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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Bitter
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s note: Brewed specifically for the Norwegian market in bottles. Has been available in cask in Britian.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2102) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle from supermarket in Helsinki. Wasn’t really expecting to stumble on this. Red tinged amber pour with a decent beige head. Sweet malt spine with some decent fruity hop lurking to balance things out tidily. Quite satisfying bitterness. Solid effort ,and perfectly drinkable, but probably not a podium finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (3011) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle from www.brewdog.sk

Aroma berries, fruity, hops, a bit earthy. Hazy amber to brown colour, instantly disappearing head. Taste is medium caramel and roasted malt. Light grassy hops. Finish is grassy/earthy hoppy, medium duration. Overall not bad, rather malty taste with a simple bitterness. Certainly not my favourite.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6488) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2012
bel ambrato buon aschiuma piuttosto persistenten leggero malto un tocco fruttato esotico caramello piutosto maltata amaro medio leggero citrrico bella beva

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
In short: A well malted and well hopped citrusy so-called “Bitter” that tastes more like an American APA/IPA. Good beer
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed fresh (probably fresh) one day after purchase in a neighbourhood country (Norway)
The look: Clear red-copper body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Pleasant moderately hoppy nose showing citrusy hops (all kind of citrus fruits) over some sweet malty notes. Aroma is both more malty and more hoppy than I would expect from a 4.5% Bitter. Taste has a candy-like malt sweetness (jelly beans) and red berries along with citrusy and leafy hops with strong resinous character. Well balanced beer with a tasty medium bitterness. With its rather substantial sweet malty body and a generous American style hopping, to me this 4.5% Bitter tasted more like an APA (even an IPA) than a Bitter (current ratebeer style is Bitter). Whatever it is, I enjoyed it, Brewdog can brew some nice session beers, please stop the 40% abv madness. The Alpha Dog is the leader of the pack, the one who gets to mate with all the female dogs of his territory, that’s so cool, I wish I was the Alpha of my area in Montreal, that would be awesome, I would love to have sex with all the female dogs in the area.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - NOV 7, 2012
Buona! Aroma particolare, rossa limpida, sapore fruttato, fragola, poco amara molto stile bitter! retrogusto poco persistente!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4117) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle through a friend. Fruity and sweet smell and taste. Easy to drink and pretty decent considering the low ABV. Doesn’t stand out though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
0,33 l bottle, thanks Armando629! Poured amber-brown with a small creamy tan head. Moderated aroma with light resin, caramel, citrusses. Medium bodied with light caramel, grassy grapefruit bitterness. Drinkable, not a special one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7592) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
Amber-red coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Mix of malty, caramel notes of something hoppy. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish moderate bitter. Something burnt, astringent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (5489) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
nice bread aroma,golden, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1740) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Clear dark amber with a thin lastjng, lacy rather frothy beige head. Smells of dark berries like blackberries. Roasted malt, caramel and way to much hop for a bitter. Watery thin body. Moves it to more like an amber ale with IPA hops in it. Citrus, and hops. Medium oily body. Sweet berry malt start with a light veg and a bitter nutty hop dry finish. Bitter. The finish is rather off.


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