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Amager/Against The Grain The Great, Big Kentucky Sausage Fest

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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: American Strong Ale
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Danish: Vi forventede måske nok, at de ville ankomme med flasker fulde af Bourbon og en banjo under armen, men intet af dette skete. I stedet endte vores brygdag med de smukke fyre fra Against The Grain Brewery i Louisville, Kentucky som én stor hotdog-spisnings-konkurrence. Yep, vi tager ikke pis. Den store Kentucky-fyr, Sam, udfordrede vores egen temmeligt store fyr, Jacob, om hvem der kunne spise flest af Johns fyldige og voldsomt krydrede gourmet-hotdogs. Men det skulle Sam vist aldrig have gjort... Men midt mellem alle drillerierne og den meget snak om pølser, så blev der faktisk brygget øl. Vi håber at du vil nyde denne humlede Imperial Brown Ale - den var designet til i særlig grad at akkompagnere hotdogs og anden krydret og røget mad.

English: We expected banjos and Bourbon but received nothing of that sort. Instead our brew day with the handsome fellers of Against The Grain Brewery from Louisville, Kentucky turned into a hotdog eating contest. Yep, no kiddin’. Big Kentuckian feller, Sam, challenged our own big feller, Jacob, as to who could down the most gourmet hotdogs, big and spicy as they were with specialty toppings. Well, Sam should never have done that….should you Sam? However, a beer was indeed brewed in between all the trash talk and wieners. We hope you’ll enjoy this hoppy Imperial Brown Ale - it was designed to go with hotdogs in particular and other spicy and smoked foods.

Ingredients: Water. Malts: Pale, Brown, Melanoidin, Biscuit, Chocolate. Hops: Herkules, Tomahawk, East Kent Goldings, Cascade, Simcoe. Yeast: US-ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
Sample at Gents Bierfestival 2014. THX for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: chocolate, malty, decent, sweet. TASTE: chocolate, decent, fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (13) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Hazy red, average head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and stout. Medium body, tastes like a regular stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (736) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a dark brown colour. Aroma of chestnut, brown sugar, raisins and pine. Taste of chocolate, orange, nuts, roasted malt and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2014. 650 ml. bottle. Small creamy light brown head, spare, lightly cloudily brown,.. Metallic nose, molasses, honey nose, bit empty & simple,.. Metallic taste, dough, brown sugar, allspice, sticky sweet, cheap chocolate, bitter grapefruit finish, metallic,… Bit too light. Empty & very simple, expected a lot more from this, lots of sugar & some metal. Not bad or anything but quite disappointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3027) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Cloudy, dark brown. Aroma of caramelised malts and quite a lot of hops too. Taste is rich and smooth. Full flavour with some burnt, caramel notes and perhaps a touch of smoke and pepperyness in the background.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (2965) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
Gents Bierfestival Nr 5 Pours clear , very dark copperbrown . Small white head Smell is metallic , malty . Taste is bit bitter , some smoke touches but very light and hidden . Some metallic grainyness in the back .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
Good yellow-cream head over dark, reddish-brown beer. Chocolate, wet wood, lightly roasted. Aniseed, fennel, and a bit of chocolate. Clashes, of course. Underneath malty, if roasted sweetness. Well-bodied, quite slick. Aftertaste is metallic bitter. I don’t like aniseed... hence...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (551) - POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, resin Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, thick feel, lively, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (161) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Amber-brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, biscuity malt, grapefruit. The flavour is toffee-like, biscuit malt, some sweeter grapefruit notes. Interesting, nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
bottle, big thanks to ungstrup for bringing this to pilsen. a hazy light brown with a minimal head; aroma of grapefruit and crushed biscuits; plenty of bitterness but a bit of a gluggy mouthfeel


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