; off-dry with some alcohol and enough bitterness, a decent fruity, dark dried fruit finish.

Pretty good, 5 years later.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4752) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma is cognac, wood, caramel, hints of booze and complex malts. Taste is matching, a complex, smooth blend of delicious sweet caramel-type flavors - just the way I like my strong British ales. Yummy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheJestersBeer (2265) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep, golden amber, with a firm white head. Big, complex, fruity nose, lots of malt and hops, notes of dried fruits, marzipan, walnuts, almonds, fudge, shortbread, leather and apricots. Fullbodied, dry, creamy, balanced bitterness. Rich, complex, very elegant and fruity taste, malty with subdued hop character, notes of marzipan, walnuts, dried fruits, slightly yeasty, earthy, warming alcohol. Long, rich finish. A masterpiece. (2010-11-01)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Opened this last night thanks to my buddy Jesse! Pours a hazy golden orange with a very thin off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Aroma is bready and citrusy. Flavor is subtle hints of orange, pear, caramel, and leather. Four years really rounded out the flavors into a very complex, delicious beer with a velvety smooth texture and nice aftertaste! I feel like I should have drank this with a good book and a pipe in front of a fireplace! Really well-crafted and balanced! Excited to crack open my 2008 in the next couple years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 This is probably among the the best beers I have ever had. It was four years old when I had it, and 4 years definitely did the trick for this one. Having tasted several Vintage Ales of several volumes during these past years, this for some reason turned out to be exceptional. It is amazing how this beer managed to be so dark, roasty, herby, and deep, and at the same time, it had the twang of english bitters with twists of fruit, caramel.. The composition is unbelievably rich and complex. I do not know why, but this 2006 was much darker than the other ones Iíve tasted, even the 2002. In addition to the colour, the complexity was just on another level, which is pretty amazing considering how high standard they are to begin with. The situation and serving was also spot on which made the whole experience near perfect. It is hard to think of where to take points off since it was truly inner balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle at the 5th Annual Richmond Industry Gathering on 11/28/2010 courtesy of Mike. Clear amber body with a small off-white ehad. Earthy fruit and alcohol aroma. Earthy flavor with some caramel. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
bottle, BB2009, via trade with beachbum25, pretty muddy brown orange color with soapy foam ring, whiskey , stewed fruit and molasses aroma, flavor of malty chocolate, figs, creamy vanilla extract, bitter metallic finish

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