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Xbeeriment Leo Leaves Setùbal with No Regrets

Xbeeriment Leo Leaves Setùbal with No Regrets
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Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: Abbey Tripel
København NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
English: Triple Style Ale aged in Moscatel de Setùbal barrel for 1 year.
There are so many barrel aged beers around, but why is it that most of the time barrel aging is reserved for massive, dark beers? We thought that we’d give it a try to create a complex barrel aged beer out of something completely different than the usual imperial stout or barley wine. So we took our triple style ale, Xbeeriment Leo, and aged it for a year in a Moscatel de Setùbal barrel. The result is an astonishingly complex beer……..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
(Draught at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen, 11 July 2013) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, glue, tropical fruit and dry sherry. Fruity, sourish taste with notes of citrus, glue, dry sherry and passion fruit. Lots of wine and wood character. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. First I thought there was something wrong with it, but after asking about the beer I realised it was the wine character that is quite dominant. Bitterness kind of disappears. You could probably either hate or love this, but after I while I found it quite enjoyable with an impressive oak character. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends, Copenhagen. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Woody aroma, vanilla, floral, citrus, caramel, yeast notes, grapes, peach, a bit vinous. Woody flavor, glue, quite a lot of alcohol, citrus, spicy notes. Not bad, but kinda odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5890) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at CBC 2012. Beer in the glass deep golden, small head. Yeasty-alcoholic aroma. Starts mild-sourish, malty, some fruity hints. Finish milder with fruity-salty notes. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (958) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Draught at Bryggens. Golden with a white head. For years I’ve been trying to get different brewers to put a blond or a trippel on a moscatel barrel. Without me having anything to do with it, Thomas and Anders did something about this craving of mine (and probably theirs as well, as I don’t think we ever spoke of this). Stickingyour nose into this is like sticking your nose into a glass of wine. Sweet grapes in abundance with a hint of grain. Flavour is sweet with notes of grapes, bread, yeast and wood. It still leaves a lot of golden belgian beer flavour and has some bitterness to it. Finishes with a lovely and smooth alcohol warmth. This is great. Thanks for making this beer. Only wish I could have been an active part of making it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Draught at Bryggens Ølbar. Clear golden with a frothy white head, ok retention. Woody aroma. My friend says it smells like glue. He might be right. Flavor has liggt oxidation notes. Very woody, vineous like a sherry. Too vineous - is this a beer a all? Very dry finish. Despite the woodyness I quite like this, but I wonder why beer needs to taste like wine? Doesn’t really make sense...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Draught at Bryggens Ølbar. Clear yellow - white head. Angry powerfull barrel aroma. Fresh fruity- Light honey taste. Light oxidation notes. Wooden. Herbal. Grape fruitiness. Light sweetness. Some glue from 2 years in the barrel. Flowery notes. Acid fruity. Fresh green nuts. Power. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 5/17/2012 Total Score: 4.5
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear golden/amber - white head. Freshness, sweetness, nice grape notes, minerals, sherry, fruity, wooden notes, sweet aroma, dry finish. Very high drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light to moderate yeasty, oak, fruity, grape - wine, light alcohol, peppery - ceder notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
CBC. Tap, 110512. Amber with white head. Aroma of yeast and tangy wood. Flavour with spice and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
Draft at CBC ´12..... It pours clear golden with a medium white head..... The aroma is malt, spices and caramel..... The flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, spice, yeast, vinous, oak and some alcohol finish.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a hazy and golden beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, fruit, sweetness, spices, white wine and grapes. The flavor follows the nose with additional notes of alcohol. The palate is sweetness with notes of alcohol. Overall a good beer.

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