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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
Tasted 2010-03-16. Bottle #16251. This beer has the crazy-ass, over-the-top, mega-nice, undenyable honour of being the 400th beer, I rate. Let me walk you through the experience; I open the fancy cardboard box. I pull out the equally fancy bottle. I apply the back end of my dinner fork to the cap. Fzzzzz!!! A spicy, malty, vinous scent rises from the bottle and violin music immediately start to appear from nowhere. Squirrels appear. Birds place themselves by my window. My wife starts dancing uncontrollably and without knowing excactly why (but she does that alot). Then I pour... A clear, amber liquid beautifully fills my tumbler, covering itself with an off-white layer of soft, care free foam. I stick my nose in the tumbler while every being in the country holds their breath. I smile. They breathe the breath of relief. I start to mumble about a complex mixture of raisins, sweet malts, funky sourness, vanilla, whiskey, wood, cookies, angles and happiness. I take that first sip... Eh... It’s OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2010
Pours amber, off white head. Nice nose of whiskey, oak, raisin. Golden syrupy flavour initially. Full bodied flavour of raisin and caramel, nice smooth progression of flavour. A great, balanced whiskey beer, with both complimenting each other.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
The aroma is a bit sour in a nice way. The colour is amber and it has a huge head. Flavor is very sour, which is very interesting. There is no trace of the oak!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
20th December 2008. Hand labelled advance bottle courtesy of Rich at Utobeer. Cloudy brown beer. Lively and tangy with just a light touch of whisky and wood. Crisp dry finish. Warming afterglow from the whisky. Just a tad different.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 500ml bottle marked No. 890 best by 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear orange with nice lacing. Nose of rum, bread and tart apples. Taste of alcohol, quite hot, bready and fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a murky amber with slight off-white head. Aroma is malty, I also get some faint honey, light fruit. Flavor of nice malt, caramel, some fruit. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking tasty beer..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4415) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, darker golden in color, and has an off white head. The smell is malts, fruits, caramel, and good. The taste is sweet, fruits, caramel, and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
bottle #00890 thanks to bu11zeye. amber with a cream head. thick wood and bready malt aromas. nice thickness and a definite flavor of wood, peaty vanilla and bread. nice finish as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11468) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Creamy wg´hite good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour. Heavy malty light hoppy aroma. Oak and vanilla present. Very caramellic moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Whiskey barrel slightly present. Nice. Creamy palate. OK beer but too expensive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
#1300 courtesy of bu11zeye. Light copper. Sweet bread aroma with some acidic citrus and wood. Tastes of apples that turn aged very quickly.


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