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RATINGS: 208   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29954) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dslunsford1 (55) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Yo, my buddy and I snagged a handle of this from our local brewery. I threw mine in a pint glass, from which I could clearly distinguish the faint aroma of toffee, caramel, and Land-O-Lakes butta. The taste was smooth, yet somewhat refined. My main man demonstrated this refinement by pouring his into a ceramic teacup and "raising the roof" at the same time he rose his pinky finger. There was a definite aftertaste, similar to when you get a bit o’ grass in yo Milwaukee’s Best 40-ounce. The most gnarly feature of this particular brew is the massive champagne bottle that she’s packaged in. This is definitely taking "center-stage" on my beer wall, next to the half-empty bottle of generic tequila and alcoholic energy drinks. The 8.5% is starting to kick in now, so I better finish this up before I have to drive ho.........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2009
I paid almost $22 for this 1qt 14.5 fl oz bottle at a liquor store Roseville, MI. Pours hazy tan-yellow with a very nice soft fluffy head. Smells of caramel, molasses, and corn syrup. Tastes of caramel, honey, molasses, and some grassy hops. Very nice creamy, sticky mouthfeel, and nicely carbonated. A slow warming alcohol. Very rich bock flavor. Tastes very German. Was this beer worth the price I paid?...not really. Is it worth trying?...Absolutely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2313) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
caramel tastes with plum, fig and prune in this farmfresh malt brew. 2007 year the beer is basically brown and is refreshing with little sense of alcohol. nice appropriate sweetness this beer as one might expect is not overdone yet the total package is complex enough to intrigue. a totally interesting and tasteful doppel i am mildly surprised. thank you Vincent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 If all Budweiser was like this, it would certainly garner more respect in the beer world. Slightly darker then a normal bud this has a longer lasting head as well. The taste is similar to Budweiser, but with a creamier feel. AS it warms the alcohol seems to dominate the taste a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayg1 (574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2007
I think this is the wrong beer becuase this is 2007’s version and it is a dopplebock, not a malt liquor. This pours out a light brown color with a fairly thin tan head. Aroma isn’t too bad a bit of caramel sweetness and toffee up in there. Taste is fairly sweet of caramel and perhaps brown sugar. I have to say, this isn’t a half bad beer and I can’t believe this came from Anheuser-Busch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21730) - 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.

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