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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2006

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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 323   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours clear amber with a light, white head. Mild nose, some leaves, light must. Medium sweet flavor, some booze, toasty sugar, light caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, notes of plum and fig, mild caramel, sugar, some alcohol. Pretty nice, but could actually probably use a few more years to soften the edges.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle # 45284. Red amber color. Light malt and hoparoma, still in the bud. Fine hopbitter flavor, raisinny, oily, slightly earthy and alcoholic. Just a touch of salt. Malty sweetish. Long hopbitter aftertaste. Will develop further with cellaring, no doubt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9628) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Desne off white head. aroma of plums and ripe fruits, spiced, wood, marzipan, Flaovur of liqourice, ripe fruits, light spice, light alcohol. Quite complex and smooth. Medium bodied. Dry spicy and fruity end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Bottled, 500 ml (No. 92,946) from Sainsburys in Banbury. Orange amber with white head. Full, fruity maltiness, quite smooth on the palate with an easy spiciness, rounded, cake like, followed by orange juice. It is all quite subtle and tasty. The close is a touch on the sweet side with a deep sultana hint. All very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9387) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, light brown diminishing head, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of brown sugar. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2007
courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy amber-brown colour with a giant white foam; nice lace; aroma of caramel, almonds and green apple; full malt body, creamy mouthfeel with a light tart sourness; decent bitterness, long caramelish finish with some residual sugars - much too young

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle poured a lightly hazy copper with a small lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of toffee, carmel and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, light spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivnizub (8574) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, 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.....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatPhil (8552) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 500ml bottle (sampled 2007/10)
Rich reddy brown, healthy irregular tight cream head. Nutty ginger maltiness on the nose. Quite powerful in fact. Mellowness in the mouth - this oneís sweet, sticky and alcoholic. Very dark roasted malt, and burnt caramel. Dark resiny hoppiness too. Leaves an alcoholic finish, which is its only downside.
A 2nd one (2008/01) was more malt-loafy and raisiny, and bumped the Overall to 17 from 14 - absolutely beautiful brew. Will have another one in a year...


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