Fuller's Vintage Ale 2006

Formerly brewed at Fuller's
Style: English Strong Ale
Chiswick, England


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RATINGS: 360   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.

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Borup (15969) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle. Deep red amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, fruit, malt, hops and sugar.

Ratman197 (15636) - 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.

imdownthepub (15528) - 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.

gunnfryd (15513) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle at Horsens beerfestival. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, alcohol, hop. Flavour is malt, alcohol, fruit, caramel, sweet.

DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Bottle #98283. Hazy reddish-brown. Very malty aroma with some wood, sherry, molasses, caramel and a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor with chewy malt, cookies, wood, vanilla, caramel and a bit of dried fruits. Finish is drier with some hops. Thick mouthfeel. Pretty good but not my thing.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Clear amber - offwhite head. Ryebread, raisins, sweetness, alcoholic, toffee, straw, caramel, honey. A bit too much sweetness & dreid dark fruit. Watery finish.

Tmoney99 (15137) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle #83433. Poured clear deep amber with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Good well balanced hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Good well balanced flavor with a heavy balanced and small alcohol tone finish of moderate duration. Very good brew that should age well.

HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Very nice powerfull anis flavor. Moderate bitter. Long finish. Creamy palate. I really love the taste of this beer.

mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle shared at the CBC Islington for the Matteo farewell tasting. From bottle shop druid Street. Amber brown coloured pour with a lose beige head. Aroma is nice sweet jammy fruits, strawberry, toast and toffee. Flavour is composed of of semi sweet, airy stale malts, jammy fruits, dried fruit, raisin cake. Pretty good. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, woody. Held up pretty well.

BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, 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.

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