Störtebeker Atlantik-Ale | Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

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Störtebeker Atlantik-AleStörtebeker Atlantik-Ale

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Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Evil_Pidde on 06-28-2012

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by StJamesGate:
Photo of StJamesGate
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy champagne-lemon yellow with a rocky white head.
Musty lemon, carambola, and herbal hop nose plus some fresh country biscuit.
Lagery grain sack up front then slight lemon Starburst, noble grass, and herbal hops.
Coriander leaf finish and numbing linger.
Light, crisp, round, gassy.

Magnum, Tradition, Perle, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra

Pilsner and wheat malts and it shows - way too pale. Nose is right, but where did the hops go? 10.21 expiry date suggests this is 5 months from bottling, but it couldn't have faded this badly with that hops bill. Thin and toothless - not even a blonde, never mind an APA.

Not undrinkable; just an unhappy lager cop-out.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light, hazy yellow.

Faint smell of wheat, hops (earthy/citrus) and not much else.

Tastes a bit bitter of earthy hops (cascade-esque) with underlying, slight malty body throughout. Very balanced and drinkable considering the hop profile. Refreshing and crisp.

Would I buy it again? Yes. Would be savage on a sunny day.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with a large head.
Nose shows lychee, melon, herbal hops and biscuity malt.
Some of the fruit remains as flavours but its more about the earthy and herbal hops. Very clean.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anatole
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

-pours a hazy golden with a big,frothy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-big melon,grassy,tangerines,biscuity,pineapple,candied lemon
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-light,watery body

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Photo of noz03
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveJanssen
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Kalifbonobo
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of windowside
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rredshift
1/5  rDev -73.2%

Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half litre bottle, poured into over sized Kasteel tulip.

A: Very pale colour, slightly hazy, large to medium thick head, which faded quickly but left
some lacing.

S: Prominent Cascade hop, notes of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, also had hints of

T: More or less followed the nose, had a decent balance without any unpleasantness.

M: Crisp with medium carbonation, went down well.

O: I’ve wanted to try this for a while and it didn’tdisappoint, comparable to British and American
takes on the style, might not quite scratch the itch of a west coast hop head, but it would get
fairly close.

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Photo of clarknova
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A true pioneer brew for the German market, which is still not really familiar with ales. A beer that does not favor a trendy "craft beer" marketing but also just a good and especially aromatic beer at a more than affordable price. It looks very pale yellow with enormous froth, that kills the smell a little. But you can still smell the very characteristic Citra hops. The taste is that of of a solid very drinkable session Pale Ale. No fancy "over-aromatic-beer-snobby"-stuff. Just fresh hoppy lemon with a medium malty backbone. Makes it easy to drink and not that dry as you might know from others brews in this style. The bitter finish is great an reminds me of the beste Pilsener from the northern nart of Germany. Really one of my favourites.

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Photo of matias-
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of DispyDnb
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doktorhops
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From those Lederhosen wearing chaps at Störtebeker Braumanufaktur (I dare any non-German speaker to say that 6 times quickly) comes Atlantik-Ale, their most seaworthy of ales, as I am led to believe. Now we all liked their Roggenbier, at least I did, and I am intrigued by this “Atlantik-Ale” done presumably in the American Pale Ale style as I’ve never in all my 1001 years on this planet (I am quite old) seen a German brewer make an APA. Set phasers to intrigued people.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stein... I just didn’t have the heart to pour a German beer into a nonic pint, it just doesn’t seem right.

A: Weird hazy almost fluoro-yellow body with a billowy 2 cm white head, what is going on here Störtebeker? Pale Ale? Fluoro Yellow Ale more like it... bizarre. 5/10.

S: Aroma is quite lemony and air freshener-like. Hints of flowery perfume and biscuit malts linger in the background struggling to overcome the sheer lemoness of this ale... yeah you read me - lemoness. I gave it a 7 for being so damn odd. 7/10.

T: Starts off with a potpourri floral hop note, then hints with slight lemon citrus (not as pronounced as I was expecting) dry cracker malt mid-palate and it finishes like a lick of the Sahara desert... which is strange for an APA. Aftertaste is strongly reminiscent of orange juice - the real stuff not the concentrate. Again this “Atlantik-Ale” throws up some surprises, but not to its benefit in this case. 6/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a tight, almost creamy carbonation - probably the best this beer has to offer, no wait not probably - definitely. 8/10.

D: Proving that Germans don’t brew well out of their comfort zone is perhaps a bit of a harsh critique, however in the case of this particular beer Störtebeker really have bitten off more than they could purple... and if that last bit doesn’t make any sense it’s because this brew doesn’t make any sense - it’s all over the shop like an octopi proprietor, which is a shame because I didn’t mind the Roggen-Weizen (although that brew had its faults too). I’ll be putting this in the “won’t be getting again unless I’m in the mood for something weird” basket. 6/10.

Food match: This is a seafood brew all the way - baked snapper or trout with battered and fried calamari rings and a light garden salad should do the trick.

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Photo of GianlucaB
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of samEBC
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chebode2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours murky golden with a massive tall white creamy head. Slow dissipation leaves rich lacings.

S: Lots of tropical fruits and also pine from the American hops. Some caramell malts balances the hops to some extent.

T: Bready sweet caramell malt, slightly roasted. Mild American floral, but also bitter hops gives fruityness; grapefruits and lemons, but rather faint (considering the style).

M: Aftertaste is short, while body and carbonation is medium.

O: Started off quite nice, but what it lacked in taste also is what kept the grades down.

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Photo of Ben_Bernstein
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a real spindrift-like spume as a head, far more nordish than exotic hoppy, mulberries in the deepst corner, bitter-sweet nightshade as the last reverberation.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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