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Brewed by Munkebo Mikrobryg
Style: Scotch Ale
Munkebo, Denmark
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and some fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Vestjysk Vinter Vanvid januar 2014. Hazy copper with a small white head. malty aroma of toffee, caramel, spice and dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with toffee, caramel, licorice, dried fruit and ripe peach

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (718) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle @ simon, Thorning. Clear dark brown, small tan head that disappear fast, some lacing. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, cereal, slight licorice, spicy, dark fruits. Taste, malty, caramel, roasted notes, dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Dry aftertaste. The bottle was a couple of years old, but it suited it well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Bottle, 75cl corked, Ørbæk edition. It’s an unclear one, dark amber in color and topped by a big, dense, off-white head. The aroma is roasted, with caramel and licorice. Perhaps a spiced hint, but the alcohol level is well hidden. It’s warming and full bodied, nicely carbonated, and with flavors of sweetness, licorice, some roasted malt and a spiced touch. Sweet finish. Although a bit warming on the palate, it’s a fine beer, not overly complex, but tasteful and pleasant. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 121130

Bottle, 33cl, Stensbogaard edition. An almost clear one, dark amber in color and with a small, beige head. The aroma is lightly roasted, with a little caramel and some notes of dms. Some sweetness in the flavor, with roasted malts and caramel. Quite full-bodied and lighlty warming on the palate, soft carbonation. Some bitterness towards the end. Think I prefer the Ørbæk batch. 140118

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, malt. Flavour is alcohol, roasted malt, sugar, hop, caramel. OK beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - 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 (6016) - 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 (6521) - 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 (6551) - 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 (5968) - 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.


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