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Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
09-NOV-2012, From Ølbutikken, @Ulkløbben Meeting, @my place. Golden with lasting off-white head. Fruity and malty and sweet aroma. Citrus, slightly tart taste with still some fruit and malts and less sweet than aroma. Really a strange beast. Quite tasty, but strange. And is this really the regular 77 barrel aged? Can that really raise the ABV that much? Tasted side by side with the regular they are quite different. I certainly prefer this.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of butter and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of butter, wood, and malt, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
shared by yespr. clear yellow ,smooth white head. faint woody note to the aroma, flowery. flavor is sourish, flowery, citrussy.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is butterish and toasted malty. Yoghurt and butterish. Fruity, butterish and toasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Sweet and perfumy whisky aroma. Medium body, malty, flowery hops, slightly tart and then quite some whisky accents. Lightly bitter. A rare barrel aged Lager! 071112

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4115) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog webshop. "Lager" and "barrel" in the same sentence seems tantalizing enough for me to be in a real curious mode when I pop this one open. Pours a deep clear golden bubbly body with a medium, short-lasting white head. Nose is heavy oaky vanilla fudge tones, caramel pudding, butterscotch and toffee with notes of syrup in the back. Sweet indeed! Taste is not so sweet. Instead, a slightly sour berry-like taste comes up front, followed by a burnt sugar-kinda caramel current, wrapped in strong oak and vanilla tones. The barrel has really taken its toll on the strong lager, making the otherwise semi-crisp mouthfeel into a dry, nearly parching finish with some fresh wood and grass notes in the aftertaste. Weird and very original, and not entirely without merit. Perhaps a bit more on the "interesting" than "delicious" side of things, but definitely not bad at all. In fact, I think I like this hybrid from BrewDog.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4526) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
330 ml bottle. Barrel aged lager, WTF. What a crazy idea, probably a bad idea but I like the idea more than the beer. It’s slightly cloudy golden with a small and fast diapering white head. The aroma has caramel, vanilla and some butterscotch. Pretty unusually in the nose. Flavor is sweet and acidic, light malty, oak, vanilla, some bitterness and a hint of butterscotch. Medium body and the aftertaste is just the same weird flavor as the rest of it. Just a bunch of strange flavor without any balance and actually not nice at all. I just love to hate this one.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
O.33l bottle. This is a blurry golden orange one with a small light bubbly and sidesticking off-white head. On the aroma it’s actually a bit sour and acidic. I get woody tones all the way here. Lingonberries, oak, caramel and vanilla. Nice stuff. A bit odd, but nice. In taste it’s really oaky and light sour. A really good carbonation level in a oily mouthfeel. Oaky and caramel, sour vanilla. Some clear booze. Feels a bit spitted - like in all the flavors does some how not manage to combine properly. Lasting warming aftertaste of alcohol, that’s actually quite alright. A different experience. Not sure if I really liked it or not. No wait, I did not particularly like this.. 17.08.2012

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tomethy (33) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Diacetyl. Bit of vanilla on nose. Sour apple. Almost like a Lambic. Not pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1427) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
Aroma: Smelling butter, wood and ripe apples. A sour tone.
Appearance: The brew is clouded amber, has an off-white head that leaves little lacing but has good curtains.
Taste: Starting with sweet bread, toffee, apple vinegar, cask tones.
Palate: Little carbonation, very small bubbles, medium body, a dry sour finish.
Overall: Still don’t really resonate with barrel aged beer, except when it is a RIS or similar. Or the spontaneous gems from Belgium.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. Reviewed 2012-07-06.


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