The Sinner Series - Lust - Amager Bryghus

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This strong Belgian ale is so rich, so sweet and so luscious, that we wouldn’t hesitate calling it pure lust in a bottle. During the making of this beer the general mood in the brewhouse turned somewhat sensual if not downright erotic! And everybody involved in the brewing spontaneously engaged in heavy cheek kiss¬ing. If it wasn’t for the unexpected ring of the doorbell things could have gone even further… This beer is so lustful that we cannot vouch for the consequences if you serve this to your loved one over a candlelight din¬ner. This may very well result in a lifelong payment of child support.

We have brewed a beer with the most sensual of sugars we could find at our local grocery store. We were tempted to spice it up with well-renowned aphrodisiacs like Spanish fly or oysters, but frankly we didn’t see the need for it.

Brewed with Pilsner-, Cara-Munich-, Melanoidin-, Wheat-,Chocolate-malt. Demerera sugar and Dark Candi-sirup. Northern Brewer- and Saaz-hops. Fermented with a well known Trappist yeast

(Beer added by: bark on 09-22-2011)
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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to chalice
A - brown with golden hue edging around. Very big three finger head. Lots of lacing.
S - caramel, brown sugar, raisin
T - sweetness, a little barnyard must, caramel, candied sugar, raisin
M - pretty medium with a creamy texture, med carb
O - not bad. Wouldn't be at the top of my list.

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3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very cloudy dark amber, with a dense brown head, and sticky lacing.

Aroma: Sugary dark fruit, tart cherry, tart grape, raisin, and earthy spice, like anise. A funky barnyard aroma was present amongst/throughout the nose, and felt very out of place.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue was extremely sweet, and had the character of dark sugar, almond cake, and almond icing. The finish was earthy, bitter and somewhat spicy, with flavors of dark chocolate/cocoa, woody spices, like cinnamon bark, and white pepper. I experienced a vegetable flavor in the finish that reminded me of corn, and combined with the sugary sweetness in the rest of the beer it felt like sweet corn or sweet potato.

Final Word: While the flavor descriptors of sweet corn and sweet potato might sound gross, they actually functioned pretty well in the overall profile. They presented an earthy, savory counterpoint to the almost cloying, sugary sweetness and kept the whole thing from being too sweet to drink. I still feel that these flavors weren’t intentional, and could have been attributed to shipping complications, but most likely it was a scenario where my palate was becoming confused by other beers I was trying. I tried the entire Sinner Series from Amager on one flight, and thus my perception could have become tricked by the combinations of flavors. Again, I still enjoyed the beer, but the vegetable character seemed like a stretch when taken with the other qualities this beer possessed. I’m not going to pass any judgment on this one until I can get a second try to confirm/deny my findings, and will leave this review here for the sake of cohesiveness and future reference.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

First impression:
Tastes like: Raisins, dates, chocolate, overripe banana, nearly no hop character, but it is there.

Appearance: dark amber, brown, milk chocolate,
Smell: Honey, dark malt, banana
Taste: Raisins, dates, chocolate, banana, sweet apple pie, sweet dark cherry
Mouthfeel: Foamy carbonation, no effervescence
Overall: A beautifully sweet belgian strong - with some light hoppy character at the finish, and a nice alcoholic kick that is deceitfully masked by the ripe-banana sweetness

Feel: creamy, foamy
Finish: sweet, acidic, creamy

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3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From its seductive label to its succulent sweetness and its intoxicating effects- the notions of admiration turns to abandon lust in a hurry. There's no real surprise that the beer takes on that namesake when capturing the Belgianesque of forbidden fruit, peppery spice, and lavish sweetness.

"Lust" pours with a hazy and rusty pour- capturing the reds, browns and purple-ish tones that make the tawny Belgian ale look its part. A creamy and dense pour of foam sheets the glass with ivory-stained foam as its lace trickles down the glass in broken spirals.

Heavy sweetness captures the nose with a breadth of brown sugar and pulled candy. As its fruity waft overcomes the olfactories, it does so with cherry, red grape, plum, date and fig. Those earthen-sweet aromas brace against its counterpart of pepper spice, cinnamon and nutmeg.

To taste, its sweetness elevates further- coating the mouth with its candied sweetness of powdered sugar, brown sugar, maple and aspartame. The overall taste of pulled candy is the perfect counterpart for fruity note going forth- grape, date, cherry, apple and apricot provide a jammy taste as its peppery character strikes a tepid balance. Trailing with boozy spice, its warmth is akin to rum-cake, fruitcake and coffee cake.

Its full body is luscious with that sweet coat upon the mouth. As its cake-like bready sweetness subsides, the alcohol warmth sets in with its sweet spiciness, its dryness and its peppery bite as the ale attempts its long as sweet finish.

Lust is simply a fruity but nondescript ale that shares as much English Old Ale attributes as it does of Belgian Strong Dark Ale- nothing wrong with that, but it means that this Frankenstein- type of beer becomes confused to the palate and stretches the taste buds a bit too far.

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3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dried fruit notes with some candy and light residual sugar notes. Taste is also a mix between some candy and light dried fruit with some sweet fruity ester and some residual sugar notes. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed though fell a bit short of some of complexity associated with such a yeast strain.

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4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clearish red-brown colour with no real head. A hard pour with the rest of the bottle produces a creamy, tan head. Great colour.

Wonderful chocolate, fruit and spice aroma. Some nuttiness and plenty of malt. More raisins and even slightly lighter fruits. Nice.

Lovely rich malt with lots of melanoidin. Fruity raisins and stone fruit. Light hints of chocolate. Plenty of sweetness. Some more esters. Light cinnamon and clove notes. Some berry notes. Very, very sexy.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Very good.

A really solid Belgian style ale. While it sounds corny the first thing that came to mind was that this is a very sexy beer. Despite not looking amazing, it slinks in and out of the palate with plenty of sweetness, great fruitiness and a fleeting spicy character.

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The Sinner Series - Lust from Amager Bryghus
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