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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Danish: Vi spurgte vores strømlinede marketingsdirektør om, hvilken øl der kunne illustrere dødssynden Grådighed. Efter blot et enkelt sekunds betænkningstid svarede han: ”Hvorfor gør vi ikke bare det samme som alle de store aktører i branchen: vi brygger en røvbillig øl og sælger den til en premium pris. Det er sgu’ da grådighed. ” Vores marketingsdirektør er en klog mand, så naturligvis gjorde vi, som han sagde. Og vi satte endda et billede af ham på etiketten. Øllen endte så faktisk ret ok. Det er en helt regulær sydtysk pilsner uden så meget pjat. Håber I kan li’ den – det ku’ vi.
Vi er ikke stolte over at være syndere, men i det mindste er vi åbne omkring det...

English: We asked our smartass marketing director what beer would be a good choice for the sin of Greed. He only pondered for a sec and then said: “We should simply do as all the big players do: make a cheapass beer and sell it at a premium prize – that’s greed for you alright”. Our marketing director is a smart guy, so of course we did what he said. We even put a picture of him on the label. The beer however turned out pretty badass. It’s a straight up German Pilsener without any fuss. Dig it – we do.
We’re not proud to be sinners, but at least we’re open about it…

Brewed from pilsener malts, Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops and a Southern German lager yeast.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (BB Aug 2014). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (sourdough), with light notes of sulfur, melon rind, kumquat. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. It’s odd that Amager doesn’t advertise this as a Kellerbier, because that is precisely what this is...Franconian lager is something I’ve been particularly saturated in this year, having spent over a month across two separate trips in that region (including just two weeks ago), and visited a couple of times in previous years as well. And this smells *identical* to the unfiltered lagers of that area...if it were poured in a random village south of Bamberg I wouldn’t remark on it being unusual in any way from the next...and best of all, it’s an unflawed example (which *is* notable even for Franconia)...no DMS, diacetyl, etc. Really well done and authentic. If they were really going for a "straight up pilsner" well...they failed in that, I suppose, but they got lucky in making a nicely textured, balanced, and aromatic Kellerbier. Bravo!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 2/XI/13 - 50cl bottle @ Greet’s place - BB: VIII/15 (2013-1032) Thanks to Johan L. for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy pale yellow beer, irregular aery white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: hay, grains, stable, cow fodder, little sweet. Very German impression. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: lots of grains, hay, bit of toast, pretty bitter, cow fodder. Aftertaste: bitter, raw grains, hay, stable, bitter ending.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
17th November 2013
Hazy gold beer with a decent white head. Palate is crisp and dry. Minerals. Dry malt. Peppery spice. Little citrus and dry seltzer. Dry finish. Dull and dry. Really wants something more to bring it alive. I want something more - is that greedy?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle. Unclear golden body, white head. Malty aroma with piney hops and grass. Dry and crisp taste, malt and bittering hops, slightly fruity. Very clean taste, though a bit onedimensional. A pretty standard pilsner with a bit more hops added, like the label says.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Tap at Borefts ’13, 28/09/13. Hazed light golden with a thin off white head. Nose is pale malts, light citric waft, sugars, toasty resonance, grassy. Taste comprises toasted malts, grass, citrus fruit, sugars, light caramel, corn. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp clean finish. Decent pils.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3382) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
On tap @ Borefts 2013. Light cloudy and golden in the glass with a small bright white small sidestickibg head. Smells of soft wet grains with a little bit of citrus and citrus peel. Ehm, not to amazing really. Soft and thin on the mouthfeel with a average carbonation level. Thin and watery flavors also. Again, it’s something grainy and wet that drags it a bit down. Walterd down citrus with a good not to greedy bitterness. All in all its not a bad beer at all, and I applaud the idea but I don’t really fancy this beer all that much. A bit dull. 27.09.2013

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2131) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Small creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish grainy, light malts, grass, wet hay, leafs. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, wet hay, grass, weeds, cardboard. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Boring.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1408) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
Smell very pilsner malt. Very special beer with a sweet taste and citrus. Long aftertaste. But this is one of the better beer I drank. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Tap @ Borefts 2013. Blonde, hazy. Grass and butter in both aroma and flavor. Bready, fizzy. Not really a success.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sparf (120) - Östersund, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Svag, lite smörig doft med blommig gräsarom som dominerande doft. Standardtrist färg med lätt disighet. Ok konsistens och varaktighet på skummet. Smaken är kantig och obalanserad med inslag av kokta grönsaker och sötma. Beskan är skarp och inte alls trevlig. Halvfyllig, lite oljig kropp med för mycket kolsyra. Eftersmaken fortsätter på samma sätt. Vattnig och otrevlig beska.


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