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RATINGS: 206   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle 137cl swing top. [ Courtesy of Papsoe ]
[Vintage 2007]. Clear amber color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, plum, date, sugar, alcohol, vintage. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (300508)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29018) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
(Bottle 137 cl) Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours a clear amber golden with a creamy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and Danish rye bread. Medium body with roasted malt and Danish rye bread again - perhaps also a whiff of sulphur. Rather solid bitterness. This is by no means a great Doppelbock, but seing people’s ratings it’s obvious that there’s a lot of negative bias against it - just because it’s a Bud. Bud at least in the 2007 version it’s a rather decent beer. So skip all your prejudices please. 140608

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20486) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
Bottled. Pale golden, near no head. Aroma of mashed apples. Sweet and lightly syrupy with clean mouthfeel. Some burning alcohol in a finish without bitterness.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
Light amber colour. Rather sweet, not especially well-fermented. This makes the body a bit gooey even by malt liquor standards. And this isn’t really trying to be a malt liquor. But then as Yoda said "do or do not do, there is no try." And this does taste like a malt liquor with its apples, alcohol and way too much raw sugar character. Simple flavours, and not pleasant even in the most masochistic malt liquor sense of the word.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an amber body with a moderate white head. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Flavor of caramel, some apple, and then the awful bitter aftertaste sets in....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Brewmasters Private Reserve
Date: January 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2007
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
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2007 bottle. Opened with a spurt of wet gas. Aroma is roasted malt with some grassy hop. Beautiful mahogany color with an impressive beige head. Medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is roasted caramel with some balancing bitter. The alcohol is a bit up front. The finish is not all that dry, and there is some grass or veg from the hop. It is definitely peppery or spicey in a light way. The flavor improves with continued consumption. A nice effort for AB, and I think the ratings would be higher if the bottle came from somewhere in Germany.


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