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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2006

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

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12345) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
(500ml bottle, No. 81952) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apple, mustiness, biscuit, earthiness, toasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, biscuit, and mild hops (grass, earthy, floral, citrus) with moderate oxidation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11941) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle no. 53271. Nice amber color, great offwhite/yellowish head. Malty aroma, some almond and nuts, yeasty notes and some fruits. Malty flavor at first, with quite alot of toffee, A nice bitterness takes over and gives the beer a nice balance. Peppery notes, some raisins and sweet fruits. Pleasant bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11813) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11812) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle No. 70846. Rich roasted malt aroma with fruit/berry overtones. Dark amber color with a voluminous beige/tan head. Medium to full in body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is roasted malt, a fair amount of heat, darkish fruit with wood notes. Vinous. Suggestive of oak aged sherry - well aged. The finish is fairly dry, balanced with bitter. The whole thing runs a gamut from fruit to malt and back. Just outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11592) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle at Horsens beerfestival. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, alcohol, hop. Flavour is malt, alcohol, fruit, caramel, sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11537) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11398) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Rich aroma of raisins. tangerine, prunes and toffee. Flavour is sweet, rich and complex, with dried fruits, licorice, alcohol and a little hop bitterness. Smooth and full mouthfeel, and very easy to drink despite the fruity sweetness - all in all, a wonderful botteld dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle #83433. Poured clear deep amber with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Good well balanced hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Good well balanced flavor with a heavy balanced and small alcohol tone finish of moderate duration. Very good brew that should age well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11311) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
080226-Fullers 06 Vintage Ale-16.9oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and copper color. Aroma is light/medium malt-caramel, faint spicy hops. Taste is slightly syrupy-light/medium malt-carame. Secondary spicy hops (yes, Styrian hops), some alcohol, some yeast. Mild carbonation. Thanks to jwc215(BA) for sharing.


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