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

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RATINGS: 366   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.


Grovlam's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Large creamy head. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of peach, citrus, fruit, light malt. Over the palate, citrus, mango, fruit and dusty malt. Medium body, average carbonation, light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light fruity and citrus finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (417) - München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
This beer along with the Kaaad were presented to me from a business partner and friend Simon L. (and Tim). What a jewel of the Danish craft scene the Amager beers are. I would not immediately have tasted this to be an American Pale Ale, but the facettes of this beer are evident and also well rounded.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rolfarild (146) - NORWAY - JUL 27, 2015
Deep amber. With a medium head, no lacing. Aroma of fresh malt and honney. Taste malt dominated, floral, honney and dry fruit. Aftertaste of grapefruit and malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (702) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber, with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, foral, maltsbase, orange, strawberry. Taste is tropical fruits, grape, good maltsbase, foral, leading to bitter ending, with notes of pines. This is the stuff, 2-3 Weeks old, damn!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (452) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Cloudy orange with a large aerated white head. Strong tangerine aroma, mango, passionfruit, fresh bread, grassy and floral hops. The taste has the tangerine citrus as well, along with passionfruit, paw paw/papaya, biscuit, with a grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied and easy drinking. Very solid pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergaard (201) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Aroma: tangerine, orange, mango, passion fruit, peach Taste: Juicy grapefruit, tropical fruit, orange Good stuff

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
At mini-tasting in Belgrade. Thanks Alberto! A little darker orange, big creamy head. Tropical fruit aroma, deep. Tingly carbonation, makes beer lighter. Tropical fruit and pineapple. A touch creamy. Not as good as the 1st Amager tonight.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (543) - 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 (497) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (1291) - 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 (1136) - 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.


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