Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Brown Ale
Kastrup, Denmark


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Danish. Seks år skulle der gå, før Amager Bryghus bryggede en Brown Ale, men nu er den her. På typisk Amager maner, kunne vi ikke lade være med at give den lidt mere karakter og lidt mere humle end den typiske Brown Ale. Dragør Brown er en smuk nøddebrun øl med et tæt og cremet skum. Duften har diskrete chokoladetoner og et frisk pust fra den amerikanske Cascade-humle. Smagen starter med en let sødme fra münchener malten og glider så over i en let ristet karakter med et strejf af mørk chokolade uden nogensinde at blive sød. Humlen er til stede uden at øllen på nogen måde bliver specielt bitter.

English: It took 6 years before Amager Bryghus did a Brown Ale, but now it’s finally here. In typical Amager manner we could not resist the temptation to give the beer a little more character and a little more hops than what is normal for a typical Brown Ale. Hence making it more of a US-style rather than the traditional UK-style. Dragør Brown is a pretty, nutty brown beer with a dense and creamy head. The nose has discreet notes of dark chocolate and receives a fresh burst from the American Cascade hops. The flavor has an initial sweetness from the Munich malt but slides into a lightly roasted territory – again with a whiff of dark chocolate – without ever becoming sweet. The hops are present without ever turning the beer bitter as such.

Bottle description: The Pilot Tower at Dragør Harbour. When the ships passed through the sound (Øresund) in the old days they would raise a signal to ask for pilot assistance. This signal could be seen from the small balcony on top of the pilot quarters. After Dragør Fort was constructed between 1910-1915 it was no longer possible to have a full view of the sound from the balcony. Hence the pilot tower was constructed in 1912. However, the locals disliked the tower immensely and had a petition going round to stop the construction works – all to no avail though. Many years later, when the tower had become obsolete because of modern radio communication, the local authorities wanted to tear down the tower. Once again the locals held a petition, but this time to save the tower that today serves as part of the Danish Pilot Museum.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle thanks to Andreas. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, cocoa, citrus, licorice, some toffee. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, licorice, some biscuits. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcoDL (4569) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Brown pour. Aroma of brown malt and mild hops. Taste is very malty, with some iron and pine. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1900) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Aroma: fruity hops and nuts and malt. Flavour: caramel malt and nuts with a fruity bitter finish. Colour: reddish brown with an offwhite head. From: Føtex city vest Jan. 2016.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (780) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at home (best before 12/2015). Pours reddish brown with a fizzy off white head. Slightly metallic malty aroma. Taste is light sweet, malts, caramel, chocolate. Very thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (3348) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 21.12.15. Dark brown. Diminishing brown head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts and butterscotch. Similar taste, balanced with moderate bitterness. Also a hint of leather, Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LasseVPedersen (404) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle, 50cl. Pours dark amber/nutty brown color with a beige, small but foamy and stable head. Roasted, sweet malts with some smoke in the nose. Also to be found is hops, chocolate, cocoa, ripe fruits, raisin, toffee, bread and coffee. Taste is initial mediumsweet roasted malt followed by butter biscuits, milk chocolate, cocoa, raisin, mineral water that ends dry with moderate herbal hoppy bitterness. Light-medium, oily body palate and texture with soft-average carbonation. Overall fairly pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Clear chestnut brown body, medium head. Aroma has a soft roastiness with cocoa powder and light notes of Cascade. Smooth roasty taste with more dry cocoa and medium levels of Cascade hops. A nicely balanced Brown Ale with a good combination of malts and hops. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xavalias (280) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
0.5L bottle from supermarket. Pours hazy mahogany brown with a medium beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, smoke, some nuts, maybe also chocolate and licorice, and a bit of hops. Some ripe fruits in the smell as well. The taste is rather dry and medium to high bitter. The palate is rather watery, high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11552) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber with a light tan head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, bread, nuts, light cocoa, milk chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, malty, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, nuts. Medium body. lively carbonation. 130715

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (18465) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle split at Reubens, thanks to he, 02/05/15. Chestnut brown to dark amber with a decent light beige cap. Nose is earthy fruit rinds, malt, toffee, faint smoke, brown bread. Taste comprises biscuit, light cocoa powder, earthy, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate brown.

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