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Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve No 1 Oak Aged Ale Single Malt

 
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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
By the time it was released in 2008, this Brewer’s Reserve had spent 500 days in 30-year-old single malt casks. Brewed to 7.7% ABV, it is a strong ale with hop bitterness and tangy marmalade notes.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pilsnerrogge (2816) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle # 01980:
Pours clear dark amber with a fluffy head. Sweet and malty aroma with some notes of cherries and Canadian whisky. Not much whisky when it come to flavour, instead there’s cherries, wood and alcohol. I’m disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 12, 2009
Botella. Courtesy of Plovmand. Clear dark amber colour. Aroma of dark fruits and malt bit sweet. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a pleasant toasted maltiness with dark fruits, caramel and some bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle. Deep amber body with a medium white head. Fruity aroma with malty notes and nicely balanced with the hops. Fruity flavour with a good malt base and a little smoke/peat. Long fruity and hoppy finish. Creamy body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Coppery colored with little yellow head. Sour aroma with fruits also. Medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with same sourness, fruits also here with mild alcohol in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
bottle shared by plovmand, thanks a bunch. aroma is slightly sour, dark fruits. flavort is well balanced, balanced hoppy bitterhopps, fruity, ornage peel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12883) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2009
Amber with a small white head. Marmalade aroma with a little wood and whisky. Dry and malty with some whisky notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle at chris o’s teabag for 2009 tasting. Alround rating: Dry, full bodied, lacking somewaht. I cannot believe thats what i rated this, as iv had it twice since and would compair it to ESB.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s pre NYE tasting. Amber with a thin off white head. Looks like most Fullers Vintage ales. Cheap single malt aroma with a little soap. Really not working for me. Mellow whisky flavour that seems in no way integrated with what seems like a fairly standard variant of the vintage ale underneath. Boring finish with some wooden accents. Feels like a poor attempt to me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2009
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 230109. Amber with small head. Aroma of wood, vanilla and malt. Flavor is caramel with balanced whisky tone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23426) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2009
Bottled. Clear amber, rich head. Oaky vanilla aroma. Sweet with strong whisky flavour. Solid caramelly body with that does not marry well with th whisky, making the beer somewhat one-dimensional.


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