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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2006

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


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RATINGS: 355   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11981) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11946) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 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...
Rerate: 500ml bottle - thanks VastActive and the crowd from Hel! (7:4:8:5:15=3.9) Drunk 2014-11
Winey, a little aged and thin. But so full in the mouth, utterly luscious, beautifully soft and succulent, beatiful woody and raisiny retronasals. So mellow. Nice nutty bitterness. Hint of cognac in the finish. A stormer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11785) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with cream white head. Nose and taste of molasses, burnt wood, toast, sherry, toasted caramel, fruitcake, biscuit and old orange peel. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11760) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
bottle from plan-b (R.I.P). Cloudy brown, large creamy offwhite head. cake, citrus, spices, malts, fruits in the quite complex aroma. Also a mix of booze and spices. Flavor is licorice, spices, brown cakes, malts, spicy hops, fruity note. This bottle does not seem to be going downhill even though itís 5yr+ old, and best before 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11644) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle, thanks SÝren.
Had this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005
Pours light hazy amber with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light metallic with some herbal hops. Medium carbonation, nice dry mouthfeel. Flavour is a little sharp, fine malty caramel, vinious and a light spicy hoppiness. Feels a bit sharp, but still a good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11526) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11323) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy amber color, Small off-white head. Aroma is malts, sweet, sweet raisins, dark raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Taste malts, biscuit, again dark and sweet raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Subtle body and carbonation. A bit old as expected, over the top but still decent.

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