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Ølfabrikken Gæstebryg #2 - McWilder

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Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Scottish Ale
Roskilde, Denmark

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Ølfabrikken guest brew. For the second time we have invited one of our colleagues to come by and do any brew he or she would like.
ØLFABRIKKEN MCWILDER is a Scottish ale brewed with no less than three types of roasted malts. The result is a complex ale with a pleasant malt sweetness and notes of smoke and chocolate. McWilder is brewed by Nick Wilder who has been trained in the art of brewing in both USA and Germany.
McWilder is, of course, unpasteurized, unfiltered and bottle conditioned like all of our beers.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2008
500ml bottle. Dark brown body with a nice beige head. Aroma is burnt malt with a hint of dry fruit. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, some vanilla and bitter. Long aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle, at ZBF 2006, courtesy of the Danes. Hazy bronze, good pale yellow head and moderate condition. Chocolate powder, roasted barley and figs in the nose, big roasted dry mouthfull with hints of chocolate and delicate earthiness balanced with a gentle fruity tartness, lingering chocolate and roast barley in the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 25, 2006
Thanks Doggythedog for sharing this with me.
swing top bottle (500ml). –Cola coloured, small almost no head. Roasted malt aroma with slight coffee notes, very sour. Unpleasant vinegar finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle (8/12) courtesy of Papsoe (thanks!), shared with ozujsko
The age and travel must’ve ruined this one the most. Opaque brown body, no head. The nose is roasty with some malt. The taste... some malt, roastiness again, a bit sour and watery. Blah. Disappointing, and, as someone said before, not really like a Scottish Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2006
Bottled. Copper-colored, clear ale with a beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and some wood in the aroma. Roasted malt and coffe in the flavor, as well as some sweetness. Full body and a lightly dry and roasted bitterness in the finish. (060530)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2006
Bottle. Brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted caramel and vanilla. Flavour is roasted sweet caramel, malt and vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2006
Bottled. Hazy copper brown colour with small off-white head. Aroma of fruits, raisins and malt. Flavour is raisins, caramel and roasted malt. The roasted malt stays a while in aftertaste. Kind of sweet notes too. Wellbalanced. Coffee stays long in aftertaste. Nice brew. So far Ølfabrikken has impressed me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2006
[Bottled] (BB 06/2006). Almost opaque muddy brown, small but firm tan head. Roasted malty, tobacco nose. Chocolaty, roasted, not very sweet, lots of tobacco. And certainly not very "Scottish Ale".

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2006
Bottle at ZBF courtesy of Martin, Martin, and Jacob. Brown bodied. Small tanned head. Nose is delicious! Smoky, peaty notes, light dried fruit aromas, roasted malts, and a some choco notes. Taste expands on the aroma a bit. Nice blend of the smoky/peaty flavors, with a touch of cocoa, light chocolate, roasty malts, and pleasant fruit flavors. Body is medium with a light carbonation feel. Finishes with a better maltiness, more peaty flavors, light cocoa, and fruits. I liked this!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
Bottled. Deep amber coloured. Hazy. Small brownish dense head. Smoky, fruity and somewhat roasty nose. Flavour is smoked, has light chocolatenotes, a bit fruity and has a ligth sour note. Is quite light bodied, but not thin. Has a vague bitterness in the end. Definately not the most interesting beer from Ølfabrikken, but I still find some qualities.


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