BrewDog Abstrakt AB:02

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
Triple Dry Hopped Imperial Red Ale

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fonefan (51690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 375ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, overriped pale fruit, tobacco, wood, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, aroma is sharp. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, tobacco. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20101021]

yespr (48207) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours hazy brown with a huge oiff-white head. Aroma is fruity and distinct hoppy. Sweet, distinct hoppy and dry fruity. Lingering fruity and bitter into a persisting dry finish.

Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, lemon, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemon, alcohol, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The alcohol leaves a burn on the palate and makes the body thick.

joergen (29397) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand, thanks Pinball.
Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grape fruits and pine needles with notes of alcohol.
Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.
Well hidden alcohol.

anders37 (27284) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2010
[email protected] Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some alcohol and some mild bready notes. Flavour is caramel malts, bready malts, some slight bready and fruity notes. Quite nice and balanced.

Travlr (26288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy of steptin, a huge thanks! Deep golden hue, large off white head, massive lacing. Huge pine forest aroma. Taste is pine, grapefruit, hints of pineapple. Can’t tell there’s alcohol here, let alone 18 percent! Amazing stuff.

cgarvieuk (26100) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017

bottle at home ... red brown ... sweet woody resiny pine hop nose ... wooody toffee caramel front ... big pine linger ... little hop spice ... quite a lot of dry hop charcater... decent american strong

Bottle at home.. Drunk aug 2013...deep red... Soft oxidised crystal meths nose.... Soft toffee fruits... Big crystal meths... Poor 2.7

Bottle at home ... Jan 2016 ... AB 01-21(Basha) tastings ...dark copper ... dark copper ... no head ...soft toffe malts .. boozy toffee fruit .. soft malts .. oily qoody toffee caramel crystal .. of there was fruit before its long long ..2.5 ...

omhper (25835) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2010
Bottled. Clear nut brown, no head. Sprizy nose with caramel and prunes. Sweet and full bodied, clean mouthfeel. Feels young and quite hoppy. Remians somewhat balanced despite the alcohol.

madmitch76 (25820) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016
15th June 2010. Cask at Cask & Kitchen. Clear dark amber beer. Light carbonation providing a short lived bubbly tan head. Light crisp palate but has a prescense from the alcohol. Dark toffee malt supports some prickly hops. Piney, orange and a trace of pineapple and then some spice. Finishes with a warming dry alcoholic snap that also delivers more spicy fresh hop. Tingling spirity aftertaste. Decent but not a showstopper. I love big beers but I think this one would have benefitted a lot from being a mere 13% or 14%. A couple of years or more aging probably would not hurt either! I noticed a lot of unfinished glasses of this left around and managed to get fairly wrecked on them!

8th December 2016
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Gaff. So what has 6.5 years done to this beast? Clear reddish amber beer with the odd cream colour bubble here and there. Palate is dry and quite light all told, modest fine carbonation. Woody sherry with bitterish fruits. Lost most of it’s alcohol heat. Once you get past the bitter clout, the sherry and fruit is pretty nice.

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