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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewer’s Reserve No.3 has spent 800 days gently maturing in old Auchentoshan whisky barrels, adding a spirit-like edge to the beer, particularly on the nose...Brewer’s Reserve No.3’s extensive maturation time has infused the beer with delicious vanilla, warm honey and spicy ginger flavours. These combined with the rich malt body and pleasant sharp fruitiness derived from the beer, result in a wonderfully complex and very satisfying beer


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slakemythirst (189) - - FEB 14, 2012
Honung, cederträ, sviskon och ja, whisky anas i doften. Mycket kolsyra - måste hällas upp burdust. En häftigt smakupplevelse. Lagom kropp och balansen är fin. Bra att bryggaren använde sig av låglandswhisky...en högländare eller en öwhisky hade troligen sabbat upplevelsen med sin rökighet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle at Chris O’s tasting. Hazy tawny amber colour. Nose is tangy fruity, caramel, bit of sourness, like a Belgian bruin. Nice aroma. Taste is fruity, woody, vanilla woody, quite raw alcohol. Some liquorice on the finish too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13721) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at Chriso FullersGales Tasting. Hazy amber lasting near white head. Some sweet whisky some sweet orange fruit. Some whisky not keen on the whisky. Some toffee. Some heat on finish that some called sour. Too much alcohol. Hoppy bite on finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2012
Amber with a medium white head. A strange brew that mix the std malty sweet raisiny notes and a stange funky touch...wtf, have someone poured some Rodenbach or Duchesse de Bourgonge in my English Old Ale? Still, not that bad once you get passed the initial surprise.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PalCabral (120) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark copper with a foamy beige head that never settles much. Discrete flowery yeasty aromas, likable but faint. The beer itself is very hazy, hardly see through, and looks unfiltered like homebrews do. The taste is the reward. Extremely soft, spicy and fruity sweet at the same time, yeast and caramell is a great mix. Not much hops here to guide or dominate. Can’t believe it’s a nine percent ABV, dangerous stuff this. And the palate is very lively for a brittish beer and it really lifts the beer too, old ales with low carbonation can really feel dead in the mouth, but not this one. Well done, Fuller’s!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
(Bottle) Pours copper orange brown with an airy head. The aroma holds apple cider/apples candy /ginger and apple pie and vanilla ice cream up front with undertones of leather, cheese, caramel, oak/whisky, honey and English esters. The flavour is light sweet and light bitter with fruity, spicy, woodsy and oaky notes as well as honey and vanilla. The mouthfeel is light round, “full” and light tart with a medium carbonation. Light woodsy and fruity finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hornblower (2) - colintraive, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2012 does not count
found this in the system bolaget off licence where im staying in sweden, well presented and quality looking package. amber coloured with a faint fruit on the nose. very slight whisky taste, malty with nice rounded flavour. impressed considering it is probably the strongest beer i have ever drank! would be interested to know what casks were used as Auchentoshan uses a mixture of american sherry/bourbon casks and french wine casks?

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdan (260) - USA - FEB 1, 2012
Amber with nice head. Aroma sweet malt, some sourness. Taste sweet roasted malt, oak and some smokiness, some caramel with vinous sourness, alcohol well hidden. Full body, text smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - JAN 22, 2012
Clear amber. Hints of oak, malty, some caramel and some sweetness. Light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeverszeuge (617) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2012
# 3017 ersma: die dritte edition aus dem hause fuller. diese ist 800 tage in whiskyfässern von auchentoshan gereift. die brennereiaus gaslgow destilliert dreifach und verdünnt vor fassabfüllung zurück. preislich im gehobenen mittleren segment angesiedelt. meine fullers-flasche hat die nummer 02313, wobei man nicht erfährt, wie hoch die auflage ist.. fassreife, flaschengärung. dunkel bernsteinfarben, braun mit leichtem rotstich. bei vorsichtigem einschenken bleibt es recht klar. mittelviel schaum, der den 9 volt entsprechend eher kurzatmig ist. ein intensiver geruch entströmt dem glas, süßlich, leicht spritig mit deutlichen aromen von eiche, kirsche und etwas sake. dahinter ein wenig ingwer und vanille. der antrunk ist leicht süßlich und perlt unauffällig. kirsche, eiche, sandelholz sind hier zu vermelden. die mitte wird leicht hopfig-herb und alkoholisch schwer, ohne aber spritig zu wirken. der abgang ist süßlicher, kirsche, eiche, aber nur dezent. dazu honigartige süße. seltsam perlig auf der zunge. sehr spät wird es erneut herber, ohne dass der hopfen aufdringlich würde, hier etwas ingwer und herbe kräuter. die flasche ist wie immer der hammer mit dem ansehnlichen umkarton, dieses jahr in grün. fazit: seiner vorgänger auf jeden fall würdig. ein wirklich großes bier. unbedingt probierenswert. 12,13,13,14,15,13


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