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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
2007 Vintage, Fargo, ND. Amber colour, malty caramel aroma. I scored one of the magnums for $5.99 at a clearance so value for money it was good - had I paid the $26.99 ’original price’ I may have been upset!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Felt like I was going to lose an eye when I went to open this swing top magnum. Lots of carbonation in the pop. Pours nothing like the picture. Color is a reddish brown color that is unlike any I have ever seen. Nose is total caramel, sugar, and a faint scent of hops. Taste is total caramel and sweetnes with a nice warming finish. Honestly I am impressed that this beer is from budweiser but it is not going to earn it extra points.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 I had read reviews of this beer and it prevented me from buying it....I gave in..I honestly think some of these people are lying...First off, I taste NO CORN, I do not think any was used.....It is not "Golden" either.....Im not a huge fan of this brewery, just to note......I think some on here are trying to compare it to the original lager or just snobes against Budweiser, we need to be open minded on here.....Now, for rating it as a doppelbock, this is actually pretty good....Pours a nice dark amber color with very nice off-white head that has decient retention....Im drinking it now.....has laced the glass....Aroma of sweet malt with a light dark roast aroma as well....Flavor is sweet and malty, and ofcoarse, some dark roast....this beer is nicely carbonated as well, has some body to it.......This is a good beer, and the best I have tried from Budweiser......this should be the beer we buy off the shelves on a regular basis....but they would lose money due to the majority of the world prefering beer with no flavor.....so sad......also, as a note, why is the color of the beer in the picture golden when this is a dark amber?????

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle from Daniel. Thanks. I dont really know what is going on with that picture of this beer - this stuff is no where near yellow like that. Dark brown color with a light brown head on it. Some sweet and rich flavors in the smell, caramel and not really alot of hop presence. Tastes good, sweet and easy to drink. There is alot of beer in this bottle, so either be thirsty, or split it with several people. Really underrated; I think people rate it based on the fact that it is an AB product. Proof that AB can release a good beer, too bad they do not do it often.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Quite possibly the best brew i have drank from AB. pours out a clean dark brown color with a nice beige head. aroma was sweet and rather malty. flavor was very much the same. finish was clean and the alcohol was nicely hidden. over all a good beer. Bottle was huge.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rustbucket0873 (268) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2008
A very nice looking package and bottle. Pours a light golden color with a frothy then turning fizzy white head. Reminiscent of a bock, with sticky sweet maltiness. Grainey, pale and full of rice on the grain

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle. 2007. Split with a few friends. Pours a copper amber with initial big beige head that quickly disapears. Aroma is sweet and full of caramel with some faint vegetable. Flavor is full of malt, sweet, with caramel throughout. Faint herbal notes as well as maple and other faint and possibly dark fruit notes. It was hard to get through the alcohol and sweetness though. Mouthfeel was on the syrupy flat side. Not unpleasant although hard to finish the glass. It just seemed overbearing with sweetness and alcohol without enough flavor to back it up.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BigMilly8 (384) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2008
From bottle : Thought i would pick up a bottle just for shits and giggles, it was only 5 bucks and total wine. Pours a clear semi-dark amber color, with a finger of white head, only after a very aggressive pour. Smell of very faint caramel, and some corn. Taste is incredable bland, and horrid. Medium body and a smooth palate, but i found nothing special about this. This probably became available to the public because the brewmasters familys were sick of them bringing it home for the holidays.

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 Pours dark amber honey with a two finger head that doesn’t hang around long. A thick, spattered ring follows the glass all the way around. Strong atomas of sweet oak. Full nectar w/ chewy, almost creamy soft effers. This is a extremely malt forward brew. Bacon fat decadence fill all the gaps in my teeth. Woh Nelly! A huge maple character explodes throwing nuances of caramel, cherry, toast, and skank. Theres a defined bitter peachpit component that digs in but doesn’t do it’s job. The finish is...still finishing leaving a cloying sweetness to scrape off.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Courtesy of Degarth. Thanks? Pours clear copper with tan head. The aroma is blandish with muted dates that have been festering in the sun for who knows how long. I also sensed faint roasted malts and vague hops. The taste is mild and medium – middle of the road sweet dark fruitiness followed by creamed corn, cereal and a bit of booze. There is a mild hop and metallic note near the finish.


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