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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: American Strong Ale
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


Senap's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (357) - Uppsala, - JUN 5, 2014
Otroligt grumlig, som gammalt rostskadat brunnsvatten. Mycket smakrik, bra beska. Som utlovat gungar den perfekt till grillen.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2985) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Brown bottle, 50 cl, batch 627, best before 08/2015, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on September 11 2014; eye: brownish, hazy, suspended matter, nice beige head that turns into a sheet, average lacing; nose: smoky, burnt, malt, pepper; mouth: smoky, burnt, malt, light acridness, ashy, light alcohol, pepper, ashy finale with malty presence, full body, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: interesting FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 50 cl, lot 627, meilleure avant 07/2015, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 11 septembre 2014; œil : brunâtre, trouble, matière en suspension, belle mousse beige qui se transforme en une couverture de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : fumé, brûlé, malt, poivre; bouche : fumé, brûlé, malt, légère âcreté, cendré, léger alcool, poivre, finale cendrée avec présence maltée, corsée, moyennement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : intéressant

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4684) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
16/VIII/14 - 50cl bottle @ 5de Gents Bierfestival - BB: IV/2016 (2014-918)

Clear red amber beer, small creamy irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of dried fruits, banana, caramel, sugary, sweet, bit spicy, bread, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, roasted, mocha, little bitter. Aftertaste: mocha, roasted, bitter hops, some coffee, dry caramel, little spicy, dry ending.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Described as an ’imperial brown ale’, this collaboration brew is apparently intended as an accompaniment to barbecued meat... Thick, light beige head, deep chestnut colour with protein flakes floating here and there. Powerful aroma of smoked bacon and hamburgers, nutmeg, pepper, fennel seed, mint, peanuts, green hops (dry-hopping), pepper, candied figs, dried leaves - in all, a weird hodgepodge. Dry fruitiness, caramelly and nutty maltiness, very spicy, smoky with a strong leafy and peppery hop bitterness in the finish, complex but not well-balanced and frankly, the aroma promised better. Nevertheless an interesting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized vanilla creamy beige tan head with a hazy brown body. Aromas of hops, coffee, some roast, some cacoa... Flavours of bitters, coffee, liquorice bitterness, herbs, toast, roast, chalk, some cacoa ish tints and herbal bitters. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, some hops, toast, light coffee, light bay leaf... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy dry bitter texture. Quite a heavy beer, good bitter, nice hop and coffee tones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1777) - 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 (21) - 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 (775) - 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 (3763) - 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 (3119) - 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 (3112) - 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 .


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