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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:14

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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1601) - Røros, - 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4505) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
I hate these plastic corks... Pours very unclear amberbrown. Small like foam. Smell is rich, fruity, sweet, toffee, very intense! Taste is sweet, rich fruityness. Some alcohol warmth, yet its very well hidden. Has many aspects of a Barleywine! Some wood, some spice side to it as well. Very interesting taste, with a lot going on of which I am not even capable of beginning to describe. Low carbo, but not too low ( unlike many other AB beers ) Very nice mouthfeel ( bit sticky ) . All and all , a very good beer ! Unlike my expectations ( i was afraid this was going to be ’not my thing’ given the style ) I am totally in love with this one. Great beer ! , dangerously drinkable. It even reminds me of mikkeller’s beer for the kulminator... Which is miles appart stylewise ( and even ABV wise ) but still, it has similar tasteaspects.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (420) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 28/03/2015. Bottle on: 10/06/13. Botlle: 2612 of 9992 Color cobrizo, saor dulce, caramelo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7616) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Low fluffy whie lasting head. Hazy brown body. Mild and sweet candy sugar fruity aroma. Mild and fruity flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Well balanced and alcohol is well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7385) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours hazy golden orange with a offwhite head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, caramel, oak, sweet ripe fruit, banana, wood, alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet, wheat, ripe fruit, banana, wood, boozy. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with lots of alcohol. 300415

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (20758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy copper / amber, minimal head. Sugary nose with banana, caramel and lingonberry jam. Super sweet with heavy body and syrupy mouthfeel. Oaked lingonberry jam with saccharine and syrup on top. Burning sweetness dominate the finish. Another messy Abstrakt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2522) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2015
375ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. March 2015.
BBD: not noticed, but for sure within expiry time.
A nice, smooth, barley-wine character beer, little wheat notes detected, caramel, roasty, wood, liquor. Quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: caramel, port wine, overripe banana. Appearance: hazy amber, fine head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, banana, light citrus, alcohol, heavy body. Overall: excellent Weizenbock, heavy sweet, nicely complex. Bottle at the brewery, Ellon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmyohane (70) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 19, 2015
Aroma has quite a lot of alcohol. Also some pear and banana. Pours black with a miniml head that leaves some lacing. Taste has heavy sweetness and light bitterness. A lot of malts that remind Finnish rye bread and easter time dessert mämmi. Full body with soft carbonation. Sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
5.12.2013. Banaania ja toffeeta tuoksussa, maku hieman liian makea, maussa myös toffeeta ja banaania ja jtn muuta mitä ei saa mieleen. Hieman liian makea, ei hintansa väärti.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3990) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
Hazy Amber brown color. Big clovely nose with oak and lots of bananas. Very intense. Big thick mouth, tons of cloves and bananas. Very estery. Big clovey finish. Very big bit a bit cloying and too sweet. Ok.


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