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Brewed by Okkara
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Velbastaður, Faroe Islands

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Okkara Brandan er ein øl, sum bryggjaríið er sera stolt av. Hon er bryggjað við ríkiligum av øllum tilfari, hon hevur fingið nógva tíð í bæði bryggingini og lagringini, og hetta er fyrsta føroyska ølin, ið er bryggjað við sonevndari trappistger. Hon er bryggjað í november 2011 og hevur eitt sera drúgt haldbari, ið kann samanberast við tað, ið vit vanliga vænta okkum av víni.

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3.1
Unde (1076) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Dark orange to brown colour with nice head on top leaving lacing behind as it dissolves. Aroma has caramel malts, sweet ripe fruits, slight stingy alcohol. Taste has a lot of sweet caramel, malty and has ending of pines and grass hop notes. Full body and medium carbonation. Too much booze.

3.8
SVD (1976) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Sample from the brewery tour. Amber brown beer, medium small head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel, malt. Taste is quite hoppy, malt, caramel. Bitter long aftertaste. nice

3.3
gunnar (9085) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
Shared bottle at Færoya Hotel. Pours hazy deep amber with a big creamy off-white head. Inviting aroma of malts, weak roast and liqourice. Taste is moderate sweet malty, caramel and liquorice, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonated, nice.

3.5
BBHansen (931) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
bottle @ faroe islands w friends/boilermaker. Appearance: pours clear red-brown with powerful beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, toffee, pine and some fruity & spicy note. palette medium hoppy & fruity aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, average to notable sweetness, balanced by an average to distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice hoppy quadrupel

2.6
gunnfryd (14869) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
KRS 081114. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, , bread. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, bread, dried fruit, sugar. Boozy beer.

3.7
Gylo (310) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Mocne, wyra?nie s?odowe z dobrze ukrytym alkoholem. Piwo z jednego z dwóch browarów na Wyspach Owczych i to chyba z tego lepszego ;)

3.6
3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Lightly hazed amber with a thin white head and some retention. Fruity and malty aroma impression is caramel and toffee, red apples and cherry liqueur, with a touch of pine resin hoppiness and subtle basement must yeastiness. Full bodied, moderately sweet with strong bitterness, the hop character is grassy and sharp and lasting in the finish, and the mineral quality that seems common in Okkara beers works well with the rich malt sugar and sharp hops. It doesn’t scream Belgian, there’s not much in the way of yeast, and with the strong resin hoppiness and caramel malt it fits more taste-wise with American Strong Ale and Imperial Red Ales. More interesting aroma than their other products, and though it’s overly bitter (hence the ASA resemblance), it works well against the sugar. The most enjoyable beer I’ve had from Okkara. Definitely not a booze-bomb or overly alcoholic like some reviewers have mentioned, I’m happy to find.

3.3
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, some roasted notes and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malt with some caramel, licorice and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.

1.9
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. A hazy, dark golden beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head. Lacings. The aroma is quite boozy, with dried fruits and some sugary malts. Boozy, sugary flavor too. Some bitterness. Rather dry on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Lasting sweet, boozy and bitter finish. Not very well crafted this one, lasting the complexity a quad should have and way too boozy. 141108

2.5
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long boozy caramel and yeasty finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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