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armando_otchoa’s Hangover Rasta
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The Hangover Santa has a big succes - so it was renamed: you can get it year around;-)
The beer was brewed as an IRA: india red ale with SRM 17
malts: pale, carared, caraamber, melanoidin
hops: Summit, Chinook, Centennial


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1242) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2014
Draught. Opal reddish amber colour, medium sized yellowish head. Smell ruled by tropical fruits. Tasteing starts with mild caramel and fruits makeing in the middle place for distinct resin, pine and herbs underpainted gently by honey, flowers and alcohol, mouthfeel is slick. Long grapefruit bomb finish escorted by herbs and warming alcohol. Complex and well made.in the regular quality.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aronvarga (300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2014
Tap @ Csak a jó sör. Nearly clear, reddish amber color, medium sized long-life light beige head, moderate piney hoppy aroma, medium body, decent fizziness for me, hoppy bitter and slight sweet malty taste, dry resinous hoppy bitter palate with fruity notes. Well-balanced and easy-drinkable, but I would prefer a little bit more malt in the taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 13, 2014
Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Kinézetre nagyon hasonlít a skót punkok klasszikusához a 5am Saint-hez, viszont annál sokkal kevésbé édeskés, jóval komlósabb,fenyősebb, kiegyensúlyozottabb, veszettül itatja magát. Utóízében sem jelentkezik az a karamellás édesség, mint az említett sörben. Egy baja van neki, nagyon alattomosan tudja elgáncsolni az embert olyan módon, hogy utána állva tud tőle aludni, méghozzá síugró pózban! Megint nagyot alkotott Armando mester!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
Special edition hand-crafted bottle at home, many many thanks to the master brewer armando629 for sending some love to the low countries :-) Poured cloudy, with an amber color and a tan, lacing head. Syrupy sweet nose with fruits like apples, grapes, honey, caramel and spices, but with subtle hints of a bit citrus, hops and alcohol as well, just to balance it all out. First sip brings tons of hops, more hops, and a dry finish of more hops. Almost tarty. Lasting dry, bitter aftertaste. Certainly xmasy in the aroma, but a hardcore bitter IPA baseline. Excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (606) - HUNGARY - DEC 17, 2013
On tap. A bit murky reddish body with a light beige head. Huge caramel notes with toast, honey and piny, citrusy, grassy hops. Taste is like the aroma, only it has mire hop character. It’s very similar to the original Grabanc, but it has more caramel sweetness to it and also more hop flavor and bitterness. Awesome beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zenonn (34) - - DEC 15, 2013
Vörösesbarna színe és hatalmas habja egészen hívogató. Ha csak ennyit nyújtana, már az megérné a csodálatot, de szerencsére azt kapja tőle az mber, amit egy armando főzettől várhat: citrusos-gyantás komlósság és a karácsonyhoz illő malátásság. Tökéletes, mint mindíg.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackheartking (2) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
xmas version of the Grabanc, but not the typical overspiced xmas brew... beautiful reddish color, not too light, not too heavy: really refreshing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunser (55) - HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2013
Világosbarnás-vöröses szín, már amennyire a Csakajósőr hangulatos félhomályában láttam. Piszkosfehér méretes hab, ami lassan apad egy kicsit, de nem tűnik el, az utolsó kortyig kísér. Illata intenzív, benne karamell, citrusok és némi egzotikus gyümölcs. Közepesen szénsavas, selymesen olajos test. Íze lágyan karamelles és gyümölcsös. Utóíze intenzíven keserű, citrushéjas, gyantás és száraz. Jól kiegyensúlyozott sör.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1102) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 reddish mahogany colour, huge, long lasting yellowish head - it appears as a chritmas beer should; aroma of citrusses, mostly grapefruit and orange peel, pine resin, and honey-like maltyness; taste is, as always in case of Armando’s beers, fully dominated by hoppy bitterness (citrussy and piney notes), however maltyness can also be felt; excellent beer for Christmas original score:8/5/9/4/17 - 4.3 re-rated on 17 Jan: ok, maybe I’m a bit biased in case of Armando’s beers (I really appreciate his mission providing us, I mean Hungarian beer-fans, with the highest quality beers from the whole World and brewing amazing beers and I admire his work), but this beer is really perfect...what a pity that it can’t be enjoyed by beer-fans outside Hungary!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackhorn (4) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
On tap at Csakajósör, Budapest. First of all, the foam is simply amazing, very heavy, which is always a good sign. Colour is - what a surprise! - reddish, so with the near-white head you can easily imagine a still drunk liquid Santa lurking in your glass. Then, it must be the yeast, aroma is very reminiscent of Armando’s all-time classic Grabanc. Have to taste it again, obviously, but for the first time the fruity esters produced by this strain were way more dominating than hop aromas, but this is not a negative stuff. Body is robust too, no chance to recognize the 6.5% ABV; you are trapped. The best thing comes at the end: bitterness is heavy but this is needed to balance and clear the malty flavours; to make it simple, it’s perfect, no more words needed. Overall, despite what you expect from an old hangover fella’, I found this drink a well-tuned beer, which easily could be an obvious choice to drink it all night. Not enough you are trapped, finally your grave’s been dug too. Merry Hangover!


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