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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
the appearance is an attaractive copper color, off-white head. Aroma is grapes, vanilla, grapes,other dark fruits, caramel, toffee. The flavor is just like the aroma, vineous, sweet, oak, vanilla. Medium in body. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is vinous toasted sweet fruity caramel raisins. Flavor is vinous a bit boozy malty fruity bitter pears. Fikishes bitter fruity and with a warming sense of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7536) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. High creamy long lasting off-white head. Beautiful deep dark amber body. Sweet and mild apple pear wood caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol as well. Surprisingly bitter flavor with heavy notes of armanac and alcohol combined with caramel and vanilla. Extremely high amount of carbonation and a long bitter finish. A bit too agressive on the alcohol level. Some storage would undoubtedly do this beer good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8172) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
At the ekstedt vintage tasting on December 28, 2012. Thanks ekstedt for the bottle! N 24356, BB end 2022. This was an ending beer, no vertical.
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet, fruity, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12031) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Würziger Beginn, in dem die Aromen des Alkohols gut erkennbar sind. Intensiv, abgestimmt, bis in den Nachgeschmack hinein. Herber Abgang. 9/12/8/12/13/12

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5808) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and caramelly, with red berries and some floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2012
Bottled. Clear brownish amber, mid sized head. Pear-like wood aroma. Mild caramel, elderflowers and pears. Medium-full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. An elegant fire-side sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice copper color with a beige head. Aroma is quite vinous because of the Armagnac, with lots of red grape, oak and vanilla notes, toffee, fudge, dark fruits, caramel, sweet malt, marmalade and fruit cake notes. The flavor follows the nose with a really nice Armagnac flavor, again lots of vinous red grape notes, dry oaky noes, vanilla, sweet malt, marmalade, fruit cake, toffee and caramel, fudge, dark fruits and almost balsamic vinegar. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel, and a little too much carbonation for its own good. Overall a pretty interesting brew in the Fullers Brewers Reserve Series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Copper with a beige head. Aroma: malty, soapy, fruity, vinous, light sour. Taste: fruity, sweet vinous, floral, cognac, earthy, some kind of candy and light licoricce, light dry finish. Medium bodied, moussy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5911) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep amber with a creamy head. Vinous toffe-ish aroma with wooden notes and spirits. Very vinous, marcipan-like, alco-flavour. Armagnac. Too alcoholic.


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