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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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bottle & keg,special
#Mashtag 2014 - a beer for the people, by the people.
The #Mashtag concept is simple. We invited the public to vote on each aspect of the brew, from hops to malt to the special twist and even the label design, and from the thousands of possibilities this presented, the result is an imperial red ale, brewed with copious speciality malts, a global blend of hops, and blood orange, lemon peel and orange peel.
On the nose, there’s a riot of citrus, in many forms, from orange pith to lemon zest, via lime juice and even lemongrass. Fresh, bright resinous notes blend with light toasty malt aromas.
The palate is intense with toffee, with tiny hints of tobacco smoke coming through in little bursts, but the star attraction is an all-out bitter orange avalanche. A slightly psychotic, orange-that-thinks-it’s-a-grapefruit character builds upon and intensifies the hop bitterness, squaring up against the rich sweet malt base. The result is a huge red ale with a drinkable quality you’d expect in a beer half this strength.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanVah (142) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Pĺ fat @ Brew Dog Bar. Mörk rödbrun färg. Doftar tropiska frukter. Smakar karamell med en bra beska.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
olsentho (11) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
On tap at Sorbon, Brommaplan. Dark red colour. Nice head. Carameltaste with a bit if a punch. Nice one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3387) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle: Pours dark reddy brown with an off-white head. Aroma with intensive citrus notes, lemon peel, oranges and lemongrass.. Some maltiness and roasted malt. Flavor is malty, sweetish, light alcoholic with raisins and toffee, followed by fruitiness of oranges. Hops in the end with mainly resin, herbs and bitter hops. Alcohol very well hidden and very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Clear deep amber color, average off white head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, caramel, dark fruits. Creamy texture. Unfortunately, alcohol is quite obvious. Overall, still very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
30.08.2014, tap @ UNA Bryggeri & Pub:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, leafs, bark, caramel malts, sap, wet hops, harsh grass, dried fruits, minerals. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, leafs, harsh hops, minerals, sap, bark, pine needles, dried fruits, soap, caramel malts, hay, soil. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2718) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark reddy brown with a medium head. Aroma is piney hops, orange, caramel and alcohol. Taste has sticky caramel to start with a sweet, piney hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
On tap @ Una, Bergen. Pours a dark hazy coppery brown body with a large off-white head. Nose is dark malts, caramel, grass, resinous herbs and hints of bread and nuts. Taste is caramel, minty herbs, red fruits, pine, hints of grains and syrup. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice strong hoppy ale from BrewDog

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (697) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur rousse presque rosé, mousse onctueuse et effervescence bien présente, une attaque en bouche sur le fruit de la passion trčs trčs intense, puis sur le côté houblonné citronné et litchi vraiment excellente.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luser2000 (42) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 26, 2014
Kellemes meglepetés volt, mert gyengébb összhatásra számítottam. Nekem ízlett: kellemes aroma, szép sötét szín.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
haraldhardrada (36) - HUNGARY - AUG 26, 2014
It is again a big nothing from Brwedog. Pure head and aromas like nothing. Yoy feel overall the alcohol. This beer doesn’t hint at strongness it is pure alcohol. Palate is bad like a shoot in the beer. I don’t like it and I wouldn’t suggest to prove.


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