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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:03

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Fruit Beer
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
An Imperial Ale aged in whisky casks for over 2 years with bucketloads of strawberries and raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours muddy red-orange with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has strawberries, raspberries, vinious, oaky. Medium carbonation, dry mouthfeel. Mild fruity, very fresh flavour, lots of raspberries, marzipan, vinious, warming. A bit too alcohol-sharp for its own good. Long, lingering sharpish finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jvhemert (375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2011
AROMA: overpowering fruitiness APPEARANCE: somewhere between amber and golden? Clear, no head TASTE: heavily sour PALATE: medium body, thin feel, lively OVERALL: not my kind of beer, the sour taste is far too overpowering and the additional fruitiness does not help to improve this. Went down the drain...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. They say third time’s a charm and I was really hoping the third Abstrakt beer would be the first decent one, my experiences with the previous two did not in any way justify the price tag. I had been warned that this beer is prone to foaming over when opened, and it did, a lot. Anyhow, the aroma was apparent instantly. Loads of sweet raspberry and strawberry, finally an Abstrakt that delivers what it promises. Pours a reddish, clear colour with a thin white foam that goes away quickly, beautiful looking beer. Taste is interesting, very interesting, sweet and fruity, very. Slight sour flavour as well. Mouthfeel is thin, almost watery and almost flat, a little fizz, but perhaps this is due to the foaming over. In all, interesting beer and the first enjoyable Abstrakt for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2011
Aroma: Fresh strawberries and raspberries, some seed character. Taste: Strawberries, raspberries, blackberry, sour gooseberries, some hop bitterness, a hint of whiskey, boozey, yeasty Mouthfeel: That boozyness lingers and i don’t like it. Otherwise, quite dry, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2011
375ml bottle, No.2347, topped with a black cork and a wire cradle, bought at Cornelius in Edinburgh in Dec. 2010. Gave a good shot with smoke when opened. Partially gushing, but I had the glass ready so nothing was spoiled. Amber coloured body with sediments floating around. Beige, bubbly head. Smell of canned strawberries. The flavour develops from strawberries to raspberries added by caramel malts. Tart and sweet. Refreshing and dangerously easy to drink (shared with Finn at a session in Tromsø, 29.06.2011).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24920) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2011
Bottled@Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Deep rubyish amber colour with a mediumsized white head. Fountain warning when opening. Aroma is a lot of strawberries, raspberries along with some spices and mild wooden and vanillaish notes. Flavour is quite similar, but also has rather much alcohol in it as well. Quite nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle 2786/3200. BEWARE, EXTREME GUSHER. The Eyafjällajökull of beer. Copper pour with some off white head. Aroma has lots of strawberries and raspberries, concentrated berry juice, yoghurt, caramel, wine gums, some alcohol, hints of citrus and white wine. Taste has the lot of whisky of which there was no sign in the aroma. Alcohol, raspberries, strawberries, black currant and candy after that. Hints of caramel and wood. Very differently tasting from the aroma. Too bad to pay 20 bucks for a beer and lose half the bottle to gushing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (2177) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
Huge GUUUSH.. allmost half of the beer was lost.. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is candy like strawberry and rasberry, sweet vinous notes, light alcohol, sweet orange and some jelly gum. Taste is woody whiskey notes, sour fruity notes, some strawberry, rasberry and some wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Taster from bottle, at Brewdog event at the Rake, 7th Sept 2010. Bright orange with little to no head. Nose has tart raspberry and strawberry with a slightly oxidised edge. Definite contrast between the sour strawberry and the tart, fresher raspberry flavours. There is toasted marshmallow and other whisky & oak flavours here too. The strong alcohol is present but held in check for a balanced finish. I definitely prefer this to the base Zephyr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2011
37.5cl bottle at home. Strawberry yogurt aroma with lots of strawberries and raspberries on the nose. The taste is very similar and is very balanced. The strength cannot be tasted. The palate is quite oily but it does not detract from the beer. I’d love to see how the fruit will change over time with this brew.

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