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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:14

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Weizen Bock
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, special series
AB:14 is the latest release in our Abstrakt series and is an oak aged Imperial Weizenbock. Expect a big, bold mouth-feel backed by some powerful banana, caramel, toffee, vanilla and spicy hits woven together with some classic weizen notes. All balanced by an eclectic yet bizarrely balanced variety of hops from America (Simcoe) the Czech (Saaz) and the UK (Bramling Cross).
The beer is at 10.2% ABV and has been aged on toasted French oak chips. As close to bannoffee pie as a beer can taste. Seriously.
This beer was the brainchild of our German Lead Brewer Franz. - See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article/impending-liquid-anarchy-some-upcoming-beers#sthash.Fvn7kB0i.dpuf


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Beautiful hazy amber liquid . Aroma is interesting with fruit, berries, sweet aromas like brown sugar and caramel - but here the magic stops. The taste is to "boozy", the alcohol just takes over. The only other element is the sweetness and it becomes to much.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enteogenisk (125) - Blsta, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 375 ml. Bottle 10297 of 10500, bottled almost exactly three years ago. Pours orangey red/brown with a super fine whitish yellow foam that is so well integrated in this drink. The bouquet is very big, filling my large glass with ease giving off strokes of chocolate, raisins, dried apricots, vanilla and some nuts. Taste is like liquid raisins and dates. I think this bottle is a bit passed it?s golden days, the hops has withered a bit. But it is a very full and medium+ complex brew. Looking forward to try the other AB?s!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle, 2013. Pours clear reddish Amber, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is boozy, vanilla, toffee, oak. Flavor is quite sweet, light bitter, oak, toffee, hints of clove, sherry. Medium body, lingering bitterness. No longer much of a weizenbock, but what it has become is interesting in its own right.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Night_Cap (57) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle 330ml (2013). Served at room temperature. Pours a deep mahogany. Head is small, off white and quickly dissipates. Aroma is immensely complex and rich; fine cognac, fruitcake, burnt toffee, caramelized dates, overripe figs, dark cherries, maple syrup, vanilla, oak and Christmas spices. Flavour is extremely rich and smooth with virtually no bitterness at all; fine cognac, sticky stewed figs (strong), muscatels, Christmas pudding, golden syrup, burnt toffee sauce, rancio notes and oak. Full bodied with very soft carbonation, a syrupy texture and a long, warming finish. ABV is very well hidden. Not what I was expecting at all!!! A truly superb winter warmer in every sense!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12763) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle [from trade with Scopey I think, thanks Paul!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Judyvv. Red-brown color, quickly disappearing off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweet, sweetish alcohol, some dark sugar, lightly bitter in the finish. Not bad, but its not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ joes. Brown colour with no head. Smells raisins, sweet, overripe fruit, barley wine. Tastes appelstroop, syruppy, sweet, barley wine, oak. Full body, soft carbo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget bought a few years ago. Cloudon dark amber with almost no head. Very sweet in both aroma and flavour. Sherry-like flavour with wooden notes and fruity fudge.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
An orange-brown body with no head. The nose is a bit of a masterpiece featuring raisins, brandy, plums, brown sugar and toffee malts. The taste is all that and more - a deep mixture of raisins, leather, toffee, banana, ripe dark berries, tobacco, candied fruit and a nice booze burn. It is very full bodied and rich with a slight sweet stickiness. They dont stand out, but there are hops under all those layers of taste holding the whole thing up. Although there is no head, there is a slight effervescent effect which helps mitigate the sweetness. A real treat.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (1087) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2015
From 0,375l bottle, nmr.:1872/9992 Bottled on 10/06/13 Pours cloudy amber red liquid, minimal tan head, Aroma: rich banana, candy, gingerbread, warming alcohol, raisins, candied plums/ plum jam, griotte cherry, wood, spices, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, gingerbread, lemon peel, candy, raisins, banana, Palate: full body, soft carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel, long sweet aftertaste, Overall: excellent liquid, enjoyed, full bodied, thick, oily, layered, complex, warming, winter period, fruity, jam, gingerbread, easy drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (961) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2015
Hazy pale brown with no head. Nose is fruits, nuts. Aromas are dark fruits, candi, caramel, barley wine note. Low carbonation, oily texture. Long sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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