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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Bitter
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s note: Brewed specifically for the Norwegian market in bottles. Has been available in cask in Britian.

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3.8
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep red with a large, creamy, sticky beige head, leaving tons of lacing. Looks gorgeous. Aroma is very fruity, a bit hard to pin down but more light than dark fruits, a bit citric, slightly floral, some earthy forest notes, with a caramel or syrupy sweetness. As it warmed, actually as bottle nr. 3 warmed, I started getting faint chocolate and herbal, weed like notes. Surprisingly bitter, but well balanced. Long, dry finish. Light bodied, sparkly but not hard carbonation. Very drinkable, but I’m not sure it’s the best beer for the uninitiated as it’s a tad aggressive. I just really hope it stays in the grocery store shelves.

3.8
sm89walt (2081) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
Cask - Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Small & creamy lasting beiege head - some dotted lacing - covering a dark amber-copper body. Lovely strawberry & peach, hawaii smoothie aromas. Lots of sweet fruits, some citrus hop bitter bite and an earthy, leafy malt tone succumbs to a nuttiness and lasting citric, grassy finish. Soft, medium bodied palate with a good amount of liveliness on the tongue and a lingering hop finish.

3.8
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2011
{thoughts} Surprisingly intense flavors on a well-attenuated, low-gravity beer.

{elements} Firm, light tan froth; clear, orange-red hue. Rich caramel aroma shored up by grapefruit and pine surges with undercurrents of biscuits and dried apricots. Off-dry, sparkling carbonic acid and vivid, medium bitterness sets this beer on edge; rich caramel-toffee flavor without unnecessary sweetness finishing into a pine-apricot aftertaste. Creamy, moderate carbonation, medium-light body. 33cl bottle, best before 28-05-11.

3.8
flying_pig (1648) - SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle (330ml from Peckhams, Glasgow):
Biscuit malt aroma to begin with along with the tiniest bit of skunk and some spice on the nose too. There is some light, grassy hops and a touch of citrus too.
Tanned head on top of a reddish amber beer. The head is part foam, part bubbles and slowly recedes to thinner,pinky sized foamy one.
Malts & spice to begin with, there is some light caramel and a lingering nutty flavour. There is a bit of fruit in there from the middle towards the end of the sip that includes some toasted bitterness and hints of tropical fruit and berries; a real change up from the nose but a nice one.
Medium bodied and with a sweet, fruity feel to it along with medium carbonation and a lingering wet, bitter aftertaste.

This one started slow with not much in the way of an appealing smell, somehow I was expecting it to be more fruity and stronger when it came across like an English bitter but the taste was great and just what I had been expecting. There is a good mix of fruit and malts that go down well and the beer feels great as well

3.8
saxo (19523) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, nuts, flowers and malt. Yummy.

3.8
lmojoh (1005) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2016
Flaske Drukket 2012 (gamle notat) Farge rødlig/brun med offwhite skum. Lukt fruktig, sitrus, humle. Smak Sitrus, humle, noe bær. Fint balansert med en passe bitter avslutning. Godt øl

3.7
Rune (13510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2010
Finally, Alpha Dog has arrived beyond the Arctic Circle. 330ml bottle bought at a Coop Prix store in northern Norway. Pours a massive, beige head, with satisfying duration, atop of a deep, ruby coloured body. A few patchy lacing on the glass. Very nice appearance! Inviting smell of grainy chocolate malts with a resin-like support. Well balanced malt-fruit taste character. Calm down, but long-lived, dry bitter aftertaste. Medium to thin bodied. Amazing to find a British ale like this in a Norwegian supermarket (29.05.2010).

3.7
KM (418) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle. Medium sized off whte creamy head with some large bubbles. Nice red brown body. Heavy fresh fruity aroma. Sweet berries, almost candy-like. Light hoppy flavour and a heavy bitterness. Hints of coffee. A bit thin. (At home, 05.06.2010)

3.7
HopfenWeisse (1558) - - JUN 5, 2012
From bottle. Clear amber colour with large head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus. Flavour is sweet, hoppy finish. One of the best bitters?

3.7
Blade86 (1420) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma: some citrus; maybe strawberries, little bread; Appearance: reddish amber color, clear, medium but long-lasting off-white head; Taste: light sweetness (caramelish) medium bitterness, quite rich and complex; Palate: light-to-medium body, little oily-creamy feel, long bittersour finish; Overall: great, very pleasant aroma and taste, very good looking, good drinkability


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