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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brew Mastersí 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Pours to a deep glowing golden body with a thick white head and a decent lacing. The aroma has hop flowers and corn with some alcohol. The flavor really isnít that bad. Way better than most anything else Iíve had from AB. The palate is decent. One of the better malt liquors Iíve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
yellow color light carb bubbles and a thick frothy white head with some nice lacing. Some bubblegum hitns of corn and very sweet gunk. Ok palate. Like a boozy budwieser w/ more malt.. Not awful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Medium golden amber color, with a thick head that keeps for a few minutes. Aroma is nothing special, is not offensive. Stronger, slightly bitter flavor, you can definitely notice itís a higher-alcohol content. Decent body, with a little carbonation. Overall, itís OK, but you can find better for less (unless you really want 1 quart, 14.5 oz).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Sampled at the Yeha. Poured a pale golden with a large fluffy white head. Smell is weird corn, bubble gum, and banana. Taste follows with sweet corn and bubble gum with a dry finish. Something inherently distasteful to it. At least I didnít have to buy a bottle to get to try it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Huge flip top bottle. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of corn and malt liquor (since I donít have too much experience reviewing Malt Liquors, this is only my 2nd to DFHís, Iíll leave it as generic, nasty malt liquor). It takes some balls to label this as your premier, Brew Master Private Reserve beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2005
In the flip cap big bottle. Letís speak of the good things first. Itís a great bottle for homebrewing. Was the packaging worth ten bucks? Nope. This is another fleecing job by ABV. I truly think that I enjoyed Steel Reserve High Gravity more (certainly at SRís price of $0.78 per quart). Budwiser owes me a refund. You can dress a pig up, but itís still a pig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Pours a clear golden with a well-lacing frothy white head. Potent alcohol and noble hop aroma has some grainy corn to it. Starts dry and thin with lots of adjunct flavor and burning alcohol. Slightly better than regular Budweiser, but charging $12 for this is absolutely rediculous. Thanks to JPDIPSO for sharing his bottle so I didnít have to waste my money buying a bottle. There are a lot of better malt liquors for much cheaper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Smelled and tasted of light spices, over ripe fruit, very Begianesque. But there was also a malt liquor quality there, corn, sugar etc. Better than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2005
dark yellow with a huge white head. smell, is well, sugary corn syrup that has been watered down. a sip delivers powdred candy. a smooth alcohol presence. metallic taste to this, no scratch that, it is not metal, it is saccahrin. sappy mouthfeel something like turnips that are dirty lingers. highly biting hop like taste that isnít very bitter, but this is not cloying at least. iíll never have this again, but it was worth a shot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
It is absolutely ridiculous the amount of hyperbolic advertising that went into a package that contains so little to justify it. Orange/yellow spectrums for the body. The thick, malty palate, rich and dense, is the best thing happening here. The aroma and flavor, on the other hand, are nothing except for a bit of latex rubber (seriously). This is basically a malt liquor just without the crass sweetness that you get there. I have always assumed that the brewers at the Macros are pretty competent and like good beer, only that theyíre suckered into jobs that pay well with benefits rather than going into their own business. But if this is what they produce when they put their best effort into it, I really begin to wonder. Maybe theyíre just not very good brewers.

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