White Pony Speech Impediment Imperial India Brown Ale


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White Pony Microbirrificio
Brewed at Brouwerij Het Nest

Style: American Strong Ale
Piove di Sacco (PD), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.2
joergen (29789) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2018
Draught at Taphouse. Hazy ruby colored with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, dried fruits and over ripened fruits. Fruity flavor do caramel, dried fruits, biscuits and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.4
fonefan (52982) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2017

Draught @ Craft & Draft, Overtoom 417, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1054 JR.

[ As White Pony Speech Impediment ].
ABV: 8.5%. Light unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, cookie, caramel, candy, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170921]
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3.6
Desverger (14030) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - Brown pour with white head. Toasted and sweet malty with notes of caramel and fudge, hoppy backing, sweet malty hoppy finish.

3.5
Borup (16032) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 From tap at SKAAL. A brown coloured beer with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, fruit, sweetneess and with a hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
yespr (49173) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is overripe fruity and toasted malt. Sweet, caramelish. Metallic. Roasted dark malty and caramelish finish.

3.4
Ungstrup (39092) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2017
Draft. A hazy brown beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, over ripe fruit, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

2.7
cgarvieuk (26605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Keg at craft and draft Amsterdam September 2017... Deep copper... Small tan head.. Soft sweet toffee caramel malts... Soft sweet caramel sweet malts

3.5
Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2017
New ’imperial India brown ale’ by White Pony, brewed at Het Nest like their other recent creations. Bottle from Wijnegemse Drankenhal. Medium thick, pale greyish off-white, fairly regular head, leaving some limited lacing here and there and flat ’islands’ of foam in the middle, on top of an initially clear, warm ruddy-hued, deep and pure amber coloured beer, misty and more brownish with sediment. Slightly ’dank’ aroma with hints of dried grapefruit peel, toasted onion, candied fig, chestnuts, dried peach, rose petals, honey-glazed beetroot, soggy toast, tea, soap, butterscotch, wormwood, cedar oil, accents of goat cheese, rainwater, gin, stale sweat, varnish. Fruity onset, clean-ish with subtle notes of dried apricot, unripe pear and baked banana, only very restrainedly sweetish with a sourish edge, medium carbonated with a supple, somewhat oily and very subtly soapy mouthfeel; grapefruity hop bitter ’stings’ are apparent from the start. Lean, slightly bready, toasty malt basis, sweetish caramelly and hazelnutty accents but predominantly toasted bitter, with this bitterness soon taken over by the hops, providing a very bitter, long, dry, tonic water-like, rooty finish, spicy and lingering on the root of the tongue and in the throat for a long time, whilst releasing some retronasal grapefruit peel and toasted onion notes. A gin-like alcohol effect ensues but manages to avoid bothersome astringency. Interesting beer, apparently intended as an ’India brown ale’, in other words: an American style brown ale hopped like an IPA. In any case the American craft beer revolution served as the source of inspiration here; Stone’s Arrogant Bastard and other ’hybrid-style strong hoppy Americans’ are not far away and very little here reminds of the fact that this is actually brewed in Belgium - an impressive accomplishment by Het Nest, I would argue. Nice enough if you like strong hop bitter ales, but then it does lack some depth and refinement; I think a more expressive and fruity hop aroma would really lift this up, as would a sweeter, more biscuity and thicker malt profile. Could have been a lot more elegant: in this form, it comes across as somewhat thin for its strength as well as being a tad harsh and wry. Still: White Pony did well to move their activities from Gaverhopke to Het Nest, that much is clear, because I will never forget the huge gushers and other misfits that came out of their Gaverhopke adventure - making me very wary about their beers in general.


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