Fullers Vintage 2006

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Manul
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Postby Manul » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:07 pm

Just opened a 2004. Seems to be relatively well balanced. In fact I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe aging does help.
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Postby Jon Walker » Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:12 pm

Manul wrote:Just opened a 2004. Seems to be relatively well balanced. In fact I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe aging does help.


These beers are designed to be aged. Like wines some are ready to drink now others don't reach their peak until years after bottling. Too many people seem to think it should blow their socks off without any cellaring. :roll:

Like you Manul I have several different years of the stuff and it does age VERY well.
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Postby Belgian » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:37 am

pootz wrote:
Belgian wrote:If alcohol tastes overpowering, cooling a beverage down may help.


It was chilled to about 45deg.F...it is just a young ale that needs some time.


Ahh okay... well I didn't find it too harsh really - just a different palate talking here. Speaking of my palate, it seems to change year to year as well (Belhaven Wee Heavy, Okocim Porter I like far better than last time round.)
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Postby Radek » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:32 pm

No, it seems that Okocim Porter changed , its less sweet , back in past was almost borderline cloying , this edition is best so far.
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Postby pootz » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:56 pm

Belgian wrote:
Ahh okay... well I didn't find it too harsh really - just a different palate talking here. Speaking of my palate, it seems to change year to year as well (Belhaven Wee Heavy, Okocim Porter I like far better than last time round.)


Alcohol burn is alcohol burn you must have a palate that is tuned to Martinis :wink:

Fuller's Vintage changes every year...each year it is a slightly different formilation and taste ( see the card they supply for tasting notes on past vintages)..this year by comparison with previous year's does not hide its alcohol all that well. I have 3 previopus years cellared to compare it with but that would be moot as they have had cellar time and this ale is young.

If you like it now wen it's young you'll love it in a year or 2 :wink:
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