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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(12oz bottle) clear deep copper, ring of white bubbles. Nose of light metal, rich caramel and dark fruits. Taste is toasty, grain, caramel, light oxidation, soft carbonation, a bit of an old linger but actually good overall!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
This malt liquor pours a deep gold color from a 1 liter swing top bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is grainy, apples and sweet. A light to medium bodied Malt Liquor. Malts are apples, fruity and sweet, some grain, but mostly apples and sweetness. Hops are slightly bitter. Kind of flat carbonation. Strange this stuff tastes like a ramped up Budweiser without the carbonation. Maybe that’s where they got it from, this is the stuff they brew and dilute to get Bud. Its not a malt liquor and its not a pale lager, its sort of a bastard half breed between the two. I think I will save the rest of this for cooking, Sorry AB try again.. Think I would rather drink a bud. I wonder why I bother even trying these. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5202) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Liquors - 32 oz latch top bottle - dark golden pour, little to no head - attractive bottle and fancy gift box bumped the appearance up to a 3. Tried and tried - but cannot get a whiff of an aroma. Flavor has hints of vanilla, some cake mix sweetness and a lot of booze. Reminds me of some Eastern European Premium lagers. Very smooth for a malt liquor and does not have the feel of a 8.5% beer. Probbaly should not have drank this on an empty stomach....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Shared by joebrew at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a creamy thick beige head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and beige ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some toffee and fresh green cucumber. Taste is... gawd awful! What is this? The label says it is a dopplebock, this website says it is a malt liquor. All I know it tastes like sweet anti-freeze with some flat sweet root beer. C’mon A/B, with all the sophisticated, computerized, state of the art brewing equipment you have can do better than this. Total drain pour!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Dark gold body with a thin head. Teh aroma is spicy carrots with some dry cobwebs and almonds. The taste has some funky toffee and a dry oaky finish. There is a lot of vegetable character in this one. There is also some stale old Colby cheese. Finishes with dirt and moss. A strange strong lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2005
RLB YEHA 05. Served a bit too warm. really bad aroma of skunk, corn, DMS, metal and alcohol. Flavor was about the same. Im glad I didnt have to pay money for this one. Pretty bad overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2006
Bottle - swing top. Pours a light gold with a tall fluffy white head. Nose is sort of corn-laden and sweet but there’s a mild grassiness or straw-like aroma to this. Not too bad. Taste is malty and sweet with light corn syrup notes, touch of straw, and soft alcohol notes. Light metallic flavor at times as well. Body is bubbly but restrained and somewhat smooth. Finishes with more sweet malty notes, light corn syrup notes and a bit of alcohol. Light iron notes here. Not bad for AB, but still not that great. Definitely note worth the $12.99 it cost.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Golden liquid with a diminished off white head. Another european strong lager aroma brew. Heavy malt, corn, light herbal flowers, and touch of higher alcohols. Sadly, perhaps even a malt liquor aroma. OMG this is malt liquor. Flowery hops spring in with light malt flavors. Marketing at its finest. Place a brew into a 1 quart 14.5 fl. oz flip top bottle (charge $12) that would fit nicely into a 40 oz. twist off cap bottle and sell for $1.39 at the corner mart. I have disliked A-B since 1982 ( Ok I’m still bitter about the Brewers losing to the Cards) and have just lately thought twice about it verses the other macros, but this drops them down to last status again. What a bunch of Cr@p!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 2-3-6-4-4-14 This 1 quart 14.5 oz bottled brew with a flippy top and a nice foil label poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated orange colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was very mild and almost non-existent except for a mild malt note. The mouth feel was tingly and vinous right from the start with a mellowing in the finish with a mild lingering vinous corn aftertaste. The flavor was vinous with malt and hop notes that was very different from any other Bud product. At least they are trying to make something new and different. It is sure to give the average Bud drinker a buzz. 2007 version 6-4-7-4-16 This years version was much better. This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent very softly carbonated light orange brown colored body and thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was vinous and brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish vinous aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of vinous and mild brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
2007 batch. definitely much darker than the picture more of a dark amber with a cream colored head that fades away slowly. malts with a slight after note of hops on the nose. not thick and tastes awful. a buddy of mine said it really seemed like they just took regular bud and made it darker.

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