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Amager / Three Floyds Arctic SunStone

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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: American Pale Ale
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Danish: Solstenen er særdeles omdiskuteret blandt lærde arkæologer. For havde vikingernes navigatører virkelig et sådant redskab, der kunne afgøre hvad der var øst, og hvad der var vest - selv på en overskyet dag? Det har vi valgt at tro på! Her mange år senere var en solsten dog ikke nødvendig, da Amager Bryghus blev invaderet fra vest af noget som I udpræget grad lignede amerikanske efterkommere af vikingerne. Chris Boggess og Barnaby Struve fra Three Floyds Brewing i Munster, Indiana ankom ikke med skumle motiver om hævn men derimod med en meget højlydt King Diamond på deres bærbare mp3-afspiller. Dette var ikke en dag til slagsmål eller hævndrab men til ølbrygning. Og brygget det blev der. Den bløde og nærmest skræmmende letdrikkelige Arctic SunStone er beviset på, at selv vikingekrigere kan have en mere blid og imødekommende side.

English: The sunstone - much disputed among scholars. Did the Viking navigators really have such a tool that would help them point out what was east and what was west - even on a less than sunny day? We certainly believe so. Many years later no sunstone was needed when Amager Bryghus was invaded by what very much looked like Viking ancestors of American descent. Hailing from Munster, Indiana, Chris Boggess and Barnaby Struve of Three Floyds Brewing arrived not with a vengeance but with very loud King Diamond on their portable mp3 player. This was not a day for slaughter but for brewing. And brew we did. The mellow and dangerously quaffable Arctic SunStone is proof that even Viking warriors can have a more subtle side to them. All hail to Three Floyds.

Ingredients: Water. Malts: Pale, Munich, Melanoidin. Hops: Tomahawk, Citra, Centennial, Simcoe. Yeast: UK-ale.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
Hazy amber color, big white head. Sweet aroma of tropical fruits, caramel, malt, citrus, pine and hops. Dry sweet taste with medium bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Nice juicy and refreshing ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (179) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
It is a beautiful golden pale ale brewed in cooperation with Three Floyds, as you know, repeatedly voted the world’s best beer. It has a very delicious aroma hops that flavor translates into citrus and exotic fruits like passion, pineapple and peach. Palate is hops strong but also very balanced with malt where fresh grain and light caramel can be found. Very well balanced and accurate pale ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (1245) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 2, 2015
On tap @Arte&Sana (Malaga). Pours cloudy amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, light hops traces, pine, lemon, grapefruit. Flavour is sweet with a mild bitter end. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Boring...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1040) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at the Mini Tasting with Vlada and Matt at Beerville Beer shop Belgrade Serbia.15.05.2015.Grazie for this bottle ippopotamo36 budalo.Pour it orange color with medium white head.On the nose tangerine. Taste and aroma of grassy, grapefruit, orange peel, too much carbonation and kick of bitterness in one specific point.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1270) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. Hops, fruity, slightly citrusy and sweet / Lupulo, afrutado, ligeramente citrico y dulce.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3449) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Tresciwe piwo ze spora piana ale srednio trwala, kremowa i ladna. Spore zmetnienie pomaranczowo brzoskwiniowa barwa. Piwo pachnie dojrzalym ananasem pomarancza i mandarynkami. W smaku bardzo slodowe, goryczkowe i kwiatowe. Tresciwe i sycace, sprawia lekko wrazenie przyciezkawego i nawet przypomina mi imperial ipa. Koncowka wytrawna i dluga.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Grapefruit, peach, and mango with quite a malty backbone. Some caramel notes. Great balance. This bottle wasn’t fresh but, the flavors seemed to really hold up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1986) - - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy orange gold with a web of white head. Grapefruit, pear and peach with some floral notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1700) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
Dunkel mørk gyllen farve med høyt lys beige skum som avtar. Lukt av karamell, rosin, grapefrukt og blomster. Smak av karamell, tropisk frukt og grapefrukt . Fruktig og lett karbonert. Vinmonopolet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours cloudy gold with a big frothy white top and good lacing. Aroma is a little stale, thats on me I believe but a great aroma of grapefruit, mango hops. Taste is a big bitterness that lingers on the tongue, sweet grains balance it very well. Finish has a touch of yeast.


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