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Amager No Rice & Curry

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


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, green session.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy and light malty with citrus, grass, pine, herbs and grain. Taste is light sweet and smooth bitter. Finish is light bitter piney and grassy hoppy notes with some floral and herbal touch, a touch of sweet grain. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
Very good and drinkable lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (306) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 23, 2015
Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and citrus peel with notes of pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel and pine needles with notes of grapefruits. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atrox (570) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Clear, golden colour; nice; white head. Fruits and spices in aroma. Also some belgian notes. Taste is also with belgian notes, spices and fruits. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hvn (131) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Barwa złota, piana dość obfita. W aromacie mocz, który można podciągnąć pod nuty porzeczkowe. Smak lepszy niż zapach, szczególnie daje się wyczuć aromat ziela angielskiego. Dziwne piwo, nie jestem pewien czy nie trafiłem na jakąś wadliwą warkę.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milter (604) - Nyborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
Meget lækker IPA fra Amager. Dejlig frisk smag. Tilpas med humle. Drukket på bryggeriet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1420) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle Aroma-fruits, citrus, chilli Appearance-golden, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light sour Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 3, 02/05/2015. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is juicy citrics, peach, straw, tangerine. Taste comprises orange pith, straw, toasted bread, melon, citric shreds, light grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced in juicy hop bitterness. Decent hoppy number.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (721) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
Copenhagen 8/10 2015. 50 cl bottle from Gunnar Madsens Vinhandel. A curry mountain on the label. Pours hazy light yellow wit enourmous white head. Settles as several cm thick layer of foam. Sweet aroma of peach and exotic fruits like mango. Some notes of citrus as well. Medium carbonation and watery palate. Taste is sweet and fruity with nice notes of citrus and lemon. Medium bitter aftertaste. But quite watery. A bit dissapointing for a beer from Amager Bryghus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgis (341) - - SEP 22, 2015
Intense foam citrus in taste. Mild and balanced Lovely happiness. Cloudy! Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DroolYeast (647) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar in Aalborg. Aroma of citrus, some tropical fruit. Hazy yellow colour, white head, none lasting. Light bitterness, light sweetness. Light body, soapy feel, avg. carbonation, short bitter finish.

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