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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:14

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


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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

bergstaden's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1766) - RÝros, - MAR 31, 2014
Hazy amber with a low white head - huge wood and vanilla aroma - The wood and the vanilla olso dominates the taste, but there is some hints of malts in the back - Finish is again all wood and vanilla - Interersting and nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11529) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
375ml bottle (300e of overpriced beer tasting) (Alus Celle, Riga)
Smells old and aged, a bit oxidised, but it gets better as it warms. Tops pour was clear, and that had some acetone. Taste of that is quite raisiny. Cloudier one had even more raisins, but more of a bread pudding melange. A little sticky, but not heavy or boozy, and at 10.2% thatís worth crediting it an extra point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11411) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malty caramelly soft spicy nutty aroma. Very sweet, nutty flavor with caramel, hints of cognac and dried fruit. Milk chocolate. Hardly any carbon. Alcohol totally hidden. Hardly recognizable as a weizenbock, but well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (4226) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Deep dark amber color. Sweet, caramel, spicy, clove, orange peel in aroma. Sweet, caramel, faint clove, ginger in taste. Complex and multi-layer taste. Sweet gingerbread in aftertaste. Despite of being way too sweet itís very well done. Enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1949) - ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
Clear orange amber beer, has gone flat. Nose is caramel, oak, vanilla, spice. Flavor is vanilla, caramel, booze, spice, oak, sticky sweetness. Hoppy notes in the finish with more sticky sweetness and booze. Lingering caramel, herbal hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 15 Sep 2014 -- I love this style, and this is an interesting (but delicious) take on it. Well done brewdog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutjunkie (50) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Pours brown like sweet sherry with minimal carbonation and no head to speak of. Smells of liquorice and slightly woody. Tastes sweet, caramel and slightly dry after taste. Very thick on the palate, almost like food. Not sure this has any liking to a weizenbock iíve ever had. strange flavour. undecided on whether i actually like this one or not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1055) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
37.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is hazy rusty brown, head is flat, minimal lacing. Nose is brown sugar, red wine, light coffee liqueur. Flavor is wine, toast, light smoke, spices, dried fruits, wood. Heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour. Finish is short lasting light roasty bitter, light sweet sour, hint of alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Quite sweet therefore a bit heavy, very interesting and unique, but as itís too sweet itís not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1313) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle, many thanks to madmitch76, cheers ken! Bottle number 8565 of 9992 to toast Lucy leaving Brewdog Bar Bristol and going to Cloudwater. Poured into my EurHop festival glass. Dark murky colour, looks like sewage water, and also caramel colour too. Not good. Aroma is booze, toffee, bannoffee pie, sweet malts, alcohol and oak and wood. Taste is caramel, toffee pudding/pie, licorice, nectar, honey, some Simcoe bite and booze. A little too much crystal and too much booze on the finish. An interesting style and a good attempt at copying it but not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1803) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
375ml bottle at home. Hazy dark brown with a small soapy tan head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Very sweet with some bitter tones. Raisin, caramel, malts, dried fruits, spices and wheat. A tasty full flavoured brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12986) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
KōLF 281214. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, driwed fruits. Flavour is dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, banana, toffee, vanilla, hop, spices. Full body. Very nice beer.

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