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Amager Lubricated Labrador

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98
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style
Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial IPA
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Begrebet "ølhund" er meget veletableret i hele den vestlige kultur, og den seneste hundevidenskabelige forskning etablerer da også, at hunde sætter endog særdeles stor pris på øl. En helt ny afhandling går skridtet videre og dokumenterer de enkelte hunderacers præferencer for bestemte øltyper. Pekingesere er f.eks. til Radlere med cola, Rottweilere elsker at dyppe snuden i en heftig Imperial Stout, mens Beagler ikke er kommet stort ud over guldølsstadiet. Men så er der jo hunderacen, som står vore hjerter nærmest, fordi den er stor, godmodig og ofte en kende velnæret - ikke helt ulig os her på Amager Bryghus. Vi taler naturligvis om Labradoren. En race, der fuldkommen som os bare ELSKER velhumlede Imperial IPA’er, i en sådan grad, at de ligesom os bare bliver ved med at drikke til de går i et temmelig bedugget humlekoma. Til Labradorens ære har vi brygget netop deres yndlingsøl, en fed, fed Imperial IPA, som er så tætpakket med humle, at den nærmest savler ud over glaskanten. Vuf!

English: The concept of the “ale hound” is well established throughout Western culture, and unsurprisingly the latest canine research shows that dogs are extremely appreciative of beer. A recent dissertation takes this one step further and documents the preference of individual breeds for specific beer styles. The Pekingese, for instance, are into Cola Radlers; Rottweilers like dipping their snouts in a hefty Imperial Stout; whereas Beagles have not evolved beyond the Strong Lager stage. But then there is the one breed that is dearest to our hearts, because it’s large, kind, and often quite well fed – much like the staff here at Amager Bryghus. We are, of course, talking about the Labrador Retriever. These are dogs, which – like us – simply LOVE a well-hopped IPA, and just keep lapping it up till they slip into a hop-induced coma. In honor of the Lab we have brewed their very favorite beer: a fat Imperial IPA, jam-packed with hops virtually drooling over the rim of the glass. Woof!

Månedens fadøl januar 2014.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (340) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
50 CL bottle 8.5 % abv. Hoppy and spicy. sweet oily mouthfeel. bitter aftertaste. This is good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6039) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
50cl Bottle from Plovmand, thanks Thomas! Hazy golden orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, grapefruit, lemon peel, some caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, light malty, caramel, honey, hoppy, lots of tropical fruity goodness, mango, grapefruit, bitter finish, some resin. Medium bodied. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1090) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Mörkt bärnstensfärgad med stort vit skum. Doftar och smakar tropisk frukt, mest annanas men även ganska maltigt. Fyllig med rejäll beska och lite alkohol i smaken

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3976) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
Style et résumé: Double ou imperial IPA
Comment: Bouteille de 500ml Batch 1158, 10/2017.
Portrait: Un liquide jaune avec une belle mousse blanche. Un nez de malt blond avec des agrumes, des épices et du malt blond, touche de sucre. Une bouche ronde, amère, suave avec des saveurs d’agrumes, citron, d’épices .Facile à boire…même trop.
Note: 7+/10

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Henkk4 (26) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and caramel. Medium-to-heavy bitter, lightly sweet. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, and semi dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HPDalen (96) - - MAR 24, 2016
Very hoppy aroma, citrus, berry, fruit and flowers. Pours golden, clear with little head. Bitter taste with tones of citrus, grapefruit and honey. Medium body, lively, long after taste. I love Labradors and this is their beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: high hoppy and resin with exotic fruits as mango and peach. Taste: full body with high hoppy attack, pine hint and resin finish. Excellent exotic fruit balance as mango and peach with litchi notes. Aftertaste: resin and pine. Small alcohol taste. Nice beer, well done!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1415) - ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting. Hazy orange golden color. Aroma of fruity hops with onion, mango and caramel in the nose. Sweet, fruity, slightly stale hops flavors, piney and spicy with strong bitterness. Medium-bodied, dry and smooth on palate.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2582) - ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2016
Almost clear golden amber pour, medium retentive white head. Nose is a fruity mix of peaches, mango and citrus, toasty malt, some sweetness, plenty of hops. Flavor is plenty hoppy, sweet and fruity. Pine resin in the finish with medium hoppy bitterness, some warm booze. Lingering booze, malt and citric hops. Pretty Amager-y, which is not a bad thing, but lots of booze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1192) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Clear golden with white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, piney with some onion. Bitter flavor with notes of citrus, piney, some onion and caramel, sweetish, a bit soapy, dry. Medium to full-bodied.


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