Ægir Lir Dry Irish Stout

Brewed by Ægir Bryggeri
Style: Dry Stout
Flåm, Norway


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Lir er havets gud i Irsk mytologi, slik som Ægir i den norrøne mytologien. Vikingane kom til Irland i 795 og sjølv om nasjonaldrykken Stout ikkje vart oppfunnen før nesten tusen år seinare, ville dei sikkert ha sett pris på dette fløyelsmjuke, tørre og forholdsvis lette ølet. Ølet ber preg av rista bygg som gir smakar som minner om nøtter og kaffi, og passar godt til østers, lam og viltkjøt.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nudiebear (325) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at home. Poured a dark opaque, fairly solid brown head. Aromas are malts, toast, and two good candy notes ("Kamfer" and "Kongen av Danmark"). Tastes dry and fairly sweet, easy on the bitterness. Lovely this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1884) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2015
I often find stouts without a leading "Imperial" a bit boring, so this one has been waiting untouched in my cellar for 1.5 years. I’m not sure if such a short period can be regarded as ageing, but the time spent down there has definitely not harmed the ale at all. It’s a black-bodied beer with a light-brown head that is a bit smaller than average. Dry and strong aroma of chocolate, dark caramel, coffee, faint fruits and hints of ash. Strong and surprisingly complex flavour of chocolate, coffee, ash, fruits and dark berries. Light to moderate sweet taste with a long-lasting moderate bitter finish. The label claims that the beer is light-bodied, but I’d say it’s fuller than that. It’s dry and smooth with a soft carbonation. A perfect dry stout!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1996) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Almost black, small tan head. Aroma: liquorice, nuts,roast, coffee. Palate: Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ bergstaden ][ Trade ][ Glober ][ 11.27.14 ]
>> Pours clear sepia dark brown with medium, quickly fading gray beige foam. Rings of lacing. Nose is raisin, smoke, savory, marmite, smoked cherry, fresh mulch. Mouthfeel is light, dusty, dry. Flavors are ash, smoked wood, carbon, cocoa powder, soil. I like the smoked character and no off flavors. Thinner body expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17068) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AIH40, Vinmonopolet)
Dark opaque color, brownish small head. Aroma has licorice and is a bit milky. Medium-bodied. Smooth palate. Toasted malty flavor, coffee, some sweetish milky notes. Nice clean and stylish Dry Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
[email protected] (from Vinmonopolet Kirkenes). Pretty much black colour, mediumsized brown head, that leaves lace. Aroma is nutty, mild roasted malts, some slight liquorice, a bit wooden and also some strange old coffee like sour-/acidicness to it. Flavour is roasted malts, old coffee, some slight vegetably, ashy and also quite sweet overall. Although not a very typical dry stout, this one takes the elements to a slight extreme, but is still balanced and nice to drink. This is one beer I would enjoy to some "drier" meaty foods. Lamb or reindeer comes to mind first. Why not even make the marinade based on this beer... (in times Nögne Ö Imperial Stout was pretty much perfect to cook a huge piece of elk meat in, before letting it cool down a bit sucking in some fluids and then putting it into the oven for a good amount of time). I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eckan (12) - Høvik, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2014
Taste of coffee, nuts and malt. Short lived head, medium carbonation. Mild and very drinkable beer, perfect for a rainy day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Well balanced, easy drinkable, and well suited for a cold, rainy evening. Perfect with tasty food, and lots of roasted, nutty and other nice flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickFifty (1200) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Jet black color, brown head. Coffee nose, roasted malt, chocolate and nuts. Roasted malt taste, coffee, beef broth, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet in Trondheim, June 2014. Almost black with a small tan head. On the sweet side with roasted malt, chocolate and some toffee. The finish was dry. A descent one.

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