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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
50 cl bottle, #27018. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden and caramelish. Bitter, toffee malty, fruity and caramelish. Mild sweet and toasted. Light bitter and smooth caramelish finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of wood, alcohol, armagnac, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of candy sugar, alcohol, wood, armagnac, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a dense and lacing off-white head. Caramel and sweet liqueur in the nose. Rich, sweet caramel body, lightly oxidized woody with a boozy finish. Rich and pleasant if not overly sophisticated. 270413

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of hops, dried fruits and oak. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of armagnac. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Orangeish amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, mildly wooden along with some toffee and mild alcoholic notes. Flavour is caramel, toffee, mild alcohol, fruits and some mild floral notes in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19972) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak woody armagnac aroma. Fruity malty woody caramel flavor with hints of armagnac. Has a fruity malty woody caramel and armagnac finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 7th August 2012
GBBF. Can’t remember who shared this - Leighton? Bruce? Whoever it was - Cheers! Clear amber beer, no real head. Light smooth palate. Very honey orange and a tiny bit of spice. Semi dry finish. Intriguing - must try this in a bottle.

5th July 2014
Bottle - light, crisp and dry. Fair bit of wed wood and fruity cognac. No heat. Slightly bitter and thin honey. Spicy finish. Remains an intriguing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle 11257 from Maruhn, Darmstad
Amber color, possibly hazy, with medium head. Mild malt aroma, quite elegant, with hints of apple spirit (that would be calvados), therefore also light fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel, highly carbonated, moderate malt and caramel flavor, with a hint of brandy; correct bitterness; at least, it doesn’t have the vegetables touch of the recent Vintage beers.


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