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Fanø Batch 400 Imperial Vestkyst (Kunstner Øl No. 5)
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Brewed by Fanø Bryghus
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Nordby, Fanø, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Imperial IPA based on the popular Vestkyst pale ale. Hopped with Simcoe, Cascade, Citra, Amarillo.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Pours a hazy golden orange with a slightly tanned, creamy head leaving plenty of lacings. Aroma is heavy caramel-malty, some pine and resin and mild herbal notes. Taste is malty caramel at first, then into light harsh resin-ish bitterness. Rounds of rather balanced, but with a slight twang of alcohol. Medium carbonation and medium to full bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2033) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 02.08.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet fruity, light malts, hops, dried fruits, caramel, leafs, citrus peel, dough, grass. Taste is slightly dry grassy, light malts, pine needles, bark, leafs, grass, cardboard, citrus peel. Longlasting harsh bitterness. Not my kind of beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber with a small good lacing off white head. Bread, caramel, fruity, toffee, gooseberry, peach. Taste is medium sweet and medium/heavy bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Ends quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1973) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, big beige head. Smells of pine cones, grapefruit, resins, caramel and malts. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, citrus zests, honey and pine. Oily texture. Heavy bitter, resins and pine. Lovely double IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, grapefruit, malt. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, fruit, peaches, pine, grapefruit. Full body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2013
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours slightly hazy amber with a nice, off-white head. Hoppy and malty aroma with pine, caramel, tropical fruits, citrus and some spicy notes. Hints of tutti frutti after a while. Medium sweet with caramel malty and nice hoppy flavours and a quite solid bitter finish with notes of pine and grapefruit. Medium+ body with fairly average carbonation. Bitter and fairly long aftertaste. Quite delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy red/amber with a mostly lasting and lacing frothy/creamy off-white medium head. Aroma is bread, caramel, grass, cheese, berries, resin, pine, herbal, dried fruit and a little peach. Taste is moderate+ sweet and bitter. Body is medium+, texture is creamy/oily, carbonation is soft+. Finishes quite hoppy and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5226) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle from vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours cloudy dark golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is strong bitter hops, resiny and pine,still enough malty body for balance,dry herbal bitter end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Pours cloudy amber with a dense white head. Aroma is malt, heavy peach, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, heavy peach, citrus, grapefruit and light grass.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rane (876) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber with pale brown head. Aroma citrus malts, some detegent. Taste way too bitter. I know it´s a DIPA, but when the bitterness gets so overpowering that you don´t taste anything else, then I´m not impressed. For me a good DIPA should have a malty body as well. Finish very long and very bitter.


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