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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: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (511) - HUNGARY - APR 6, 2015
Nem tudom, hogy ittam-e már valaha kilenc éves sört, mindenesetre elgondolkodtam azon is, hogy a tízes szám vonatkozásában tegyem fel a kérdést egy év múlva, ekkora türelemmel azonban jelen pillanatban nem rendelkezem. Árpaborhoz hasonlatos árnyalatban tetszeleg a koros angol főzet, melyhez a leírás alapján csakis a legnemesebb összetevőket használták a mesterek. Sugárzik belőle az érettség jellege, az aszalványok, mézédes maláta, must, mazsola és marcipán koktéljának matt aromái megszínesítik a levegőt. Az idő vasfoga képtelen volt megrágni a vibráló test élénk szerkezetét, jótékony harapdálásai azonban cseppet sem váltak kárára a főzetnek. Mérsékelten száraz karakter lapul meg a kompozíció közepén, mely körül félédes fehérbor, barley wine, vehemensebb tripel és visszafogott quadrupel jegyei egyaránt megcsillantják bájukat; brit és belga stílusú kavalkád olvad remek harmóniába. A korábban említett aromák mindegyike megtapasztalhatóvá válik az ízlelőbimbók számára is - karakteresen komlózott mazsolalé komplex, elegáns alkoholokkal fürdetett hangulata gömbölyű vonalaival festi meg a vásznat, mély és tartalmas kortyokkal ajándékozza meg szerencsés fogyasztóit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 29, 2014
Courtesy of Garthicus. Reddish brown pour with a thin off-white head. Very Trappiste Ale like. Vinous, strong malty caramel backbone, redcurrants, booze, earthy, woodchip, slight clove and nutmeg, hints of tangerine peel. Smooth on the palate and full bodied. This is the only Fuller’s Vintage Ale I have tried and it’s extremely good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pubbe (493) - Hřjbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle. Golden amber with small off-white head. Raisins and spices in the somewhat weak aroma. Has distinctive coppery notes in the flavor. Pretty average finish. Maybe this beer shouldent have left the cellar yet! I guess it tastes better in a year or two.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber with creamy, beige head. Caramel and herbs. Heather. Fruit. Raisin. Alcohol in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Sampled in 2007. Copper color. Caramel and oak in aroma. Harsh bitterness. Needs to age.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
Pours a clear orange amber with a thick persistant tan head.Sweet malty aroma with some citric hop notes, caramel. Sweet malty flavour, bitter hops. This could do with a bigger malt base as it feels kind of thin. Maybe some cellar time will help.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle: lets see...raisins, prunes, figs, cognac, Armagnac, rich rich malt, butter, caramel, brown suger, molasses, some toasted bread, a bit chocolate milk, cardamon, slight saltiness, wet wood, weak cherry heering, extreamely complex and rich, great sipping beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle shared by egajdzis. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a small white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, nuts, some hops, floral notes and yeast. flavor is somewhat sweet, malty, some toffee and some citrus hops. I am glad I finally tried one of these!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
AROMA: Smelled of butterscotch, with a hint of malt.
APPEARANCE: The bottle said to pour carefully (since it was bottle aged and contained sediment) therefore the beer poured with no head and was a cloudy light copper color.
FLAVOR: This was my favorite part. It was butterscotch, biscuit like malt and alcohol in a very tasty combination. I normally like the alcohol hidden, however in this beer it added another dimension to it.
PALATE: This was a chewy beer, with ample carbonation due to the slow pour and a delicious finish of sweet butterscotch and alcohol.
OVERALL: I loved this beer! This was the first Vintage Ale from Fullers that I’ve had, however it will not be the last. An absolute masterpiece in beer brewing history!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2006
Bottle # 24635. Clear deep amber with fine tan head. Wood, hops, spice and caramel. Lack’s a bit balance, but it will come with age! Still young!


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