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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:01

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Made with the yeast from a bottle of Westvleteren 12, aged with vanilla beans. Only available in 375ml bottles with black plastic corks. Limited to 3200 bottles.

igniztion's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 375ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours a very dark cloudy amber with tan, diminishing head. Aroma is noticably alcohol, ripe plum, . Taste is very sweet, almost no bitterness at all, lasting sweetness and alc. Medium to full body, thin to oily, very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle shared at the Commons, from a lucky dip on reluctant scoopers charity draw, 09/11/14 #1847/3200. Hazed orange amber with moderate off white spotting and edgeing. Nose is dark fruit rinds, dates, earthy, woody, bitter citric notes. Taste comprises mellow fruits, dark toffee, vanilla, spice, raisens, prunes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light alcohol. Ok quad, fairly mellow and easy drinking but no game changer. Perhaps hasn’t aged well ? Not bad - just nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1735) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle shared by Colin. Thanks! A: Cloudy brown, thin head, some lacing. N: Caramel, phenols, vanilla, toffee, and a lot of oxidation. T: Age shows itself again here. It’s sweet but starting to break down and I’m getting a fair amount of oxidation. M: Medium body, alcohol is well hidden. O: I like the concept behind it; wish I could have tried it a long time ago when it was fresher.It’s still tasty, but it should be drunk soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9555) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pous copper, fruity nose, grapes? Sweet fruity, vanilla died off fairly quickly when aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tasted at a vertical tasting of the first six abstracts released. Bottles from Systembolaget. More fun experiment than good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Taster from 37.5cl bottle. It pours a deep amber colour with no head. Maybe a small ring of beige bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet and bold with big notes of brandy and vanilla. Caramel and tobacco notes. Taste is sweet with some minor drying feeling from the yeast in the finish. Notes of caramel, vanilla, alcohol, brandy. Mouthfell is quite creamy with soft carbonation. Good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
we tried 4 Brewdog Abstract’s (01, 02, 10, 11) yesterday, the standout was the Abstract 01.This barley wine poured a slightly cloudy brown. Vanilla & westie XII yeast notes in the aroma with a medium to full body. A slightly boozy, maple, vanilla, sweet caramel & molasses beer with a touch of nuttyness. This was a fantastic barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (bottle #3162). Pours dark amber with a lot of sediment and a tiny white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour is caramel, dark fruits, sugar, and yeast – with an alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Pale straw, wink of sandy head. Hug of ripened banana skin scraping nose, slight woody applewood slap. Sweet enough but loose from oxidation doesn’t pummel the palate. Silky with a wee crunch of herb on the finish.

Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (866) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
no carb, slippy , ok, not much complexity or development or aftertaste .thin not much else. light heat, some nice fruit at the very end does improve

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4535) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of grass and grain. Taste is of grass, malt and citrus.

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