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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: 330   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mribm (457) - 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!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2007
A nice hop aroma. A truly excellent beer. Hoppy, caramel, and just as tasty as can be. I just love all of these vintage ales and this one is already near the top of them.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Must claim that this brer is alnmost equavelent to their previous ones. Outstandding color. Not disappointed by tatse. Tastes as good as is to looks. Crisp , clear, smoot, perfect finish. Drank this with my buddy Tom on a year end review toasting!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mqvist (1) - Raahe, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2007 does not count
Paras koskaan juomani olut, omasta mielestäni. Todella täyteläinen ja pehmeä, ei lainkaan kitkerä.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 No 72128. Clear, orange-copper with a medium head that leaves delicate frosting of lace. Big toffee aroma has some musty leather, oak and spiced apple notes. Flavors of musty leather, earthy dried wood, pie spice, slight fruit, toasted nut, cocoa and more, with a nice touch of alcohol. Creamy smooth palate is medium bodied and balanced well. I hate the whole marketing concept of "limited editions", and buying a $6 beer in a box with a big writeup, but this is a damn fine beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 This is probably among the the best beers I have ever had. It was four years old when I had it, and 4 years definitely did the trick for this one. Having tasted several Vintage Ales of several volumes during these past years, this for some reason turned out to be exceptional. It is amazing how this beer managed to be so dark, roasty, herby, and deep, and at the same time, it had the twang of english bitters with twists of fruit, caramel.. The composition is unbelievably rich and complex. I do not know why, but this 2006 was much darker than the other ones I’ve tasted, even the 2002. In addition to the colour, the complexity was just on another level, which is pretty amazing considering how high standard they are to begin with. The situation and serving was also spot on which made the whole experience near perfect. It is hard to think of where to take points off since it was truly inner balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep, golden amber, with a firm white head. Big, complex, fruity nose, lots of malt and hops, notes of dried fruits, marzipan, walnuts, almonds, fudge, shortbread, leather and apricots. Fullbodied, dry, creamy, balanced bitterness. Rich, complex, very elegant and fruity taste, malty with subdued hop character, notes of marzipan, walnuts, dried fruits, slightly yeasty, earthy, warming alcohol. Long, rich finish. A masterpiece. (2010-11-01)

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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2010
At a tasting, many many thanks Zvikar, almost no head, amber to deep red colour and a little hazy, aromas of dates, figs, some oxidised notes and hints of Pedro Ximenez sweet sherry. Flavours of figs, mollases, prune brandy, demerera sugar, dried apricot, raisins and fermented soya beans, with a touch of alcohol making its presence felt, body is big but certainly not heavy, long and exquisite sweet and sour aftertaste. A great beer to sip leisurlly.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bozo_skeleton (485) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
Noël ça a du bon, surtout lorsque l’on découvre une Fullers Vintage Ale 2006 au pied du sapin !!! C’est parti...je me retrouve avec la bouteille 298 (sachant qu’il y’en a eu 10000 de produite). Robe ambrée sombre et voilée, carbo très faibl, petit collet de bulle très fine qui laisse une belle dentelle sur le verre. Arômes très fruité sur les fruits noirs (prune, figue) et la liqueur typé cherry. Un palais extraordinaire, belle rondeur, très bon équilibre. Des flaveurs de cake aux fruits et des notes de caramel en final, petite amertume. Une merveille !


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