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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3255) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
30.5 oz bottle ’07 Vintage 8/12/09 (Shared with RSRIZZO & BeerandBlues2)-Pours a cloudy brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and raisins. Taste of the same with alcohol and some dryness. This medium bodied brew was not bad but could be better. Not sure if the aging hurt it or not.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2007 bottle shared by RSRIZZO and headbanger. Pours hazy tawny with an average, creamy light brown head, somewhat lasting head with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of dust and paper. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle of the 2006. The beechwood aging seems to come through in a big way in the aroma, along with a slightly tart edge. Flavor, though, has little acidity. 8.5% is not overly evident, but noticeable. Rather sweeter than I like, but not totally unbalanced.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2006 edition. Tastes like an imperial version of bud’s American Ale. That’s it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2009
1qt 14.5 fl oz bottle of the 2007 vintage. Color is a hazy amber with fair carbonation and a thick head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Its has a medium body that goes down with a sharp feel. Finish is a mild toffee taste with a faint metallic back tone. In the after taste the alcohol comes out strong with a mild bitterness. The alcohol is a little strong and this was 2 years old, otherwise its a good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
Bottled. An amber-orange beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet with nots of caramel, nuts, and alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (815) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 26, 2009
2006 bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head that slowly fades. Taste is of caramel, fruit, malt, honey and some hops. Rather sweet. The alcohol isn’t noticeable, which is surprising. Similar aroma. A pretty respectable beer from A-B and well worth a try. Also I like the bottle. I’ll have to pick this up again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2009
I paid almost $22 for this 1qt 14.5 fl oz bottle at a liquor store Roseville, MI. Pours hazy tan-yellow with a very nice soft fluffy head. Smells of caramel, molasses, and corn syrup. Tastes of caramel, honey, molasses, and some grassy hops. Very nice creamy, sticky mouthfeel, and nicely carbonated. A slow warming alcohol. Very rich bock flavor. Tastes very German. Was this beer worth the price I paid?...not really. Is it worth trying?...Absolutely.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Not bad for a Budweiser or AB product. A deep amber pour with a fairly decent head. Aroma is rich malts and hops. Very well balanced between hops and malts. Fairly rich and smooth flavor. Very good for a macro beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Pretty terrible for being a "special reserve" beer. Typical bock characteristics. And the first part of the brew is really no different than any other part of the brew. Don’t be fooled by it....definitely not worth the price they ask for it.


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