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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:02

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Triple Dry Hopped Imperial Red Ale


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
0,375 l bottle. Poured murky amber with a small white creamy head. Aromas of a candy sugar, cocoa, alcohol, raisins and herbs. Oily charactew, green leaves, strong alcohol, plum. Sweet because alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OrionBelt (32) - ITALY - OCT 27, 2012
Dark amber - brown color. mouthfell is medium body, rich texture of malt, caramel, alcohol, citrus. Hopping emerges from the malt with arrogance! The finish is bitter and alcohol, especially beer. the only flaw of this beer is the perception that alcohol sip by sip gets more and more pronounced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2381) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 19, 2012
0,375 l bottle, courtesy of Balazs, thanks!
Poured murky amber with a small white creamy head. Aromas of a candy sugar, cocoa, alcohol, raisins and herbs. Oily charactew, green leaves, strong alcohol, plum. Sweet because alcohol. Sweet....

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Nice light brown head. Clowdy darkred color. Warming alcohol, grassy hop aroma with chrystal malts. Sweet liqurish and light sweet caramell taste and lots of fruit and big bitternes that is clean and big body.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1087) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma: A lot of smell in this one, a hoppy haze with sweet grape-fruits, soy sauce, peas and some tea.
Appearance: A clouded light brown, an off-white small head, no lacing and small curtains.
Taste: A sweet bread start, apricots, sherry, even alcohol, bitter grape-fruit seeds.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and smooth, a big body, a small dry finish.
Overall: Not an easy brew, a bit unbalanced.
Note: Bottle 375 ml. Reviewed 2012-01-21.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
37,5 cl Bottle @ RBBSG, courtesy of Travlr. Hazy brown coloured beer with a small white head and some light carbonation. Yeasty trange spicy hinted aroma. Full creamy palate. FInish is sweet alcoholic malty sweet hinted. Clear barley wine. Not my immediate favourite but good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
Dark amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of raisins, cheese, banana, malts and light aceton. Sweet, slight tart flavour, raisins, malts, overripe fruits. Malty, sweet caramel finish, overripe fruit (weeig).
I Agree with Eugene and Tim. This series really appears to be made to drink fresh, age doesn’t quite seem to improve it.
(From 37,5cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Bottle 985/3600. Courtesy of Travlr. Thanks Gene!)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
11/VIII/2012 - 37.5cl bottle @ RBBSG - (2012-893) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle!

Pretty muddy dark brown cloudy beer, small light beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, bit chemical, sugar, caramel, alcohol, some dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet, slick, some alcohol, caramel, dried fruits, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: sugary, some hops, raisins, bit sourish, lemony, more hops, some dark chocolate. It’s good, but you can sense that this was not what they were going for. Agree with Eugene that it must have been a lot better fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
Thx. to Gene for this one // 375 ml. bottle, caged with a plastic cork // love the design on these bottles, simple but... these guys really know marketing // bottled 16.06.2010 // bottle nr. 985 / 3600 // tasted after #1 // age also hasn’t been kind to this one // less exited about this one than # 1 - most seem to have liked this one more // I wasn’t crazy about any of them // murky dark brown with little white head // smells aged, sweet caramel, toffee, lots of spices, hints of hop, rather sweet // tastes of candy, aged, tad plastic, malts, lots of heavy caramel, dried fruits, hint spice and some remnants of hops, warming but not much in the way of booze especially for an 18 % // this series doesn’t appear to have been build to last, probably was more interesting fresh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
@ 2nd RBBSG, thx to Gene!

Head: off white, creamy , small
Colour: hazy brown
Smell: bit of hops, very sweet, very boozey, lots of malts
Taste: sweet boozey start, some hops, a bit of dried fruits, caramel, end is dry, bitter and a bit boozey. better then the 01 but still doesn’t satisfy me price wise ...


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