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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Vintage 2007, courtesy of Papsoe. It’s beautiful, red-golden with a sweet and vinous aroma with notes of raisin, fruit, roasted malt and caramel. The flavour has a malty sweetness, it’s slightly vinous with notes of raisin, caramel and slightly grapefruit-like hops. It’s surprisingly light in the overall impression, but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 2, 2008
Bottled. Courtesy of Paps. Clear amber with a small short lasting white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt and alcohol. Sweet bit grainy caramel and malty alco flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
1½ cl bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, thanks buddy]Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Clear flat looking body with an amber color. Aroma of toasted malt, grain, mild vinous, fruit, bread. Over the palate came mild raisins, bread and mix of fruit. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Malty and fruity warming alcoholic texture. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 14

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
1 quart 14.5 fl oz, 2007, dobbel bock, thanks to Papsoe for this treat. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing tan head. Breadish and mild spiced aroma. Breadish and mild spiced flavour with a mild oldish feel, yet smooth and nicely balance between bitterness and malt base and the spice note. Ends mild bitter and slight spiced. Light liqourice touch too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Vintage 2007. Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a fast disappearing hread. Sweet aroma of malts and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice and hops-. Hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4119) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2008
Vintage 2006. 2L swing-top bottle. pours clear, golden color. fizzy white head. Aroma of steamed brussels spouts. Flavor is a big sweet malt. very balanced. tasty and good. The best of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gillard (42) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2008
Courtesy-Degarth A-Not much, very muted smell AP-Ruby with very little head F- Very clean and smooth but no prominent flavors P- Ugh

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2008
2007 Poured an amber with a thick beige head. This beer was better than the last couple of years offerings, but not really good. Still very sweet and malt liquor-like.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
...not good at all. Overly hopped, poor head retention, and light mouth feel with added alcohol taste. Was a little disappointed, but not that much because it’s Bud, just thought they would have done good on this one. A little sweet, with a sourish hoppy, aftertaste. It was a gift, and I would never buy this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Copper in color with a decent head. Sweet aroma with some caramel and a little hops. It is sweet in the taste and has notes of caramel. Medium body. Not too bad from Budweiser.


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