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Brewed by Munkebo Mikrobryg
Style: Scotch Ale
Munkebo, Denmark
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
Shared bottle @Papsoe’s. Clear dark brown body. A beige lace on top. Sweet-scented malts to the nose. A whiff of dried dark fruits. Medium malt body. On the sweet side. Quite unrefined, with pepper, burnt sugar and dark caramel notes. Hot solvent-like alcohol sting. Peppery endnotes. [14.07.12]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, alcohol, hay, grains and spices. Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice, caramel, warming alcohol, fruitiness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear deep dark ruby red color with small rapidly dissipating head. Aroma of spices, mild ripe fruits, caramel, some malts and toffee. Flavor of spices, dark malts, caramel, some toffee notes, mild cocoa and some pumpkin notes. Quite spicy and christmassy feel to it.
4325

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
750 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Thanks Timo A.
Pours a dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma of rich English toffee, vanilla beans and cotton candy. Flavour of rich toasted malts, English toffee, grass, dark chocolate, raisins and bread. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a strong, rich, quite sweet finish. Could be a Belgian Strong Ale as well. A nice and rich winter-warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
75 cl bottle vintage 2011 @ Timo A, BBE
Aroma is sweet and quite light with some brown sugar and belgian yeast. Flavour is rather spicy with some brown sugar, malt and herbs. Warming finish. Too strong on spices and also a bit too sweet. Could be a belgian strong ale as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Corked bottle, courtesy of Humlelala
Dark color, almost black, with brown rim; it has medium sized creamy head. Nice and mild aroma of roasted malt, treacle and firewood. Medium body strength, good flavor of caramel, some roasted malt, roasted nuts, also some oxidation; the residual sugars are very limited. The bitterness is correct.
Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 181012. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavour with caramel, roasted malt and spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2034) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is malt, liquorice, caramel. Flavor is liquorice, caramel, malt, alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (877) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Sampled at Papsoe’s, not sure who shared it. Deep brown color, light head. Sweet and estery aroma, very estery taste, a bit thin. My notes are limited but I think I enjoyed this one overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5824) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Tasted at DØE. Dark amber colour with a brown head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, fruit, spice and coffee.


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