Name: Batch One
Style: American Barleywine
Brewery: Amager Bryghus website
ABV: 9.2% Abv
How served: 500ml oz capped bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.
I paired this beer with: nothing, just an after dinner drink.
Tasted on: Wednesday March 2nd, 2011
Note: This beer is no longer brewed and has been in my “cellar” for a little over 2 years.
This beer poured an opaque reddish brown with a half finger off white head leaving a minimal lacing on the glass. The nose was of sweet caramel, toffee, some dried fruit and a bit of citrus hops. The taste was like the nose, started off with sweet caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits and some dark chocolate; the hops have completely faded in the taste. The mouthfeel was moderate to thick with a nice carbonation level and very nice warmth from the alcohol. The drinkability was very good for a Barleywine, too bad I have no more in stock, or I’ll be looking for another, but then again this beer is no longer brewed 😦
On the Label: Danish Barley Wine Ale
With this special brew, Batch One, we dared to experiment with combining our usual devotion to a solid malt profile with the addition of American aroma hops. Batch One is an American-inspired Ale, characterized by a vast, full body and generous use of hops. In the glass, it has a reddish-brown colour with a coppery glow, and a beige-coloured head that leaves a nice lacing behind. For this brew we have chosen to use only the noble Simcoe hop, both for boiling and the following dry-hopping. The hops give the beer its fresh citrus-like character and imparts a solid bitterness to balance the sweet caramel malt.