milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jkwalking05 (3826) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of malt and light hops. Taste is sweet malts, caramel and a light hop bitterness.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Brewmasters Private Reserve
Date: January 08, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet candy caramel flavor, light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 vintage 750mLish at Ale Atlanta. Awesome. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while, but I didn’t want to spend any money on it. Amber color. Malty aroma. Hint of alcohol. Lightly sweet. Not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Should be rated blind to be fair. Decent.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Significantly better than I expected when I saw the box, not quite as good as I expected when I saw the beer. Almost hazy dark amber, small head, malty nose. Looks like a real beer. Creamy mouth. Starts off malty and a touch of hops ... and then just ... stops. Beer, interrupted.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i really liked this beer. pours med amber color with nice head that sticks around fairly well. flavor is slightly hoppy, spicy, lots of caramel malts. alcohol is noticable, but not overpowering.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
46.5 Oz bottle. 2005 vintage kept in my refrigerator all these years. I was afraid to drink it. I went into this with an open mind. This beer poured a slightly cloudy yellow with a full yellowish,white head. Big malt aroma with some vanilla notes. Typically bock-like. Flavor was more malt, moderate sweetness and slight alcohol. I like it and I think it fits in with other German made bocks and doppelbocks pretty well. Good.
presario (4656) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
2006 bottle found in a Miami liquor store. I took it up to the counter and they said it wasn’t for sale. The girl at the conter called the manager on the phone, spoke in Spanish and said they could sell it. The guy says I can have it for the price of the Chinese beer in a similar sized bottle and brings up a bottle of Chimay whte. He seemed surprised when I said that Chimay was Belgian not Chinese. They made sure I knew this was a two year old bottle and did I really want it. Funny, aging Bud. Interesting to see a 8.5% Budweiser in a quart flip top bottle. Hazy dark amber. Strong aroma of alcohol, thick tangerine and a meaty grain note. Chewy, big alcohol flavour. Lasting rough quality. Leaves a thick mossy taste in the mouth. A nice story. Expensive beer. Not very pleasant to drink.
Jarrid (20) - Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Honestly, it is better than regular Budweiser, but it was a waste of my money. I should had saw it coming.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells sweetly of caramel. No carbonation, so no head. The flavor is of caramel slightly, but mostly this beer just seems flat. I think there may have been a small leak.