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Munkebo Alstærk Strong Scotch Ale

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Brewed by Munkebo Mikrobryg
Style: Scotch Ale
Kerteminde, Denmark
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Danish: Alstærk er den ene af to heste, som trækker Sols vogn hen over himlen. Vognen bliver styret af Mundilfares smukke datter, som er opkaldt efter solen.
Alstærk blev kåret som den bedste øl ved DM i håndbryg 2011 og vandt desuden andenpladsen ved det skandinaviske mesterskab i håndbryg 2011. Alstærk er en stærk Skotsk Ale, som gæres ved lavere temperaturer end de fleste ales for at fremhæve maltbaggrunden. Den er brygget med 6 forskellige malttyper, hvilket resulterer i en kompleks maltbaggrund som balance til den høje alkoholprocent og det lave indhold af humle. Fynske Claus Christensen fra Munkebo Mikrobryg er Danmarks mest vindende håndbrygger, som kombinerer traditionel ølbrygning med nutidens naturvidenskab.
Ingredienser: malt, humle, vand, gær, maltekstrakt og sukker.

First batch brewed at Ørbæk, late 2013 the brewing was moved to own equipment


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4571) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle.Dark brown colour with small head.Aroma is rich malty and hoppy with livley mouthfeels and sweet roasted notes of coffee and caramel,good full body and sweet hint of sugar and yeast.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (266) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Spændende skotsk ale. En meget mørk øl, der absolut er en smagsoplevelse værd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Small beige head. Clear deep red body with carbonation. Earthy toffee and wild berry aroma with butterscotch and toasted grain notes. Sweet roasty butterscotch taste with fruity spicy notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Sweet roasty earthy peppery aftertaste with fruity chocolate notes. Wow. Amazingly rich and flavourful, yet soft and easy to drink. (0.33l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015
Bottle from bursprak. Many thanks! Dark amber colour, almost no foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of raisins, sherry and caramel. Also light tart notes. Could be good but it’s unfortunately very watery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (2129) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Plovmand, thanks! Alcohol soaked raisins, coconut, vanilla, light chocolate, nuts and almonds. Like a nice liquor, the alcohol doesn’t come across offensive. Light astringent finish with a dash of coffee. The flavour depth, however, does not match that of the aroma and with time the beer becomes rather dull., almost watery given the style. Not bad but I expected more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (886) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to Fonefan. Brown body with fast disappearing tan head. Aroma is strong light roasted malts. Taste is malty with some hints of sourness. Aftertaste is malty with nice bitterness. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1458) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2015
Cloudy, dark copper. Small, light tan lacing head. Malty, woody, caramely and light dried fruity aroma. Faint vanilla hints. Smooth caramel malt flavour with discrete, warming alcohol. Sweet sherry notes and warm alcohol finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2514) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 330ml bottle. 19-12-2014
Courtesy of Hansen and Zita. Thanks a lot!
BBD: Jan 2019.
In short: Some dry dark ale.
Pours dark copper with little tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Caramel, malty, raisins, liquorice aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly oily texture. Taste is quite sweet, plums, raisins, liquorice, little buttery notes. Lacks more diacetils and maybe has a bit more carbonation than expected for a scotch ale. It becomes some dry with ripe fruit flavours, like some other scandinavian fruity sour ales (i’m thinking of Rhodette or maybe Tornerose).Quite peculiar brew.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (387) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
Botella @cimmeria. .................................................. Oviedo

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (821) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle@Voldby. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Sweet malty taste, caramel, some dried fruits, alcohol. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Quite good warming finish.


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