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Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve Limited Edition No 3 Oak Aged Ale Auchentoshan

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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Brewer’s Reserve No.3 has spent 800 days gently maturing in old Auchentoshan whisky barrels, the longest maturation period of any of the Brewer’s Reserve beers. The beer draws notes of vanilla, honey and spicy ginger from the whisky-soaked wood, combined with a rich malty body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1595) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 17, 2013
.5l bottle @ Alko arkadia Pours hazy orange with medium head. Aroma is peat, alcohol, plums, vinegar and some dark fruits. Flavor is peat, some caramel, malts, bread and alcohol. A bit too much whisky like beer and alcohol bites too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5859) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
500 ml bottle. Amber body with a disappearing tan head. Aroma has malt, dry fruit and hint of wood. Flavor is sweet malty, dry fruit, wood, balanced bitterness and some warming alcohol. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. A very nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10085) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle #03365: Hazy, amber coloured, some floaties visible, off-white foamy layer, extremely gushing; sweetish fruity-vinous and tart-woody nose with a tinge of vanilla; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied, not soft; dryish fruity-woody finish with some hoppy bitterness and a whisky-like (?) alcohol-burn. Unharmonic and disappointing…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2013
Pale amber with a huge white head. Fruity and acidic notes. Fruit, wood, acidity and spices.High carbonation. Medium to full body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14043) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is funk, wood, vanilla. Flavour is funk, oak, malt, berries, vanilla, malt, dried fruits. OK beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Chris O’s Fullers/Gales Tasting Feb 2012. Aged aroma. Sherry and cardboard. Some whisky notes. A bit messy. Dry. Slightly tart. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7806) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Gusher. Pours mostly clear amber with a medium steady beige head. The aroma sour fruity hint with the smoke and tar in the back. The flavour is malty and fruity with light whisky notes. Light smoke and light sulfur. Alcohol is well hidden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2013
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy reddish-brown beer with a modest head retention; woody aroma with notes of vanilla and sour cherries; highly carbonated; full-bodied and pretty sweet, quite astringent; fizzy aftertaste of strawberries, pear and wood - quite hard to drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (915) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin kuparinruskeana ja kirkkaana, vaahto on valkoinen, muhkea ja alkuun nopeasti katoava, mutta lopussa jää noin sormen levyinen kaistale pinnalle. Vaahto myös kuohuaa runsaasti ja pitää limsamaista ääntä, johtuu ilmeisesti hiilihapoista. Haju on todella monipuolinen ja "vaikea", siitä löytyy turpeisuutta, marjaisuutta, savuisuutta, puuta, omenaisuutta ja vanilijaa. Myös hieman alkoholia tuntuu. Tynnyri on todella tuonut aromia tähän. Maku on savuinen, marjainen, vanilijainen, puinen ja makeahko. Suutuntuma on hiilihappoinen ja lopussa hieman tahmaava, alkoholikin tuntuu. Kokonaisuutena tähän asti paras maistamani viskitynnyrissä kypsytetty olut, mutta en ylipäätään ole tällaisten fani. Olutmaisuus on peittynyt jo ehkä turhankin paljon ja viskin aromit ja maut työntyvät suuhun jo liiaksikin.

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