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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Amber Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask & Bottled;
A historically accurate beer based on the recipe devised on the 8th of February 2007.

Recreated using the finest coloured malts which provide the complex sweet malt character which initially arouses the senses. Like a fine cheese cake the biscuit base has a smooth and creamy layer that both satisfies and entices. Culminating with a delicate fruit topping of blackcurrant and tinges of citrus to refresh the participant, complimented fully by the crisp dry bitter finish.

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4.3
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2007
Cask- I prefferred to bottle so I rating the better one. Fudgy and sweet fruity and bitter veery pleasent to drink but not my favorite style. I had more than two pints before a cherry belgium beer.

4.2
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2007
For once, I quote the label: A fudgey fruity taste that subsides into a ripple of bitterness. Lovely amber, seriously fruity. It has raisins and that plum-in-madeira-with-marzipan flavour you have in the Danish Anthon Berg chocolates. Ant then you have the potpourri of hops sweeping the floor of everything. Bliss.

4.1
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 13, 2009
Strepitosa ale dal profumo marcato di luppolo fresco, ben bilanciata con un bell’amaro che pulisce; l’ho consigliata proprio ad un fisico.

4.1
ladnewton (1961) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 20th May (launch event day). Copper with thin off-white head. Sharply bitter with a piercing hop kick. Citric tang on the roof of the mouth and lingering, richly hoppy aftertaste. Excellent.

4.1
androman (2321) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2017
33cl bottle at home from Brewdog webshop. Nose is light roasted malt, light dried fruits. Body is clear deep ruby, head is medium, offwhite, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruits, black tea, dark chocolate. Light sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty and hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, medium carbonation. Quite easy, very tasty, well balanced, nice one.

4
Fin (10531) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
Cask/Gravity at The Swan Beer Festival, Islip 05-10-07 A stunning fruity hop nose that reached me before I’d even stuck my conk over it. the clarity and colour were excellent, nice mid-amber coloured beer. Initially ferociously bitter very much in a US style,crisp, fresh, snappy and with a bitterness that hangs on for an eternity. Loved this and came back for two more after my other beers.

4
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2008
Dark red amber, slightly hazy pour with white froth and lace. Aroma floral and citrussy with hints of rose, orange and hop leafiness. Flavour more of the same- juicily citrussy hops nibbling with bitterness, but softened out by buttery, digestive biscuit-like malt and an oaty aftertaste. Blackcurrant and vanilla. Big character at 5%, and some alcohol presence. Really tasty, well-integrated brew with hoppy cask bitter and American IPA leanings.

4
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 19, 2008
Big hoppy aroma, dusty, toasty, grassy, notes of lemon and marmalade. The flavour is hoppy straight away in a nice chewy mouthful. The sweetness I expected didn’t materialise. The bitterness goes towards the back of the throat and lingers nicely. I’ve rated this highy because I like the hops but others may find a more traditional balanced "amber" more palatable. I like the US influence these lads have.

4
Ernest (7692) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle (batch 001). Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie, caramel), moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot, orange), with a hint of dried mango. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. A damned fine Bitter. As this warmed, I kept waiting for dough, metal, or diacetyl aromas to spring out, but they never did. Refreshingly assertive bitterness of the low-alpha type and thus very clean...virtually perfect balance that makes it extremely hard to stop drinking. Not "exciting" per se (the aroma is attractive, but fairly straightforward), but then again the style rarely is. Remarkably enjoyable to just sit back and quaff...would be a perfect pub offering. Pretty much flawless. Attention to detail was clearly devoted during brewing...not a single rough edge to be found by my senses. Major kudos to the brewer on this one.

4
shoestring (401) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Nice deep orange colour. Thin head. Thick cookie/caramel/biscuit mouthfeel. I did enjoy it. ’Overpowering’ is too strong a word for the taste, but I could have done with either a pint of it, or another bottle - just to truly get to grips with the complexity of it.


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