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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


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2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5231) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Poured with a small head. First flavours where apple and ginger followed by maltiness. Disguises its strength well. An excellent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
NosirIwont (1980) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. 9.0%. Bottle No. 02083. Best before end 2014. Pours a hazy, deep amber/light red with a light tan head. Bit of lacing. Tart, almost sour, fruity aroma; almost lambic-like. Notes of berries and faint strawberry. Malt as it warms. Flavour is fruity and feels bit fat. Remote hops in the background. Bitter, slightly tart, wooden finish with a distinct whisky note. Lingering grassy note and a mild alcohol burn. Too much carbonation. Overall okay as such, but with some flaws; the tart/sourness feels misplaced (is it eve nsupossed to be like that?) and the high carbonation is a distraction. 12.03.14.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
(Bottle) Dark amber colour with huge, foamy off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, oak wood, honey, vanilla, dried fruit and hints of roasted nuts. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit, oak wood, honey, nuts, toffee, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Fairly sharp carbonation. Quite a gentle whisky character (well, Auchentoshan is quite gentle), but with lots of oak wood and a slightly peculiar bretty touch. Interesting, not the best special version from Fuller’s, but quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
500ml Bottle - Copper/dark amber in colour. Dried fruit, leather, caramel, whisky and some musty notes in the aroma. Fruity, rich, malty and warming taste with notes of whisky, vinous fruits, oak and caramel. Rich and one to sip. I have to say that I preferred the first two editions of this series, but this one isn’t bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3927) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2013
500ml bottle [#04610]. Clear copper colour with average to huge, foamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral and herbal aroma, cautious hints of fruit, a soapy touch. Taste is minimally sweet malty, floral notes, hints of toffee and mint, in the finish hints of the whisky, a dry woody touch; effervescent carbonation. Too strong carbonation prevents a better degustation of probably present flavours.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle #08373. Deep copper color, off-white head. Raisins and floral notes in the aroma. Cognac-like finish (whisky barrels, I know!) that lingers with an oily mouthfeel. Strange "Fisherman's Friend" vibe throughout. Full body, medium-high carbonation. Not as good as the previous iterations.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. A gusher, producing a clear, dark golden to amber body and a big, collapsing, off-white head. Some brett on the nose, with hints of fruit-caramel. Quite sourish flavor with fruit caramel and a brett touch. Full-bodied, dry and effervescent, finishing with some bitterness. A disappointing one, at least compared to what I expect from Fuller’s, but it seems there’s a little infection going on, would be interesting to taste a good bottle. 121116

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
500ml bottle from a fellow Siebel student, thanks Tim! Bottle #2977. Pours a cloudy amber colored body with an inch thick, fizzy and frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has a lot of whiskey and wood up front with a nice caramel and toffee malt sweetness, a good amount of sharp fruits, light notes of vanilla, and a light spicing. Flavor is similar. Lots of wood with a bunch of whiskey, but sweet enough from the caramel and toffee to balance. A good amount of sharper fruits with a light vanilla, touches of spice, and a light funk note coming on. Finishes dry and woody with a good amount of fruits and a light sweetness. Lots of lively bubbles with an effervescent carbonation and a lengthy aftertaste following a medium body. Overall, a pretty solid beer. A bit too highly carbonated and not quite up to the other two I’ve tried in this series, but enjoyable nonetheless. Good one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
Nice amber beer with a medium beige head. A bit smokey, fudge, vinegar, woody, vanilla and whieskey aroma. Similar flavour :-)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10618) - 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.


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