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Amager No Rice & Curry

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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Premium Lager
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: I starten af 1900-tallet udvandrede Dragør-drengen Didrik Crappe til Trankebar for at etablere koloniens første sildemelsfabrik. Gennem hele sin opvækst i Dragør var Didrik tre gange ugentligt blevet fodret med sin mors Boller i Karry, der var krydret så gevaldigt, at den stakkels dreng ganske fik ødelagt sin fordøjelse. Nogle historikere mener, at sildemelet blot var et påskud for at Didrik kunne flygte fra sin mors bollegryder. Ifølge myten stod Didrik naglet til forstavnen, på den damper, der tog ham bort fra sit ellers elskede Dragør, og her – med en kæk Øresundsbrise i sit hår – skulle han have råbt ordene: ”Aldrig mere skal en karrybolle passere dette svælg”. Hjulpet af det gode lokale Trankebarske Lagerøl fik den unge mand atter styr på sin fordøjelse. Faktisk endte han med selv at etablere et bryggeri, hvis øl var så smagfuldt, at rygtet om det nåede helt tilbage til Danmark. Måske var sildemelet den unikke, hemmelige ingrediens, som alle talte om. Nuvel, snart sejlede dampere i rutefart fra Trankebar til Dragør udelukkende ladet med Didriks gode øl. Således var India Pale Lager født.

English: Didrik Crappe was a Copenhagen lad who set sail to Tranquebar in the early 19th Century to establish a herring meal factory in this exotic Danish colony. He suffered terribly from indigestion because of his mother’s home cooking, esp. her extremely spicy chicken curries that he was forced to eat several times a week. Some historians maintain that the whole business of founding a herring meal factory was just an excuse to get away from his mother’s pots and pans. There is a legend saying that Didrik posted himself in the bow of the clipper carrying him away from his beloved hometown, and exclaimed "No more rice and curry for this fair Dane!" But the story has a happy end. Thanks to the fine lager brewed locally in Tranquebar, Didrik’s indigestion was cured, and in fact he soon established his own brewery out there, creating a beer so tasty that rumors of it flew all the way back to Denmark. Perhaps the herring meal was the secret ingredient that distinguished Didrik’s brew from all others. Anyhow, soon clippers carrying nothing but barrels of his product were leaving Tranquebar for Copenhagen every day of the week. Thus the Indian Pale Lager was born.

A crisp and dry Pale Lager with a base of only pilsener malts. Hopped – and dry-hopped – with Amarillo, Cascade and Citra. No rice or curry was added.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ignorant (68) - madrid, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2016
Yellow gold-white foam. Aroma presence of moderate pilsener malt and hops with hints of grass, citrus, orange and yeast. The palate is light with harmony between the sweetness of malt and hops notes of tropical fruit like pineapple, citrus peel or pine. Aftertaste of pleasant bitterness. The body is medium, the texture is fat, carbonation is smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2016
0,5l bottle from Alko, Graani. Pours cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts, fresh hops and some fruits. Flavor is malts, crisp hops, fruity notes and a hoppy finish. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (744) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Golden yellow beer with a white foam. Fruity lemons on the nose. Soft mouth feel with crispiness. Nice lemoney and grassy flavor with some florals. This is a very nice and drinkable beer. Good quality. Love it!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (790) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has lots of tropical fruits, mango and some other sweet fruits. Taste is malty with long fruity and bitter aftertaste. Flavors of tropical fruits, malt, citrus, pine. Perfect for a hot sunny summer day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1941) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma is fruity and light spicy. Flavour is medium bitter, fruity, light sweet and light spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1474) - - JUN 3, 2016
Clear to hazy yellow color with medium head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is citrus, spices, malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (439) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Pale, dirty yellow body with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruity malts, some citrus and a bit of spices. Taste is super mild! After the first bubbles dissipate, you’re left with basically nothing. Only a wee bit of bitterness. Moutfeel is soft, very foamy, medium carbonation. Even for a lager it’s not that great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1203) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Aroma is citrusy and biscuity malts. Taste is grassy and soft lemon with a hoppy sensation in the end. Easy to drink and follows the lager formula well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15918) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottled 500ml (Alko)
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is fruity and a bit plasticky, flowery, malty. Light-bodied. Spiecey citrus, grapefruit, some mango. Clean, refreshing and hoppy, pale malty modern pils.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1358) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, fruits, citrus hops, pine needle, orange peel. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Nice bitter finish.


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