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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: India Style Lager
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Danish: I starten af 1900-tallet udvandrede Dragør-drengen Didrik Crappe til Trankebar for at etablere koloniens første sildemelsfabrik. Gennem hele sin opvækst i Dragør var Didrik tre gange ugentligt blevet fodret med sin mors Boller i Karry, der var krydret så gevaldigt, at den stakkels dreng ganske fik ødelagt sin fordøjelse. Nogle historikere mener, at sildemelet blot var et påskud for at Didrik kunne flygte fra sin mors bollegryder. Ifølge myten stod Didrik naglet til forstavnen, på den damper, der tog ham bort fra sit ellers elskede Dragør, og her – med en kæk Øresundsbrise i sit hår – skulle han have råbt ordene: ”Aldrig mere skal en karrybolle passere dette svælg”. Hjulpet af det gode lokale Trankebarske Lagerøl fik den unge mand atter styr på sin fordøjelse. Faktisk endte han med selv at etablere et bryggeri, hvis øl var så smagfuldt, at rygtet om det nåede helt tilbage til Danmark. Måske var sildemelet den unikke, hemmelige ingrediens, som alle talte om. Nuvel, snart sejlede dampere i rutefart fra Trankebar til Dragør udelukkende ladet med Didriks gode øl. Således var India Pale Lager født.

English: Didrik Crappe was a Copenhagen lad who set sail to Tranquebar in the early 19th Century to establish a herring meal factory in this exotic Danish colony. He suffered terribly from indigestion because of his mother’s home cooking, esp. her extremely spicy chicken curries that he was forced to eat several times a week. Some historians maintain that the whole business of founding a herring meal factory was just an excuse to get away from his mother’s pots and pans. There is a legend saying that Didrik posted himself in the bow of the clipper carrying him away from his beloved hometown, and exclaimed "No more rice and curry for this fair Dane!" But the story has a happy end. Thanks to the fine lager brewed locally in Tranquebar, Didrik’s indigestion was cured, and in fact he soon established his own brewery out there, creating a beer so tasty that rumors of it flew all the way back to Denmark. Perhaps the herring meal was the secret ingredient that distinguished Didrik’s brew from all others. Anyhow, soon clippers carrying nothing but barrels of his product were leaving Tranquebar for Copenhagen every day of the week. Thus the Indian Pale Lager was born.

A crisp and dry Pale Lager with a base of only pilsener malts. Hopped – and dry-hopped – with Amarillo, Cascade and Citra. No rice or curry was added.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a yellow golden beer with not a very long lasting white head. Smells a bit like piss. Oranges. Taste is ok. Not very complex and a bit watery. Good bitter finish. Nice dry texture.


4
josanguapo (1803) - SPAIN - SEP 8, 2017
From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Playing Final Take, then Tengami. Piney notes like in a west coast ipa, specially in nose (softer in mouth) combined with more citrusy ones, with hits of pineapple

3.4
faroeviking (11024) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 12, 2017
Botella. Cloudy yellow colour, medium white head. Hoppy aroma, sweet fruity citrus. Flavor is sweet and fruity hoppy with citrus along with some spice.

3.3
jookos (6908) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Bottl (bbe 4/17, sorry..). Pale golden, some unclearness. Bit grassy hoppy nose, citrussy, with the sweetness lost, so kinda lemony green, bit grainy feeling pale maltyness. Med bodied, clean, pale malty, nice overall. Not much hop aromatics anymore, but can imagine it having had a citrussy bit sharp profile. Dont mind it at all, even though quite old. Pale pilsnery malty, slight new world citrus. Mellow.

3.1
mkel07 (6195) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2017
170517. On tap at at Beermash Collingwood. This beer is nice enough but is a little less flavoursome than most Amager beers that I have had. For a lager it has a strong amber colour and is medium bodied. A bit dry in the finish.

3.7
michael_bb (123) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2017
Proof that a lager can be just as aromatic and flavourful as a pale ale. It’s a bit too carbonated and thin bodied for me but in the vein of most lagers. Peach, mango, strawberry, pineapple... Definitely very fruity.

3.4
MarcoBasile (451) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2017
Aroma of sharp citrus and grapefruit. Lager yeast. Pours semi cloudy straw colored body with a big frothy white head. Taste is light but with a good citrus coming though that keeps getting more and more present. The aftertaste lingers for a short while. It’s watery, with medium to high carbonation. Thin body with oily hoppy texture. Decent IPL, but it has probably sat too long on the shelf to really shine.

3.3
wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spicy fruits some pineapple and spicy hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and a bitter spicy hoppy aftertaste

3.5
gafferpom (39) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2017
Almost a year out of date and can taste the hops have faded. Would be nice to taste fresh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
maupie (1101) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2017
UPDATED: APR 20, 2017 50cl fles. Gisttroebel geel kleur, fijne romige witte schuimkraag. Aroma van tropisch fruit en citrus. Smaak is zoet, citrus, ananas en mango. Vol lichaam, veel koolzuur.

3.3
Icedwarf (1723) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Helder lichtgeel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en licht fruitig met iets van zwarte thee. Erg goed.


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