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Little Korkny Ale - Nørrebro Bryghus

Little Korkny AleLittle Korkny Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%


Brewed by:
Nørrebro Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ToolHead on 09-20-2004)
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Reviews by mulder1010:
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mulder1010

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to me for buying this. Damned high price tag though.
Good beer for a CBS tulip though.
I think a 2008 vintage.

A-- Poured a dark, murky orange brown color. Some nice ruby hues to this. Half finger of light brown head that fizzled away quickly to nothing. Looks like a flat coke really. No real obvious ABV legs. Press on with this I think.

S-- Brown sugar, carmel, brandy, figs and plumb. Good nose for what is there but not real deep though.

T-- Prickly carbonation to start. Just a bit of hop bite. White grape, brown sugar, fig, strawberry and plumb jam, rum and raisin. Slightly sweet and syrupy but not too bad.

M-- Slightly sweet, syrupy and sticky in the mid and back. As noted prickly carbonation in the front that slowly cuts through the sweetness and smooths it out. Has held up well for its age. More about strawberry and plum jam with brandy and rum in the mid and back. Lots of booze though.

O-- not too bad. Has held up well. Not a deep beer at all and that is OK. Good jammy notes and enough carbonation to keep it quite interesting and cut down the sweetness. Alcohol is very obvious at the halfway point. Think this can still age well for a while.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 15:37:17 | More by mulder1010
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A - Pours with a heavy effervescent bubbling into the glass with a dark amber almost brown color.

S - It has a volatile smell that is off rotten fruit when first poured out but, this dissipates into a sweet brandy, plums, muddled raisins, caramel, brown sugar.

T - Taste has raisins, sweet figs, plums, caramel, marshmallow, candi sugar and dark chocolate notes.

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Little Korkny Ale from Nørrebro Bryghus
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