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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Bottle conditioned - released in Autumn 2010. Also available on cask at GBBF 2010.
An oak-aged ale of real distinction that has been matured for a year in fine cognac casks, Brewer’s Reserve No. 2 is a limited edition rich amber ale with a sherry and orange aroma, luxurious chocolate palate and warming cognac finish. An exceptional beer that has been brewed and blended in the finest traditions.

EDITORS NOTE: Some sources have been erroneously applying the description for the Brewers Reserve No 1 to this beer. In fact, No 2 was aged in Cognac barrels whilst No 1 was aged in Whisky barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
(Bottle) Pale reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with distinct cognac aromas, ripe pears, oak wood, apricots, orange, treacle and herbs. Fruity taste with notes of oak wood, brown sugar, dried apricots, orange peel, cognac, chestnut honey, a touch of chocolate and a bitter-sweet finish with a slight alcohol glow. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Lots of wood character, quite tasty. Nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2013
Very nice special ale. Color deep orange-dark red but not too much on the black side. Aroma of cognac and a hint of orange and alcohol. The foam lasts only a bit. Taste of cognac with a sweet caramel finish and a bit of alcohol too. Full body that fills the mouth and just enough CO2 to be there but not sting. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, wood, cognac, malt and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (999) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Amber, hazy with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, bread, oak, alc, dark fruit. Sweet taste with a nice strong oak ending.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Gravity Dispense at Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival 2012. Slightly obscured dark brown with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edges. Nose comprises caramel, dark fruits, toffee, cognac, a little wood. Taste follows nose, the alcohol is well disguised, cognac a little more prominent in the taste. Fuller end of medium body with very fine carbonation and a great smooth feel. Excellent beer !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 18, 2012
Trockener, würzig herber Beginn. Trocken bleibend, Cognac, stimmig. Etwas alkoholisch, später noch trockener, süßlich, gut. 10/10/11/11/12/11

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5105) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle # 1652 at Håndtverkerstuene, Oslo. Shared with beer pal Ivars clear amber with a small white head. Complex aroma, lovely malts, sherry and oranges, trace of leather. Taste is almost identical as promised in the aroma, malty goodies, some dark red fruits, even raisins. Oily mouthfeel, lingering cognac finish. A very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TyggaBrown (381) - NORWAY - SEP 6, 2012
500 ml bottle. Nice touches of cognac and oak in the aroma, and the bitterness is almost perfectly balanced. The palate is in general a little ’off-edge’, and I miss some other flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Albe (56) - ITALY - AUG 31, 2012
In summer, but a cold and rainy night, this clear amber beer with good white head, was a pleasant choice. Aroma is mostly malty, with fruits and cask wood notes, a bit alcoholic. In the mouth, delivers again toasted malts, fruits, oak, and a sweet alcoholic well balanced flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liiisa (2) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Didn’t like this one much when I drank it in 2010. To sharp and boring, but now it has settled in to a fruity, fudge, really balanced flavour. Nice colour, almoste no alohol taste.


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