Xbeeriment Leo Leaves Setýbal with No Regrets

Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: Abbey Tripel
KÝbenhavn NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
English: Triple Style Ale aged in Moscatel de Setýbal barrel for 1 year.
There are so many barrel aged beers around, but why is it that most of the time barrel aging is reserved for massive, dark beers? We thought that weíd give it a try to create a complex barrel aged beer out of something completely different than the usual imperial stout or barley wine. So we took our triple style ale, Xbeeriment Leo, and aged it for a year in a Moscatel de Setýbal barrel. The result is an astonishingly complex beerÖÖ..

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (990) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Draught at Bryggens. Golden with a white head. For years Iíve been trying to get different brewers to put a blond or a trippel on a moscatel barrel. Without me having anything to do with it, Thomas and Anders did something about this craving of mine (and probably theirs as well, as I donít think we ever spoke of this). Stickingyour nose into this is like sticking your nose into a glass of wine. Sweet grapes in abundance with a hint of grain. Flavour is sweet with notes of grapes, bread, yeast and wood. It still leaves a lot of golden belgian beer flavour and has some bitterness to it. Finishes with a lovely and smooth alcohol warmth. This is great. Thanks for making this beer. Only wish I could have been an active part of making it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomerSlottved (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
CBC. Totally unique experience; trippel is not my style but the grapes and barrel adds spicyness and an amazing complexity otherwise only found in Cantillon, and here its without the horse!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (8096) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours clear yellow with a creamy white head. The aroma is vinous, light spiced with notes of carame and wood. The flavour is berries, citrus, ripe fruit, wood and has a delicious vinous base note. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13285) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Hazy golden with a big and lasting firm white head. Herbal and spicy aroma with fruity notes and distinct oak. Sweetish spicy and fruity flavour with a strong oak note, white wine character and a tannin drying finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Draught at Bryggens ōlbar. Clear yellow - white head. Angry powerfull barrel aroma. Fresh fruity- Light honey taste. Light oxidation notes. Wooden. Herbal. Grape fruitiness. Light sweetness. Some glue from 2 years in the barrel. Flowery notes. Acid fruity. Fresh green nuts. Power. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 5/17/2012 Total Score: 4.5
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear golden/amber - white head. Freshness, sweetness, nice grape notes, minerals, sherry, fruity, wooden notes, sweet aroma, dry finish. Very high drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23384) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Craft courtesy of staff I forgot to ask about the nMe, oh well. Bright golden color, medium white head. Aroma of white wine, sherry, tropical fruits, medicine. Taste is creamsicle and sourdough bread. Very odd but interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8287) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
(Draught at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen, 11 July 2013) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, glue, tropical fruit and dry sherry. Fruity, sourish taste with notes of citrus, glue, dry sherry and passion fruit. Lots of wine and wood character. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. First I thought there was something wrong with it, but after asking about the beer I realised it was the wine character that is quite dominant. Bitterness kind of disappears. You could probably either hate or love this, but after I while I found it quite enjoyable with an impressive oak character. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27042) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012 Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of spices and sherry with notes of oak. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices and sherry with notes of oak. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, tropical fruit, spice, yeast and white wine. Flavour is malt, caramel, tropical fruit, spice, yeast, light white wine, oak and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
Draft at CBC ī12..... It pours clear golden with a medium white head..... The aroma is malt, spices and caramel..... The flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, spice, yeast, vinous, oak and some alcohol finish.....

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