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: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

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3.7
gunnfryd (14899) - 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.

3.3
Ratman197 (14852) - 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.

3.4
DSG (14830) - 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.

3.7
Scopey (14768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours clear deep amber, with a thin white lace. The nose is gingerbread, fig, nut, wood, orange peel and spice. The taste is wood, leather, dust, spice, fig, raisin, nut and alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Full body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Not as sweet and syrupy as previous vintages. Has stood the test of time.

3.8
imdownthepub (14557) - 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.

3.7
Borup (14548) - 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.

3.9
Tmoney99 (14497) - 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.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - 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.

4
Christian (13670) - 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.

3.6
bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, 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.


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