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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, 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 (26202) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Courtesy of Papsoe. Clear deep amber with tiny short lasting off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, toasted malt and overripe fruits. Sweet flavor with overripe fruits, caramel and malty notes. Warming alcohol kicks in at the end. Somewhat vinious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 26, 2009
2006 bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head that slowly fades. Taste is of caramel, fruit, malt, honey and some hops. Rather sweet. The alcohol isn’t noticeable, which is surprising. Similar aroma. A pretty respectable beer from A-B and well worth a try. Also I like the bottle. I’ll have to pick this up again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2007
If this is definitively a malt liquor then it has to be one of the best out there (havent had the Dogfish Head). The head sustained really well, and this beer a much better offering than anything else branded Budweiser by Anheuser. It definately has more depth in the malts and a lot more hops than regular offerings. Also the bottle is great for homebrewers that bottle, that have people over a lot... One of these saves 2-4 smaller bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle (large one). Amber to copper colour with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel with some fruity hints. Malty taste, a bit alcoholic but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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!

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