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Brewed by Fuller’s
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 Brewer’s Reserve spent a year in the Fuller’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (935) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak, malt and vanilla. The flavour has the same elements, with a little caramel, and some alcohol warmth in the finish. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4107) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma medium woody, light caramel and alcohol. Flavor medium sweet,woody, vanilla, some alcohol. Medium+ body. Nice sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
0,5l bottle from the flagship Alko. Pours clear amber with a high but quickly dissipating head. Aroma is malts, cognac and alcohol. Flavor is malts, some cognac and a hoppy, perhaps a bit too hoppy for this kind of beer, finish. Quite decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1860) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear Amber colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma with notes of perfume. Sweet flavor. Oily palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4449) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
50cl bottle. No 20172., BBE end 2022.. Poured copper color with a creamy, white head. Aroma has toffee, oak, cognac and vanilla. Flavor has toffee, caramel, cognac, vanilla and woody notes. sweetish fruity finish, quite boozy. Decent, but guessing it will taste better in a year or two.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle (nr: 16955). Clear dark amber beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity, oaky, vanilla aroma. Fruity, spicy, oaky, armagnac, malty flavour with herbal notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2013
(bottle) pours a clear deep amber colour with a small frothy off-white head. aroma of pineapple, light melted butter and caramel, slightly funky, with some herbal hops, cherries and dandelions. flavour is mostly the same, some light bretty funk, floral hops and summer fruit, very mellow, with a medium sweetness and big notes of bubble gum, alcohol is hardly detectable. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3105) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle 50 cl, BBE end of 2022. Pours clear ruby in color with a foamy off-white head. Fruity, notes of ripe fruits and wooden barrels armagnac kind of notes in aroma. Light vinous taste. Some spicyness as well in taste. No sign of the alcohol. Decent strong ale. Sweet ripe fruitiness in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4752) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep copper-hued amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is raisins, oak, vanilla, bubble gum, dark grape-like tones, hints of banana and subtle grassy hints. Taste is grains, Armagnac, caramel malts, hints of wood and subtle herbal touches. Very smooth. Soft carbonation, full body. A great sipper; crafty and delicious as most beers I get from Fuller’s.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
Smak och doft av malt, smörkola, torkad frukt, ekträ, vanilj. Vinsötma med en lätt beska som avslutning.


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