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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10169) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Amber color. Whisky, oak, malt, honey and floral notes in the fairly complex aroma. Malty oaky floral flavor with strong whisky notes. Honey, citrus, dried tropical fruit. Vanilla. Hints of smoke. Lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (1993) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Orange-brown colored, off-white head. Malty, fruity, and whisky nose. Malty and alcoholic flavor, lots of wood. Whisky dominates, and makes the beer feel a little bit like a watered down version of a good whisky. Still, that’s pretty enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Deep semi-hazy light brown with a small white head. The nose is of vanilla, smoke, wood, alcohol, some dark fruit. The taste is much of the same, plenty of vanilla. Perhaps still a bit too hot. Wood a bit too much, but not as bad as most barrel-aged beers. The palate is medium, the carbonation light. Overall, much more appetizing than No. 2. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel with vinous sourness, light vanilla-oak. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and vinous sourness, light vanilla and some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light sourness with light vanilla, alcohol. Sweetish strong ale with light vanilla and sourness - bit too much alcohol considering the body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (1765) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber colour with medium creamy white mostly Lasting head. Fruity aroma. Sweet flavor. Alkohol finish. Creamy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2011
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BBE 2014, #04837)
Deep amber color, steady small off-white head. Aroma is sour, wood, fudge, cellar and later some hints of oak/vanilla. Medium-bodied. Oak, vanilla, cellar, some light caramel, Fullers flavors, some sourness. Foamy carbonation. Are all bottles like this or has this light infection?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2889) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle@home from Drinkstore 10/12/11. Dark amber with fluffy beige head. Dry and dusty ginger nose. Hint of barnyard. In the mouth its very lively carbonated with interplay of whisky, malt and brett.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Rating #8700. Pours a clear dark amber color with no color. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel woody aroma with hints of whisky. Sweetish fruity malty woody caramel and dark fruit flavor with hints of whisky. Has a fruity malty woody dark fruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11068) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, whiskey, fruit and caramel. Flavour is malt, whiskey, oak, little caramel, fruit, hops, dry and notes of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7379) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle from Bell & Crown pub, nr Kew Bridge, London, 05.11.11 on Thames Tipple, consumed 08.11.11 Pours reddy/amber with very little head to speak of, there might of been one, however when I got around to rating it, it must have shot off. There is a little whisky on the nose but it is not over done and there is a light woodiness wonderful soft vanilla, good nose. Tastes great, soft in mouth, vanilla, maltiness, some whisky but in no way is it overdone, warmth throughout, tiny bit of spice. If there is anything lacking it is there is that despite all of the positives it lacks just a bit more depth of flavour, however considering it is whisky cask aged I am so glad that this isn’t over the top. Good beer, I like this. A8 A3 T8 P4 Ov17 4.0


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