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Amager Batch One

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


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Danish: Med vores særbryg Batch One har vi vovet os ud I et eksperiment, hvor vi lufter vores forkærlighed for en solid maltprofil i kombination med delikat, amerikansk aromahumle. Batch One er en ”American Strong Ale”, som karakteriseres ved sin store fylde og generøse mængder humle. I glasset fremstår øllet med en rødbrunlig, kobberagtig glans, mens det beigefarvede skum efterlader en pikant blonde i glasset. Vi har i dette bryg valgt udelukkende at anvende den ædle Simcoe humle både i kogningen og i den efterfølgende tørhumling. Humlen giver øllet dets friske, citrusagtige karakter og efterlader tillige en solid bitterhed, som dog får kvalificeret modspil i den sødlige karamelmalt. Amager Batch One er en potent øl, som godt tør vise sine muskler både i den varmende alkohol og i dens udprægede bitterhed.
Bitterhed: 80+ IBU

English: With this special brew, Batch One, we dared to experiment with combining our usual devotion to a solid malt profile with the addition of American aroma hops. Batch One is an American-inspired Ale characterized by its vast, full body and generous use of hops. In the glass, it has a reddish-brown colour with a coppery glow, and a beige-coloured head leaves a nice lacing behind. For this brew we have chosen to only use the noble Simcoe hop, both for boiling and the following dry-hopping. The hops give the beer its fresh citrus-like character and impart a solid bitterness to balance the sweet caramel malt.
Bitterness: 80+ IBU

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2839) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
A gusher. Murky cloud iced tea amber body, white foamy head, some lacing. Strong, sharp almost malty, sweet grain and dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet, nutty, and malty, with only the faintest hint of hops in the aftertaste. From the description, I assume this was supposed to be more bitter. Maybe the bottle wasn’t fresh. I also found the mouthfeel a touch too frothy, so maybe that was distracting from the bitterness, as well. I’m not sure. As is, it’s more like a regular barley wine, which is nice, but not the hoppy one as described.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Clear umber color with a taller, fairly lasting, deep ecru colored head. Lightly caramelized malt, figs, dates, banana peels and grapefruit pith in the aroma. Quite “zippy” in feel for a barleywine. Sweet malt flavor in the front. Lighter fruit follow, with some mixed berries. Bitterness kicks in mid-swallow along with the alcohol. I’m finding the finish, and especially the linger very hard to slog through. Very bitter and quite “harsh” (for lack of vernacular). While the next sip helps assuage the coarseness, I have a hard time relaxing with this one; which is not a good thing for a brew of this style. I pour the rest of the bottle, hoping the lees reduce the rough edges. Only a slight reduction of “harshness”. A promising start, but the follow through was far to abrasive. 2/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours a thin white frothy head atop a toasted malt and boozy. Flavour is somewhat bitter from the hoppy front with a fig front. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 500 ml bottle - label looks like it was made in a middle school Graphic Arts Class. Murky, dark orange/amber pour, light off-white head that clings to the edge of the glass, very light lacing. Aroma has some orange marmalade accents, some cotton candy sweetness, a touch of booziness. Flavor is full bodied but not focused, some dates and raisins, brown sugar, baked brown bread, a touch of anise seed. Mouthfeel is thick and full. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
It was a while back when I tried this beer and made basic notes on my phone. I remember it being pretty good but over hopped. Bitter earth, higher alcohol burn than I’d have liked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john-hansen (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits, citrus and alcohol. The flavor is lots of sweet caramel malt and also a bit hop bitterness, very light alcohol burn. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a thick, syrupy mouth feel. I like the big hop presence in this one, just wish the sweetness was toned down a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
says barelywine right on the bottle, so I’m not sure why this is classed in the catch all strong ale category. It’s almost a classic barleywine. Malty, fruity, caramel, toffee...got the ruby tinge down. Then there’s the hops. A sh-- ton of simcoe. So much you can see them, though I’m willing to bet this had some age on it. interesting addition, adds complexity and some bitterness, citrus peel. Not sure if it’d have been better without the dry hopping or not, though. Good brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahouse (14) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pear/red apple aromas. light, hazy copper color. strong sweet upfront, grapefruit finish. finish is bitter. good beer overall but not a barley wine as advertised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a very hazy brownish red with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is brandy & toffee... it’s sweet & rich and then also sort of floral.

The flavor offers some neat tobacco, apple, wood, & plenty of caramel. It’s ashy, sweet, and weird... but sort of delightfully weird. It’s defiantly got some hop forward flavors, but mydude that shared it with me aged it... the bottle said barleywine, and well... it does taste like one wherein the hops have fallen off significantly. It’s a pretty boozy beer too.

So yeah, that’s Amager Batch One.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
500ml bottle, shared with friends over a game of Catan. Mostly hazy pinkish reddish grapefruit like appearance. Thin khaki head. Plenty dots and ropes of lace. Looks pretty good overall. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy, light carbonation. Good full body. Easy to sip. Nose is a little metallic, but flavor is very nice and rich. Dark fruit, good earthy hop. Caramel malt. Hint of citrus. A bit more bitter and hoppy than the typical barleywine, especially for a euro barleywine. It’s labeled barleywine, but definitely does taste more like an american strong. Big bitterness, light sweet, just a very pleasant light bite. Tasty, easy to sip stuff. Pleasant hop character. Good rich malt, but not too sweet. Nice, unique assertive stuff. Better than expected.

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