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


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1678) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6129) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Dark golden with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with some dried fruit notes, vineous alcohol, and fine malt. Sweetish malty flavour with vineous alcohol and oak notes. Feels a bit too young and raw, but with great potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle from SB cons 2012-11-29 Göteborg AR: loads of vinos aromas, brandy, grapes, gluwein, AP: amber red clear, high ofwhite fizzy deminishing head F: to heavy carbonation, vinos, brandy, red and white grapes, wee alcholic, great warming, giving the glass great wirl - 3 min!, yeah flavours are comming better... almonds, white wine, dry, wee fruit sweetnees - through the white grapes, wee grainy, finishes white wine & wee brandy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with a large white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavour is fruity with hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours deep coppery amber with a big, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has lots of oak, caramel, grassy hops, light pepper and blackberry. A slight bit of fruity funk. High carbonation, good creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, caramel, light toasted. Sherry-like oakiness. Lingering dryness. Raisins and some peach-like notes. Balances its sweetness very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1541) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
På senare tid har jag börjat uppskatta strong ales mycket mer, och den här ölen som är armagnac lagrad faller mig fint i smaken. Smaken bär brödiga, fruktiga och såklart armagnac-aktiga inslag. Kroppen är stabil och det här är en välbalanserad öl.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
PalCabral (144) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy copper with a beige head that settles to a thin rim. The aroma is sour, like a flemmish rouge. It’s not pleasant! The beer is much more pleasant to drink. Smooth, malty, sweet, nuts and hoppyt bitterness blend nicely. There’s some of that sourness too, but less emphasized and not unpleasant this time. Nose and looks pull down the average on this beer - it’s not something I’ll buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeverszeuge (636) - GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
# 3162 ersma: die vierte edition, diesmal ist das bier 365 tage in armagnac-fässern gereift, in denen vsop comte de lauvia gelagert hatte. der geruch ist süßlich mit viel karamell. dazu vanille, birne und geröstete nüsse. der antrunk ist sehr perlig, schon nach dem öffnen kroch der schaum langsam aus der flasche. aromen von röstmalz, karamell, pflaume, vanille und etwas hopfen. die mitte wird leicht herber, hier kommt auch die fass-süße des armagnacs hervor. dazu fruchtige anflüge. der abgang ist noch etwas herber und leicht bitter. eine leichte kräuternote kontrastiert hier mit der karamellsüße, auch etwas apfelfindet sich. langer nachhall. fazit: der zu hohe co2-gehalt stört etwas. ansonsten bringt das bier immer neue aromawendungen. gerade das ist einerseits spannend und verleiht dem bier auch seinen reiz, andererseits wirkt das fast schon ein wenig hektisch. durch längere reifezeit im keller wird sich das wohl beruhigen, so dass dann ein wirklich rundes bier entsteht. schon jetzt ist es probierenswert, wenn auch das schwächste der reihe. 11,10,11,11,15,11 - 11,05 - 4/11/12

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