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Kronan The Barbarian - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Kronan The Barbarian
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 3.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 12-09-2009)
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Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -2.4%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imperial pint at Baileys. Kronan the Barbarian is a dark cola brown with a small, light tan head that doesn't leave any lace.

Smell is a bit acidulated, some dusty attic, something about this I'm really digging, old skool (that's right - no CH;) and appetizing, although I'm sure might find it to be a bit off, I like the lacto from the dark malts in a strong lager like this. That said, I could use more dark malt depth, chocolate or fruit or something.

Taste is also sourish, some chocolate, black patent char. There's also some fruitiness, a sweetness from the clean alcohol, not super complex, but nice for sure.

Mouthfeel is slick, dry, not to heavy, nice attenuation without being bone dry.

Drinkability is pretty good, I really like this take on a BP. Not super thick and sugary, but some depth and texture, while keeping it clean and relatively easy drinking. I could definitely get into trouble with a steady supply of these on a damp cold night like this.

ccrida, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of GreatWeisseHope
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted this from a growler filled the same day.

Appearance: Dark red-brown with a tan-colored head, which didn't hold up too well.

Smell: Chocolate malt present with low esters. Obviously done with a lager strain. Missing the following characteristics of a Baltic Porter: dark fruits, molasses, treacle, licorice notes.

Taste: Not super complex, but nice. Sweet malt with chocolate and burnt toast components. Burnt flavors not appropriate to style.

Mouthfeel: Burnt flavor leaves slightly astringent aftertaste, otherwise smooth and creamy with a nice alcohol warmth present.

Drinkability: Smooth and easy drinking. A nice beer, just not 100% to style.

GreatWeisseHope, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of jdense
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at Holiday Ale Festival 12/3, followed up at HUB 12/9. OG 19, IBU 25, ABV 8.5%. $5.00 a pint ($4.25 during Happy Hour).

Poured into HUB mug, 1/2 finger tan head, quick dissipation, no lacing to speak of. The nose is deep dark chocolate, some bready malts with the roasted malts a bit more dominant, and a wee bit of hops at the end. Taste is big and chocolatey, with the roasted malts up front and a note of smokiness. Leather, chocolate, caramelized sugars and subtle smoke profile with low hop presence. Not a lot of carbonation, but a very smooth mouthfeel. Not the most drinkable of lagers at this high ABV, but this one taste damn good. Very close to style for this difficult to capture holiday style.

jdense, Dec 09, 2009
Kronan The Barbarian from Hopworks Urban Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.