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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: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - 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 (2017) - 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 (792) - 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 (1248) - Sønderborg, 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 (2441) - 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 (291) - 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 (794) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
4th October 2014
Bottle, thanks to Plovmand, cheers mate! Light haze on this deep red - amber beer. Small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft, semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Unsweet caramel toffee malts, slightly thin. Marmite accentuated molasses. Mild dried fruits and a little spice round things off. Rich if a tad dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and copper with a small, creamy, white head. The faint aroma hints at caramel and dates. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor supplies heaps of caramel and a generous measure of hoppy bitterness. Unlike most Scotch ales, this one is more bitter than sweet. Bottle generously provided by Plovmand!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5167) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
Von Bamsen gespendet und mit McTapps geteilt. Stark und dick mit einer ordentlichen Portion an Früchten, vor allem Pflaumen. Hierzu noch ein netter Bumms an Alkohol, etwas erdigen Hintergrunds und ein paar Nüssen.


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