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Fru Frederiksen - Amager Bryghus

Fru FrederiksenFru Frederiksen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.16%


Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 05-25-2009)
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Reviews by glid02:
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glid02

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours black with a tan head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with good amounts of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Also present are very slight hints of herbal hops and vanilla.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malts and cocoa powder up front are joined quickly by heavier dark chocolate flavors. Midway through light amounts of herbal and leafy hops join in, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall this beer was better than the sum of its parts. Everything was present in very nice levels and this is a very smooth and easy-drinking beer that’s well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 02:48:20 | More by glid02
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11-29-2012 04:30:22 | More by dksl16
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a viscous dark chocolate brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass with a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Surprisingly hop forward aroma for the style with a strong earthy pine presence that's countered by sweet and roasted dark malts. Prominent spicy, grassy hops with hints of pine needle and spruce tip followed by dark chocolate, caramel, coffee bean and toast. As it warms, the malt characteristics come to the forefront but it still has too strong of a hop presence for my preference.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a strong earthy hop presence that slightly overpowers the complex malt profile. Dry and bitter with lots of resinous pine and spicy, grassy hops that linger over the sweet and roasted notes into a bone dry finish. As it warms, the malts become stronger with hints of burnt toast, dark chocolate, robust coffee bean, caramel, toffee and oatmeal but the hop bitterness still dominates. A bit one dimensional with lots of bitterness and almost acrid roasted malt. The ABV is well masked but it could use some sweetness for balance. This is supposed to be a toned down Hr. Frederiksen but I find it tougher to drink.

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09-06-2012 09:31:12 | More by corby112
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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Simply one of the best looking and aromatic imperial stouts I've tasted in recent years. Appearance this good is rare. Deep black with dark brown ENORMOUS head. This isn't some pansy American attempt at an Imp stout that has little to no head. This thing is gorgeous. Nose is luxuriously rich in roasty notes, dark/bitter chocolate, and molasses from the jar. Palate is chocolately bitter with a roasty character that is savory. However, it's rather easy drinking for the style. Finish is long with molasses.

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Sweden

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Short live head leaves a collar. Beer is a dark brown. Minimal lacing.

Big roasty aromas. Some coffee.

A lot of roast going on here. Slight mintiness. Pretty easy drinkig for 7%abv

Medium Mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

Good time roast in the one that i enjoyed. Recommended for stout fans.

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06-20-2012 01:06:18 | More by Duff27
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Smelling of Marzipan, figs, burned toast and milk chocolate.

Sweet, burnt sugar and bread, sweet licorice, chocolate and chocolate liqueur.

Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a big body, a long dry ashy finish.

Really good after dinner.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, poured into tall pint glass. Nice head when poured. Dark black in appearance. Aroma of coffee and a dark chocolate. Some hops in smell, and you could tell this is a higher alcohol beer. Taste isn't as bold as others in this style. Roasted malts, light coffee, and chocolate tastes...not as strong as expected. Good beer, but not a great one.

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3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Nearly pitch black body with a small, tan head. The bubbles are more Coca-Cola looking than beer looking, but when it settles it has a nice foamy ring that looks more familiar.

Smell - Roasty malts and some chocolate, but I swear I smell some lactose sweetness, which puts me off. Not an overwhelming aroma, but nice.

Taste - Roasty malts and some chocolate. Good flavors for what it has, but not a lot of complexity. The finish gets bitter and a little grassy. Combined is a sweetness that again I swear is lactose, but isn't off-putting the way it was in the aroma.

Mouthfeel - I like my bitter stouts to be thicker. This one has the bitterness of an RIS, but not the feel of it. Something to carry the stout flavors over the hop finish would be nice.

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
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Here's another Danish stout. On to the beer:

Black in color with a faint hue of ruby red at one edge. The head forms a finger's thick on top, but drop to a thin lace before vanishing. The nose has some baker's chocolate and a light pine note. The taste delivers like the aroma; bakering chocolate, vague cocoa, some pine, moderate roastiness (especially towards the aftertaste. Medium bodied but fairly rich, though quite low in the carbonation department; I would have liked to see a few more bubbles. Baker's chocolate remains in the aftertaste.

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Very tasty stuff. Let it warm up a tad out of the fridge. With aggressive pouring I got a medum sized, thick, creamy, tan head that quickly subsided and no lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is cocoa, dark malt, a bit roasty and fruity. Flavor is like nose, bittersweet and alcoholic. Body is full and round and carbonation is on the light side. Finish is like flavor and has good lenght. Very rich beer; good for sipping.

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06-27-2011 23:28:56 | More by drpimento
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dgilks

Australia

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a large, tan head. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Very solid appearance.

Bitter roasted coffee and earthy hop character combine well in the aroma. Bitter cocoa sits in the background. The dark roasted malts are well structured.

Sharp roasted malts with a distinct earthy hop flavour in the background. Moderate bitterness. Balanced and fresh without being an over the top stout.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. A fine body for this beer though a little more body to add a silky character would be great.

A well built and balanced stout with bags of flavour and everything going right. This drinks well and is a beer I would love to have again.

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05-12-2011 11:41:53 | More by dgilks
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Fru Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
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