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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: American Strong Ale
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
On tap @ Henrik. This is a blurry reddish copper colored one with a nice really creamy - almost nitro creamy off-white top. Smells really sweet, malty and nice. Light nutty also with dark candied sugar, wood syrup and some red berries. I like this aroma. It’s quite nutty in the flavor. No, make that really nutty. Almost a bit like Nutella. Soft really creamy smooth mouthfeel with a soft prickling carbonation level. A bit sweet at first, almost soapy, fruity with red ripe berries. Some nice gentle traces of alcohol in the finish and aftertaste. 05.07.2013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3063) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). 1+ year old. Hazy amber with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, spices, boozy notes, light fruity notes... there’s also a lot of resinous hops, they are fainted but still there. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel, malt, alcohol, fruits, wood, spices, resinous notes and light bitterness. Warming alcohol and spices. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Good Barley Wine. Not extremely complex and a bit hot, but well balanced. Malty, but not overly sweet. Drinkable for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1291) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. The colour is hazy dark reddish amber with a creamy light beige medium head. Sweet aroma of fruity hops, peach and berries. More fruity hops in the flavour with some grapefruit. Still pretty sweet. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. Is a balanced and nice ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured amber with a frothy beige head that settled to a ring. Aromas of dark fruit and brown sugar. The flavor found dark fruit and burnt malts. Medium body, sweet, and a light alcohol aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4224) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Deep hazy amber body, small white head. Aroma is nutty caramel, syrup, herbs, hints of birch wood and wet grass. Taste is bitter grassy tones, caramel, burnt sugar, hints of grapefruit and pine. Medium to full body, medium to soft carbonation. Pretty OK.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (487) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours a hazy amber-brown with a thick off white head. This one is definitly English style with a heavy malt aroma, a little age, & some savory spice components. Maybe a little yeast, too. Taste is milk chocolate malts that really come out in the mid palate. There’s a peppery bite throughout and a bitter finish. This one is very comfortable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Sample at the Aficionado’s "Hidden Gems" beer tasting on 05/24/2013: Pours a reddish-amber color with a medium thick creamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, nutmeg and citrus. Medium to full body with flavors of bready malt, ripe fruit, spice and resiny hops. The finish is fruity and malty. Above average overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2013
550 ml bottle purchased @ Julio’s Liquors back in December 2012. Dark muddy red/ brown color. Aroma is sweet and very malty with noticeable Simcoe pine. Taste was actually much like the nose, tons of caramel malt and a sharp hop edge created from the Simcoe. Strong notes of pine with a resinous kick of bitterness. Taste is medium to full bodied, balanced carbonation. I feel the hops really dominated the malt and the resin is a bit harsh. Had I let it get more age, perhaps the hops to malt ratio would balance better. Right now a bit harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur ambrée-orangée foncée et voilée. Nez malté de caramel sucré aux notes terreuses et rôties, de houblon fruité (agrumes, léger de marmelade), moyennement résineux, légèrement citrique, floral et herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture moyennement huileuse et légèrement résineuse. Goût moyennement amer de houblon fruité (agrumes, moyen de marmelade, notes d’abricots), légèrement citrique aux notes herbeuses, florales et résineuses (une amertume de houblon présente toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt sucré du genre caramel sucré, léger de toffee terreux avec des notes de biscuits, de grains de malt sucrés et rôtis. En finale, l’amertume de houblon se fait plus intense, en affichant un caractère plus herbeux, résineux et aux notes asséchantes en plus d’être appuyée par des notes d’alcool. Post-goût long et un peu sec, moyen-amer de houblon résineux, fruité (zeste d’agrumes, notes de marmelade), légèrement citrique et aux notes florales avec un résiduel de malt sucré (caramel) aux notes rôties.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4920) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a dark chesnut brown with a thick off white head. The aroma is rich, fruity and alcoholic. The flavour is big fruity, alcoholic bitter, The alcohol dominates, but its not overpowering. It’s a lovely heart warming beer. Well worth tracking down.


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