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Midtfyns Gleipner

Formerly brewed at Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Black IPA
Årslev, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Danish: Denne sorte amerikansk IPA er et samarbejde mellem Midtfyns Bryghus og vinderen af de Fynske, Danske og Nordiske Mesterskaber i håndbryg, Claus Christensen fra Munkebo Mikrobryg. Den er brygget med en unik blanding af de mest kraftfulde amerikanske humlesorter som giver en perfekt balance mellem humlen og noterne fra den ristede byg. Gleipner er Fenrisulvens kæde. Den er smedet af bjergenes rødder og kattepoters larm. Pas på, når du først har smagt den én gang, er du lænket til Ragnarok kommer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9111) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Langnes. Dense beige head with a solid stand leaving rings of lace behind. Coal black body. Inviting aroma of earthy, dark malts and herbal hops. Rich taste character of dark fruits, anise, coffee grounds and nutty fruits, as well as herbs and spices. All ingredients are well blended giving way to a rounded, bittersweet ending. Enjoying on a late Saturday evening at home in Tromsø, 26.05.2012).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (658) - NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Sjølyst), Oslo. Very dark (almost black) reddish brown colour. Inch-thick light beige head, good retention, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, coffee, chocolate, licorice, bitter orange marmalade. Full body, well-hidden alcohol, soft carbonation. Taste has excellent balance between malt sweetness, hop bitterness, citrus acidity and even a pleasant saltiness. Finish is on the dry and bitter side with a hint of paper/coffee beans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Black with a smallish cappuccino head.Good malty roast combined with refreshing citrussy hop nose. A powerful balance balance prevails also in the mouth, the dark forces of maltiness perfectly offset by Western hop powers, the latter seeming stronger towards the end. Black IPAs are everywhere these days (so no points for originality), but sharp execution deserves credit, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1322) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
My first Black IPA, and my expectations are sky high! It starts out really good, with an absolutely magnificent looking pour: very dark brown body with copper tones, topped by a creamy, light-brown head that laces the glass excellently. The aroma isn’t as strong as I’d hoped for, but it’s still very inviting. It’s roasted with coffee and fruits. I find it much harder to recognise the different fruits in this one compared to an IPA, they are pretty well masked by the roasted notes. The citrus are in the front, and I think there are more tropical fruits lurking behind the coffee. The taste is moderate sweet with a marvellous heavy bitter finish. This is probably the most pleasant bitter taste of this strength that I’ve ever tasted: it’s a very, very bitter massive hop attack, but it’s still absolutely clean, pleasant and far from harsh. The flavours are stronger than the aroma, but again it’s difficult to specify which fruits are present other than citrus and the somewhat vague "tropical fruits". In either case the roasted coffee and fruit is a very nice combination! Perfect mouthfeel: close to full body, oily texture, very soft carbonation and stunningly well hidden alcohol. A fantastic beer that would have been on the very top of my list if the aroma and flavours were a bit stronger. I can’t wait to taste my next Black IPA!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål Stadion, Oslo]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2012
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Drukket hjemme 18 Mai 12. Dyp amber. Høyt lysebrunt luftig skum. Står som betong. Herlig aroma av ymse frukt & nøtter. Litt søt. Smaken er søt frukt & litt mandler med innslag av lakris. Syrlig bitter ettersmak. Fin balanse. Alkoholen godt integrert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
9th May 2012
Bottle from Barley Wine, Copenhagen. Semi clear dark brown beer. Big pale tan head. Palate is light, a little soft and a little dry. Sweet toffee caramel malt. Mild piney hops. Semi dry finish. Nice beer - could just do with a little more aggression in the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (3429) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2012
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours black with a beige head. Hoppy aroma with roasted malt, chocolate, hops and a hint of coffee. Sweet and fruity with a nice chocholaty and citrussy flavour. Pleasantly bitter finish with warming alcohol. Very pleasant BIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2333) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle at home from the local Vinmonopolet
Pours dark brown, black in glass, very big tanned head. Smells of chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts and some hops. Heavy malty taste, medium sweet, fruity and toasty, roasted malts. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation and a quite oily feel. Nice bitter finish, nice resins and some citrus zests.
After some disappointments Midtfyns finally deliver a well crafted nice drinkable beer again. Cheers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
Sampled from 0.5l bottle @ Beer Enthusiast release party. This one pours a dark deep cola-colored body with a medium sized bubbly chocolate head. I get tons of butter and wet cardboard in the aroma - unfortunately. Also some coffee and perhaps some chocolate as well, but a bit to far out on the sweet path this. Flavors: At first I get some mild sour flavors, it has a nice and almost creamy texture with a soft carbonation level. Better in the flavor. Much better! Roasted with a cool cold coffee touch here. I also get lot’s of warming alcohol. Nice and tasty flavors, but the buttery caramel aroma did not make my day. 23.04.2012

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2012
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.1%, 186 IBU, 71 EBC. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Large and lasting beige head. Delightful aroma of American hops, notes of citrus (incl. orange marmalade) and tropical fruits, also pine, hints of coffee. The flavour is medium sweet with notes of chocolate and mild coffee, but first and foremost well hopped, with citrussy and resinous hops throughout. The bitterness is, however, not as extreme as I feared , but solid enough. Another fine beer from Midtfyns and home brewer Claus Christensen.

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