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31st August 2012

Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve No.4 revealed

Limited-edition special ale now on sale at Brewery Shop in Chiswick

  The fourth incarnation of Fuller’s acclaimed Brewer’s Reserve series of barrel-aged beers is now available, following a much-awaited debut at this month’s Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, London (Aug 7-11).

Brewer’s Reserve No.4 has spent over a year gently maturing in vintage Comte de Lauvia Armagnac casks, from the Bas region of France; the oldest Armagnac producing region. The black oak casks add a spirit-like edge to the beer, particularly on the nose, with a rich spicy flavour of prunes, orange peel, and cinnamon.

To mark the beer’s release in limited edition numbered bottles, Fuller’s donated six special firkins of the beer to be sold, one per day, at The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF). Each firkin was sold in third of a pint measures only, due to its exclusivity and its strength of 8.5% ABV, and the £2,600 raised was donated to the official charity of the GBBF 2012, The Lord’s Taveners, one of the UK’s leading Youth Sports and Disability Charities.

For those who were not lucky enough to grab a sample at the festival, Brewer’s Reserve No. 4 is now available to buy from the Fuller’s Brewery Shop and online from, priced at £7.80 per 500ml bottle.

Brewer’s Reserve No.4’s extensive maturation time has infused the beer with delicious raisin, green apple, vanilla and cinnamon flavours from the rare oak Armagnac casks. These, combined with the rich malt body and pleasant sharp fruitiness derived from the beer, result in a wonderfully complex and very satisfying beer.

Fuller’s Head Brewer, John Keeling, who has created all of the Brewer’s Reserve range, said: “We used a complex beer to begin with, and by ageing in the vintage Armagnac barrels, we have added an extra dimension with a smoothness and texture unlike anything else out there.

“It was great to see so many people queuing up to be among the first to try this new beer, and I’m sure the Brewery Shop will be inundated in the days and weeks to come too.”



For further information contact Fuller’s Press Office:

Telephone: 020 8996 2048/2175
Fax: 020 8996 2079
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