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United Kingdom (Scotland)
Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale
Limited (brewed once).
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Huge thanks to dgilks for hooking me up with this.
Pours a dark burnt toffee colour. Nice head and lacing.
Smell is massive honey, seriously smells like they must brew this with honey. A lot like 5AM Saint in that respect. Nice yummy caramel and honey mixed with hops. Huge metallic, piney, nose-tingling hops. It actually reminds me a bit of Pliny.
Taste is more decadent toffee and herbaceous hops, with some pineapple elements. Gingko and some vitamin supplement notes which are at times intrusive. I thought I got some smoky teriyaki notes at first but I think that's just the hops.
Mouthfeel has loads of resin and bitterness. Very nice.
This is 5AM Saint's younger but somehow hoppier brother.
People who say BrewDog can't make good beers don't know what they're talking about. Would love to see this made a regular as the review below suggests it might be.
Cheers for the bottle, David
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 08:50:49 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is part of the 2011 Prototype series and is listed as an incredibly hoppy mild ale.
Pours a clear, burnished red colour with a smooth, creamy, light tan head. Fair head retention.
Plenty hoppy with the clear citrus notes of American hops coming through. A bit of tropical fruit is nice too. LOTS of caramelised malts as well to give this a very nutty aroma. Balanced and interesting.
This is an odd beer. It combines all the maltiness of an ESB with the massive hop punch of an American IPA. Plenty of complex toffee, nut and chocolate malt flavours combine with the resinous, oily, thick hops. Lots of bitterness and like Nanny State this ends up a touch astringent and tea like. Nonetheless quite impressive.
Medium light body but not clearly 2.8% as the caramel malts have provided plenty of heft. Moderately-high carbonation. Still nice.
A really interesting beer and somewhat more enjoyable than Nanny State. I'm not convinced that this is the right beer to go into the regular lineup for 2012 but I still enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2012 06:37:50 |
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