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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brew Masters’ Private Reserve is an exceptionally rich beer that is a symphony of character, featuring a balanced hop aroma with 8.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Based on the time-honored Budweiser brewmaster holiday tradition of collecting the richest first part of the brew as it is tapped to the brew kettles to celebrate the season, this is the first time it is being made available to the public.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. 2007 vintage. Wow, people were way too kind with their ratings of this garbage. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Huge oxidized aroma, paper water, apples, some dark fruits. Oxidized flavor, paper, apples, caramel. Gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (13416) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting. Nose is biscuit, toffee, cardboard, malt notes. Taste comprises wooded notes, toffee, spice, biscuit, light charr effect. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok, drinkable if a touch soulless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Vintage 2007 - what a treat. Pours clear amber with a light, tan cream head. Nicely oxidised in the aroma, with present caramel and bread. Medium sweet flavor with sugary bread, caramel, aged fruits, figs, dates. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary, syrupy finish with more oxidation, toasted grainy bread, leathery fruits, dates, berries. Pretty solid on the whole.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (3730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Flip top bottle (2007) at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of malt, wheat, caramel. Tastes of caramel, malt, toffee. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2007 bootle at RBWG. Well, its better than most Budweiser fare I guess. But still not very good. Big caramel sweetness, raisins, stale, oxidized.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6183) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2007 bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Cloudy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts and woody. Flavors of toasted malts and leather
Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8448) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2007 - Caramel malts and dark sugars. Dark brown copper with a decent white head. Dark malty caramel malts. Like a light Barleywine or American strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (3031) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
2007 bottle shared at RBWG 2015! Pours a clear copper with no real head or lacing. Aroma and taste are heavy on oxidized caramel. This seems to me the bet they use as the base before watering it down to make everything else, meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (2894) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Whalezbro bottle at the RBWG GT. Nose is purely raisin and cardboard. All oxidized. Holy oxidized mess. Total paper and water. Very bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"for Budweiser, this is liquid gold...but in reality, when stacked up against many other good beers, it’s just ok. it does actually taste like they used hops generously, malt, etc...not urine, so that’s a plus. never thought i’d rate a bud close to a 3, but for the price, i want a 4+.

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