Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve No 1 Oak Aged Ale Single Malt

Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Bottle conditioned.
By the time it was released in 2008, this Brewer’s Reserve had spent 500 days in 30-year-old single malt casks. Brewed to 7.7% ABV, it is a strong ale with hop bitterness and tangy marmalade notes.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9342) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle #12107. High fluffy off-white and lasting head. Lovely clear reddish amber body. A bit sour lemon vinegar aroma plus of course whisky. Whisky more present in the flavor which is smooth butter caramel. Low carbonation and a short sweet aftertaste. Fair amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (18050) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle at Chris o New Year tasting 08/09. Orange citrus aroma I thought it was pretty good. Typical good Fullers aroma, yes some whisky. Bit hot on finish, it’s pretty good. Finish isn’t as good. But as I didn’t expect to like it that much as I am not a fan of most whisky aged beer, I thought it was likeable and if i see it again at a sensible price, I’d buy it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
Beautiful amber color; generous head. Mild caramel aroma, warming but nothing special. Good body strength, caramel flavor, residual sweetness, correct bitterness, maybe a touch of wood. Quite well brewed, but ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2009
500 ml bottle (#03665). Clear amber with an offwhite head. Mild aroma of caramel, dark bread, oak, prunes. Light bitterness with some sweetness. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle (No. 02406) at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber - white head. Nice malty, caramel, sweetness, dark bread, light sharpness, soapy, wood, oak, light whiskey, nice bitterness, light flowery. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10489) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Cloudy folden with a medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with floral hops and caramel notes. Finished mild bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (10315) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton, Hampshire, courtesy of my dad, cheers dad. Pours amber, stunning clarity and with a nice busy bubbly white head, it looks nigh on perfect. Fresh nose, loads of bready yeasty notes, some wet wood and some dark fruits and sweetness start to show. Flavour is fruity but far from the cloying sweet dark sticky fruits that I was anticipating there is also some oakiness, bitterness and a little drying at the end, in fact this is a really drinkable beer for 7.7% There are some whisky attributes kicking about but they are so subtle that I really like this because they dont cloud what is a really decent beer they just add a little more intrigue and depth, really likeable beer. Looks like I am the first UK rater of this beer. A 8 A5 F8 P4 OV15 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle. Poured a nice yellow/orange color. Aroma is a bit smokey and fruity with some malt. Taste is bitter with lots of tropical fruits,smokey notes and some alcoholburn in the finish. Some sublte whisky notes in the bakground. Pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15913) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
50cl bottle: Bottle nr. 0630. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Nose and taste is sweet with notes of hops, whisky, oak and fruits, both orange & dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced and very enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (12071) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2008
I missed this one at EBFin Copenhagen, so I was glad when it turned up at a drinking session in Oslo, thanks to Knut Albert. Clear, naked surface. Deep golden brown body. Satisfying aroma of dried fruits. Sweet vinous taste, supported by an oak and whisky-like touch and ending with bitter marmalade. Robust palate and enjoying [15.12.2008].

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