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Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve 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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Cask @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

[ Courtesy of Mika ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, whishy, barrel, dusty dry wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, whisky, wood, caramel malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110802]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber with no head. Aroma is wooden, wineous, malty, oxidised and caramelish. Sweet, malty, wooden and caramelish. Bitter and slight citrusy hoppy. Ends dry and bitter. Light toasted malty finish. Lasting fruity and malty impression into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and some hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, malt, caramel, and wood, leading to a dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, nuts and dried fruits. Fruity flavoru of caramel, nuts and dried fruits with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011 (thanks Mika H. of BH!) Deep golden colour, small head. aroma is fruits, wood, some slight whisky sting (almost cognac sweet) with some vanilla and mild caramel. Flavour is sweet malts, some whisky sting, mild wood as well as some slight vanillaish notes. Pleasantly balanced already now, but will probably improve even more with time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Meilby. Pours amber with a slight, slight haze with an off-white head. Complex aroma of whisky and Brett. Solid body, sweet whisky notes, a little smoke and fruit and an ashy touch. Very subdued hops. Pleasant. 131011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23355) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2nd August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Clear brown beer, no real head. Light semi dry palate. A little apple and then nice soft whisky tones. Some toffeeish malt. Semi dry finish with more even mild whisky flavours. Nice but possibly a tad young.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
cask at gbbf 2011 ... golden amber ... sweet toffee malt ... light fruity nose ... very sweeet ... juicy soft fruits ... light whiskey overlays .... soft easy ... but whisky isnt balanced in with beer, and whisky dominates linger ... maybe age will help.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle 12564
Clear amber color, beautiful with red shades, with too large head. The aroma is strange; there is some good beer here, but also a strange (although not hostile) aroma of goat cheese, very light ammonia, and then hazelnuts.
The carbonation left is quite low; the flavor is a bit malty but anonymous; it has a light woody and cheesy character, a shade of whiskey, and a remarkably empty final.
Nothing to sweat for.

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