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Brewed by BrewDog
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle.Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla, sour berries, malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and sour with a big vanilla punch, some oak, malt and oak. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla and wood. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a kind of sour, woody, vanilla finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. It pours a lightly hazy body, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. Vanilla, butterscotch and some fruityness in the aroma. A touch of alcohol too. Medium body, lightly acidic on the palate. Pleasant carbonation. Butterscotch and vanilla in the flavor too, quite fruity, and with a nice bitterness. Lightly acidic in the far end. Well, in a strange way it’s an interesting beer, but it’s not a beer I could have a few of. Hence the low score. 121017

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4782) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
Golden colour with a small white head. Malty and fruity aroma. A bit sweet and fruity flavour. Solid malt background. Not to much alcohol in the flavour either. Nice.
[Bottle from a trade with Gunnar]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2357) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2012
0,33 l bottle from the BrewDog webstore. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is malts, fruits and alcohol. Flavor is malts and alcohol mostly. Pretty decent strong lager.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, strawberry jam - strawberry porridge, wood, butter. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120915]

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear orange coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, oak and yogurt with notes of butterscotch. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, butterscotch and yogurt with notes of hops. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1545) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 4, 2012
33cl bottle from cervezalandia. Golden hazy color. Thin to medium head. Medium carbonation. Low to medium bitterness. Caramel, wood, hop, fruity aroma which makes it nearly an IPA. This is good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2012
33cl bottle from Geers, batch#118, BB 17-04-2013. Dorée, fin blanche. Arôme est légèrement boisé laissant de fines notes de vanille avec ce côté de raisin blancs, et chêne français? Le tout garde ce bouquet de lager de par la levure mais aussi cet aspect maïs. Palais garde pour moi ce profile fruité raisin blanc presque de Sauterne, le tout est réchauffant surtout pour n’être que 7.7%, pas mal de notes citronnées, picotement au palais avec une fini boisé persistant qui se retrouve un peu trop sur la dominance. Profile malt est dans le style pils-pâle avec une levure lager rappelant bien le style et ce côté finement maïs. Pas mauvaise, mais où est vraiment l’intérêt de cette barrique.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbeatty (1070) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle, 09/30/2012. Pours reddish amber, sparkling, thin frothy white head. Aroma is light whiskey with mild caramel and vanilla notes, honey, some straw malts peaking through, lager yeast. Taste is sweet, buttery, jarring combination with rough-like lager grains, dry mild bitter finish, boozy. Light body. Doesn’t quite work for me.


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