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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:02

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
Triple Dry Hopped Imperial Red Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 375ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, overriped pale fruit, tobacco, wood, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, aroma is sharp. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, tobacco. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20101021]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours hazy brown with a huge oiff-white head. Aroma is fruity and distinct hoppy. Sweet, distinct hoppy and dry fruity. Lingering fruity and bitter into a persisting dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34234) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, lemon, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemon, alcohol, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The alcohol leaves a burn on the palate and makes the body thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand, thanks Pinball. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grape fruits and pine needles with notes of alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2010
Bottled@fonefan. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some alcohol and some mild bready notes. Flavour is caramel malts, bready malts, some slight bready and fruity notes. Quite nice and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a hazy dark amber with a lacing beige head. The nose has caramel and massive American hops - and BOOZE. Medium body, again caramel, overripe fruits and hops. Massive hop burn in the finish. Not the most sophisticated beer - mainly just a booze blow out. 250810

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23323) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2010
Bottled. Clear nut brown, no head. Sprizy nose with caramel and prunes. Sweet and full bodied, clean mouthfeel. Feels young and quite hoppy. Remians somewhat balanced despite the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
15th June 2010. Cask at Cask & Kitchen. Clear dark amber beer. Light carbonation providing a short lived bubbly tan head. Light crisp palate but has a prescense from the alcohol. Dark toffee malt supports some prickly hops. Piney, orange and a trace of pineapple and then some spice. Finishes with a warming dry alcoholic snap that also delivers more spicy fresh hop. Tingling spirity aftertaste. Decent but not a showstopper. I love big beers but I think this one would have benefitted a lot from being a mere 13% or 14%. A couple of years or more aging probably would not hurt either! I noticed a lot of unfinished glasses of this left around and managed to get fairly wrecked on them!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy of steptin, a huge thanks! Deep golden hue, large off white head, massive lacing. Huge pine forest aroma. Taste is pine, grapefruit, hints of pineapple. Can’t tell there’s alcohol here, let alone 18 percent! Amazing stuff.

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