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Prototype 17 - BrewDog

Not Rated.
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dgilks on 09-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour is just about orange with a white head. The raspberry certainly comes through on the aroma, but not much else does. A hint of oak, a light tartness, and some straw, but that's about the extent of it. Maybe a little malt sweetness. The palate is a touch watery, but the raspberry flavor is quite pronounced. Lots of fruit which provides a hint of tartness. There is a little bit of grass, straw, and oak with a hint of sweet bready malt. No real whiskey character to the beer at all. Really light on the palate as well.

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3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to dgilks for hooking me up with this.

Had no idea what this was until I looked it up, initially seemed like a weird take on a pilsener.

Pours a proper yellow lager colour with reasonable head.

Smell is hops which smell like air freshener, some nutty almost Retzina-esque notes a la Borefts Pilz. There's some hoppy plastic notes I'm kinda ambivalent about. I sort of maybe get an impression of the raspberry contribution.

Taste-wise I wouldn't have guessed this was BAed at all. Fruity notes, Belgian yeast. There's again a hoppy plasticity here. Also, yer, there is some ashen astringency from the casks, which grows increasingly detectable in the aftertaste. I suspect these casks had already held beer previously, as it's very subtle.

Mouthfeel is lowish medium body with highish carb.

I'm surprised to say it sort of works, despite the apparent kitchen-sink attitude to this beer's conception.

This makes me think a (subtly) Scotch-aged Punk IPA could be really good.

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3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle 4,9% Abv
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
No Bottle date

A Belgian Lager aged in Whiskey Casks with Raspberries? I'm not sure this is going to work!

Appearance: Beautiful copper-amber body topped by an average looking white head that leaves a bit to be desired with respect to retention and lacing.

Smell: I was pretty sure that the combination of things in this beer wouldn't work, but based on my first sniff they might just have! Sweet raspberry (almost like a Lindemans fruit beer), oak, whiskey, almonds and a dusting of spices are all noted.

Taste: Sadly the flavour doesn't work quite as well as the nose and seems to retain some of the wateriness of 77 lager. Raspberries are still noted, but this time have a slightly tarter character. There is a distinct oak flavour and a touch of whiskey.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a slightly high level of carbonation; but that is to be expected from the style. Overall good and easy drinking.l

Overall: I am not sure this quite worked, but cheers to Brewdog for doing a crazy experiment!

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4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewdog bills this as a 4.7% Belgian Lager aged in Whisky Casks with Raspberries. Sounds good to me.

It pours a slightly purple, red colour with a small and shortlasted white head.

Bright raspberry aroma with some light oaky notes and the Highland whisky being evident. Nice.

THis beer is all about what happens to the beer. The raspberries add a fruity, slightly tart complexity and the oak adds a slightly woody, complex character. The whisky is good too.

Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation. Good.

This is a nice beer and I like what is going on here. The fruitiness is great but the barrel adds a complexity that takes this to another level.

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Prototype 17 from BrewDog
81 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.