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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: American Strong Ale
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 318   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


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from AJ’s Arcadia. I’d classify this more of a barleywine style. Good hoppy, caramely, sweet nose. Tastes similarly- sweet, syrupy malts balanced with a big, citrusy, hop kick. As good as any American strong or barleywine here in the states, but lacking in complexity. Good overall, though.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahouse (13) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3190) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6022) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Rated on 7-10-2009 (Bottle) This beer forms a small smooth off-white head that mostly diminished, cloudy orange brown body and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, earthy hops and sweet. The Taste is sweet, bitter, caramel malt, earthy hops, grapefruit and boozy. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, this is a very tasty beer, a sipping beer, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again if it came my way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (296) - - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 I’m tired of trying to write like a critic. Everything about this brew is solid - nice pour, good color, sweet aroma, and a taste that’s a lot like a porter or thin coffee stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2013
NIce but with this dannish marked hoppyness. Had it at World of beer Orlando close to UCF.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (673) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a very dark reddish brown. Little to no head. Aroma amazing. Raisins, rum, nuttiness, cookie dough. Body lively, finish very boozy, rye-like overtones. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

11/21/2010: Amager Batch One (Danish Barleywine Ale)... Aroma: Malty and fruity - smells a bit like a Scotch Ale. Appearance: Amber-brown color. Flavor: Aged hops, strange bitterness (bitterness is pretty high); fuirty malt and sugary caramel; plum, dried fruits, raisin. Palate: Medium body; smooth texture. Overall: Good!

1 pt. 0.9 fl. oz. bottle (9.2% Alc/Vol) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #312 for this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3237) - 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 (2662) - 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.


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