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


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

andrepintado's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1469) - Lisbon, - JUL 6, 2013
50cl bottle thank to Papsoe. Cloudy clear gold color with thin to medium white head. Carbonation is nice and soft. Lovely aroma! Herbs, tropical fruit, hop aroma. This is truly an indian pale ale with a lager yeast. Good job Henrik!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 06.2015. Pours slightly hazy straw-golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, lemon, tropical fruits. Flavor is tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, some malt. Overall: very nice, light but not watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1101) - ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Slightly hazy golden yellow, white head. Fruity nose, mild hoppy and sweet notes. Flavor is hoppy, malts, fruit, bubblegum. Hoppy, grapefruity finish. Light bodied, but not watery. Does not come off as lager-y. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2791) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 12, 2014
500ml bottle. Pale golden color. Small size, white head, stays. Mild pine, sweet, fruity, some citrus in aroma. Fruity, sweet, caramel, mild pine in taste. Some spicy hops in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Slightly slick, but sweet mouthfeel. It’s bit warm, but still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 10, 2014
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) - shared by Marduk, thanks!
Spicy aroma, pleasantly hoppy. Fairly watery palate, some resiny bitterness immediately coats the mouth. Simple light grains in the taste. Undergrowthy bitterness. Full flavoured, but not crisp enough for me to really like. Just a lager with some slightly out-of-place hopping. Give me a Czech pilsner instead please. Feels bigger than 5% even though it’s not actually boozy at all. Could be the sweetness perhaps?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scarab (36) - - OCT 1, 2014
If we’re talking about the style - this one is the best premium lager I’ve ever drunk. Great fruity aroma and refreshing taste. Perfect!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cool_Bond (1492) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
A wonderful aroma of tropical fruits. The taste is also amazing tropical fruits. Celestial good after taste that bitterness is just enough to fill the mouth forever. Easy to drink lager beer that does not at all feel like a lager beer. Would probably tell about this beer on a hot summer day to drink it. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2007) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Light copper, big white head. Smell of mandarin, spice, zests, some grapefruit and light malts. Moderate sweet, citrus, some fruits, still quite clean, medium bitter, resins in the tail Nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
7stern (398) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Light golden, hazy. High carbonation. Fruity, fresh and grassy aroma. Peach and citrus taste, some spices. Bitter but rather light body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
On tap at Crowbar, september 9th 2014. hazy yellow body, small white head. Thin body, making for an easy drinking refreshener. Hoppy aroma of herbs, apricot, cat pee. Taste is very similar, dry and crisp, grapefruit, with a somewhat metallic fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tselloufc88 (152) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Keg at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Aroma is of citrus, some gooseberry. Can definitely smell the citra hops in this one. Taste is pretty clean, some citrus on the palate and a nice malt preference. Not too bitter. Easy going stuff and a nice hoppy lager. If only all lager tasted like this?

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