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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Cask @ GBBF 10, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, overriped fruit, light moderate hoppy, wood - resin - aceton. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100803]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30912) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is slight acetone wooden and overripe fruity. Sweet malty, breadish and slight overripe fruity note. Sweet and slight phenolic and acetone into finish. Sweet too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, cognac, malt, wood, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, wood, and a bit of cognac, leading to a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours an almost clear deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet fruity nose, a little phenollic. Mediumbody, sweet, malt, fruits and caramel with the Cognac barrel coming through a little here. Gets somewhat boozy towards the end with no real bitternes. 130711

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan with notes of hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Deep amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruits, oak, earthy notes as well as grassy and honeyish. Flavour is fruity, wooden, hoppy and rather earthy. Quite mellow.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Clear amber, small head. Aroma of caramel and cardboard. Sweet and caramelly with medium-full body. Sticky syrup, cardboard and perhaps some cheap booze. Low bitterness. Feels industrial, like the Innis & Gunn range.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody cognac aroma. Fruity malty woody apple flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty woody caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 3rd August 2010. GBBF.
Clear amber beer. No real head. Slightly dry palate. Sweet malt with just little hop and a touch of brandy. Finishes malty sweet and dry. Decent enough but it’s not an Angels Share on anything like that. Original rating 3.3

1st October 2010
Hazy deep amber beer, little white head. Sweetish orange and wood nose. Soft and semi dry palate. Dry wood, sweet marmalade and a little cognac! Tasty if a tad dry. Nice to see an English brewer using a cognac barrel! Bravo!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, Switzerland
No. 30908, bb 2013

Bright amber color, with medium sized creamy head. The aroma is mild and delicate, with malt, fruits, vanilla; fresh. Malt and caramel flavor, not particularly rich, and with a light vegetables and alcohol touch. It may be better in a year, but not much.


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