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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The fourth incarnation of Brewerís Reserve spent a year in the Fullerís cellar in rare Comte de Lauvia Armagnac casks from the Bas region of France. The beer is infused with brandy characteristics, with distinctive notes of vanilla, green apple and cinnamon, a solid malt base and velvety alcohol warmth.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper clear. Fruity congac/brandy (armagnac, I presume) with oaky tones on nose. Herbal, almost mediacal hoppyness. Body is soft and full, a bit over carbonated IMO. Has hoppyness and soft malts. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, plum, dark - dried fruit, alcohol, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, fruity, dried fruit, riped fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120807]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7775) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle @Home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, oak, sweet fruity, light alcohol. Flavor is malt, caramel, wood, fruit, booze. Medium body, lively carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. 230313

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9437) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle:Clear, reddish-amber coloured, big loose off-white head - pretty quickly collapsing, quite solid aromas of dried fruits, old wine, caramel and a touch of wood plus - maybe - smoke; moderate to solid sweet flavour, some bitterness detectable, full bodied; sweet vinous finish, with an alcoholic- brandy-like tart touch. Nice and complexÖ

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12978) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber with big diminishing off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, armagnac and hop. Flavour is malt, armagnac, medium sweet, caramel, oak, wood, little vanilla and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, apples, wood and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 220313

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14997) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are wood, caramel, fruits, notes of alcohol, malt and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2224) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
50CL bottle. Pours a golden reddish color with a tan head. Smell is a strong caramel and a dark fruit initial blast. Some booze notes come along after that. Taste is Big fruit up front with the other elements mixing in to a lower degree. Finishes a with little tangy dryness. Body is medium and the carbonation is above average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy cognac aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Barrels way to present in a niot good manor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. First Fullers special beer disapointment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3456) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, some dark fruitiness - vinous notes, light vanilla/oak, cognac/armagnac notes of alcohol. Body is medium, malty and sweetish, some caramel, some dark fruitiness - vinous notes, light vanilla and alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel, and dark fruitiness, light vanilla and armagnac notes of alcohol. Armagnac barrel is very (and bit too much) noticeable in the aroma/flavor. Not too sweet though - not too much alcohol in the finish.


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