Brewer's Reserve No. 5
Fuller's

Brewer's Reserve No. 5Brewer's Reserve No. 5
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Style:
Strong Ale - English
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
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Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
8
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England, United Kingdom
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Brewer's Reserve No. 5Brewer's Reserve No. 5
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vinicole from England

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle conditioned (10783 - April 2016). Amber. Light tan head. Gently rising bubbles.
Fruity, woody aroma. Hints of vanilla. Reminiscent of the Christmas cake I baked this year.
The whisky comes through on tasting. Bitter finish. Quite boozy.
The conditioning is good, lacks real depth but the alcohol saves it.
Glad I let it settle for nearly two years.

Dec 31, 2017
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drmeto from Germany

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a clear copper with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-strawberries,plums,caramel,toffee,raisins,syrupy
T:
-Follows the nose + vanilla pudding with strawberry sauce,molasses,scotch whisky,coffee and a tanin bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-boozy
O:
A fine Strong Ale by Fuller's, as per usual.
The Cask Influence almost exclusively comes through on the taste and is much more subtle than in most other barrel-aged Beers.

Oct 04, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Playing Hiiro. Soft and pleasant whisky notes in mouth and superb in nose. However, I prefer their vintage brew, as I find this one more unidimensional

Aug 08, 2017
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heygeebee from Australia

3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper, little head.
Aromas .. Vanilla, malts, fruit peel, orange maybe.
Taste is a well cellared English strong ale with a hint of vanilla, orange, and a bed of malts. Nice and complex.
Only downside is quite watery for Fullers, ( normally amazing body ) and even worse at ABV
Really quite enjoyable despite a few shortfalls....

Nov 25, 2016
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Radcpa from Washington

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden appearance with just the right amount of head and carbonation. The aroma is fruity. Very smooth taste from the oak aging without any alcohol after taste.

Nov 22, 2016
Brewer's Reserve No. 5 from Fuller's
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 8 ratings