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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, I get grapefruit, orange, peach, resin and pine, caramel, toffee and sweet malt. The flavor follows the nose but has that old hop tea leaf flavor, again grapefruit and orange, resin and pine with caramel and sweet malt. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a tasty DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Flowers and pine. Long great heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (674) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Mørk gylden med medium høyde på skummet. Aroma av malt, humle, furu og grapefrukt. Smaken er passe bitter, med bra med malt i bakgrunnen. Grapefrukt og furu. Søt og bitter. God bitter ettersmak. Medium/tykk konsistens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3039) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
33 cl bottle from Kvadrat. Pours a deep hazy golden body with a fingerthick tanned head that leaves dense lacing on the glass wall. Nose is resiny, salty sprucy and with sweet honey, malty notes underneath. Pungent and full bodied with a lasting alco warmth. Malt sweetness, and lasting resin bitterness. A hint of green apples. I might have kept this for too long, although it’s pretty good to drink, I had hoped for more hop aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1652) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
lys brun litt tåkete med hvitt skum som ligger lenge. Humle, mørk stenfrukt, og litt grapefruktlukt. Bitter smak, lii søt. lang bitter litt søt ettersmak. medium kullsyre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13361) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled 330ml @Beer Hunters
Hazy orange color, small steady white head. Piney, but also a bit musty-ryeish, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Citrus, some marmalade. Hoppy bitterness with "a fresh bite". Slightly alcoholic finish. At least lacks typical Danish "berries" side flavors. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1362) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle at home. The colour is amber and is hazy, and has a small yellow-white head. Fruity aroma of grapefruit, caramel, flowers and some pine. Lots of grassy hops in the flavour and some wood. Soft and rich mouth feel, and has a medium to heavy bitterness. A very hoppy ale despite it expired 7-2013, and tasteful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (8829) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
330ml bottle carried back home from Vinmonopolet Vika. Cloudy dark orange coloured body. Firm frothy, off-white head. Spotty lacing. Inviting aromas of citrus hops presenting grapefruit to the fore and with earthy malt behind. Fruit hoppy taste, including grapefruit, mango and orange supported by smooth, underlying malty sweetness. Dry bitter citrus shells to a long-lived, rounded ending. Full bodied and well balanced. Excellent dipa (Tromsø 06.09.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
Big offwhite head. Hazy amber body with big floating lumps in it. Resiny tropical fruit and malty raisins aroma with strawy cat’s pee notes. Dry-sweet malty caramelly taste with strawy salty resiny notes. Mid-to-full body. Chewy, soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Dryish raisiny biscuit aftertaste with resiny strawy tropical fruit notes. Light funky notes. Nice and drinkable. (0.33l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3488) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden hazy color, good foam. High aroma intensity; hops, pine, citrus and stod fruitiness- caramel in finish. Medium body & medium high complexity. Some immediate sweetness, Then solid bitterness- balances well. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1277) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a medium amber to orange body that is cloudy and topped by a bit below average-sized, egg-white, somewhat creamy head. It reduces to a fully lasting layer with some big bubbles floating around and other big bubbles are gathering along the edge of the glass, where a good amount of lacing is left. The aroma is very strong, sweet and fruity. I’ve come to appreciate overripe tropical fruity notes, but this one is almost a bit over the top: the overripe notes are simply too overripe, they are dangerously close to rotten (without completely getting that far). Also sweet orange and grapefruit in the back. The taste is moderate sweet and the rather long finish is heavy bitter. The flavours are strong and tropical fruity (especially sweet peaches), luckily a tad less overripe than the aroma. Also orange and resin. The body is close to full, the texture is oily and the carbonation is soft. A very good DIPA, but not a new favourite.
[33 cl bottle, batch #400, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

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