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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: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some hops. A bit alcoholic flavour with hops & caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (572) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge en 2010 – Bouteille N°01070 - De couleur brune avec une fine mousse blanche qui diminue assez vite pour ne laisser qu’un petit col – Au nez des arômes de madère, de malt caramel, biscuits, un nez sucré par le malt, fruits confits, prune, figue et raisin – En bouche un peu d’amertume apparait, toujours beaucoup de fruits sec et de fruits confits, raisin figue, prune, malt doux – Corp moyen, amertume légère/moyenne, carbonations légèrement plate, douce mais qui commence légèrement à devenir aqueuse – Gouter en parallèle avec une 2010 et une 2014, c’est clairement la meilleures des trois, il ne faudrait pas la garder beaucoup plus longtemps. Mais vraiment extraordinaire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Sampled at the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival in Georgia on 10/18/08. Amber in color. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor was dominated by caramel and malt. Sweet with notes of dark fruit and some slight hop bitterness. Very nice. Probably my favorite of the fesitval.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle from regional. Pours a reddish orange, thin tan head.
Aroma has some vodka-like alcohol, overridden by a caramelly malt, a hint of orange rind, marmite, bready maly.
Flavour is somewhat bitter, mainly from alcohol. Some earthy hop, very nice full body. I find a strong orange rind flavour, a hint of spice. Finish is quit bitter, alcoholic, warm.
A subtle beer, with strong flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle. Chestnut/red appearance; no head. Original aroma profile features a predominance of raisin bread and chocolate milk. Thick, syrupy palate. Dominant whiskey-like astringency overwhelms other qualities, but some tight raisin and doughnut nuances show up before the bitter whiskey finish. Interesting stuff.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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