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Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch | Mikkeller ApS

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Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel BrunchAmager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Should be listed under Amager.

Added by glid02 on 06-28-2010

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to Mac, tried next to the original and port aged.

The beer pours a nice dark brown to black color, some decent bubbly lacing, Overall good.

Smell really reminds me of brunch weasel, has lots of nice roasty notes and coffee beans, dark scorched earth malts as well. Some black strap molasses as well and dark chocolate.

The flavor also embodies the characteristics of the smell, with beautiful dark malts, dark chocolate, burnt coffee and an overriding sweetness like a too sweet creamer.

The feel is good, carbonated and kind of sweet for the style.

Good but not amazing for me, interesting.

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Photo of Brabander
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this beer in a trade a few months ago. Since then i had it in my beerfridge. Now was the time to open it. Thanks to you Mark!

The beer looks splendid, no other words can be used. The smell is with rich coffee and very well burned malts.

The taste stays behind when i compare this beer with others i had in this style and that is a pity. It is only the coffee and nothing else but the coffee. The bottle was a bit too much to drink for one person. Mouthfeel had some carbonation...

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Photo of thepeter
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with a decent head and a little lacing
S - Coffee, chocolate, smoke, wood, BBQ pork, and a hint of booze
T - Nice but not as intence as the aroma would indicate. Coffee and bitterness from the Cocoa are there, some wood especially in the finish but not much of the bbq pork or smoke which was a bit of a disapointment. Well not too much as I still really enjoyed the beer.
MF - Full bodied with nice carbonation, just letting it sit in my mouth was nice, a bit milkshake(ish) which was great!
O - a great beer that I had been waiting to try and happy I had a bottle. Although I wish the flavor was a bit more intence, I can't really complain. May not be quite as good as the Mikkeller Beer Geek Br Weasel though

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Photo of Mar02x
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A gorgeously nice brown head, a real stayer with a good structure. The fluid is pitch black like a moonless night in Zeeland.

S - This is how every beer should smell, near perfect combination of wood, peat, booze, chocolate and coffee.

T - Again wood and peat mixed with a light boozyness, real bitter finish though. This should be sold instead of chocolate milk!

M - A smooth carbonation that goes excellent with the taste. A bit thicker would have helped the body this beer with an extra 0.5 point.

O - A real topper, among the best I have tried.

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Photo of SFLpunk
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Freud for this hook up! 500mL brown glass pry-top bottle. No date.

Pours a super thick black with thin light brown head. Nose is dominated by roasty qualities of coffee and meat, with some bitter smelling burnt malt too. Earthy and forest-y as well.

Palate is rich and viscous with a little alcohol warming and lots and lots of roasty bitterness. Coffee, cigar ash, tobacco, tar, mulch, black patent malt, roasted beef, charred wood, etc for flavors. Long, bitter dark finish.

Notes: An improvement on the original Hr. Fred, but not nearly as good as the Mikkeller BGBr (Weasel).

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeffo for digging this one up and getting it to North America for me. Best before September 1st, 2015. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tulip.

A - Great looking stout. Ample dark tan foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving plenty of splotchy lacework. Body is black, with just the faintest glint of brown at the fringes.

S - The smell is full of chocolate cake, fudge, hazelnuts, and hints of cola and carob. The coffee has certainly faded in the last 18 months, but what remains is far from your typical diner coffee. Instead it's a very rich dark roast the integrates seamlessly with the other flavors.

T - The taste is a bit ashier and lacks the rich chocolate sweetness found in the aroma. There's still plenty of espresso, dark chocolate, and a bit smoke. The finish is slightly burnt, but it avoids the horrendous astringency and burnt tire flavor that plagues some Mikkeller and Amager offerings. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M - The feel is fantastic. Silky-smooth medium-full body, with pleasant medium-low carbonation. The finish is mildly sticky, and lingers lightly on the palate indefinitely.

D - I really enjoyed this for 8oz, but I suspect it would grow a bit fatiguing after that point. Reminds me of the first batch of Brunch Weasel that was vastly superior to the subsequent ones. I'd have this again, if it were easier to acquire.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam who brought something to taste that I'd never even heard of, and a nice surprise it was!

Black with a nice dark khaki head.

Nose is all big, rich and full black chocolate and fresh coffee. Tones of creamed coffee and black coffee/bitter black chocolate.

Mouthfeel is rich, full and inviting. Thick like a coffee/chocolate malt.

Flavors are full, rich and assertive black chocolate/coffee and very inviting.

Could be considered big simple coffee. I find a wonderful rich roasted grain/coffee/black chocolate richness that makes this a delightful big drink.

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Photo of dgilks
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown colour with a small dark tan head. Good.

Coffee and roast aroma with mild soy sauce and a slight herbal note.

Good roast flavour with lots of black coffee and a touch of malt. Mild hops. Nicely balanced.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A crisp, dry, roasty stout with some coffee flavour but not as much coffee as expected.

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Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to finally try this after a recent trade. The decision to crack it open was a good one.

This stout blend pours a dark black with no brown/red hue to be seen. It pours with a luscious head which lasts for a bit. After the head recedes it leaves an inch and a half right around the glass. It has an aroma of dark chocolate cherry cordials. For the taste, bitter dark chocolate, ash, scorched coffee, and light cherry in the background. As for mouthfeel it is a bit over carbonated, but after it sits it becomes very smooth. Overall, this beer is pretty good, but it leaves more to be offerred. I think the burntness it has is slightly overpowering, but it is still a good beer. I think the Weasel gets overpowered by the roasted characters of the Fredickersens. But still a decent stout.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Stella tulip.

A - Pours a very deep Ebony colour, withe a two fingered tanned head that slowly reduces to a thick film that laces.

S - From the bottle some nice peated chocolate aromas. Once poured some vanilla aromas come out with some Whiskey fennols.

T - Up, front some very stark vanilla flavours and followed by some decent peated chocolate flavours, the finish is bitter, smokey and earthy but yet the creamyness is maintained.

M - Full body and a little over carbonated on the finish, but still retains its creamyness.

O - A very solid stout that will leave you wanting more. Thouroughly recommended.

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Photo of rarbring
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark dark brown, has a chestnut head a bit uneven leaving some lacing and curtains.

Smelling intensely sweet and roasted, coffee beans, figs, dates, sausages and some earth nuances.

Sweet brown sugar, syrup, burnt bread and wood, fig marmalade, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, bitter coffee beans.

Little carbonation, a thick body, smooth and oily texture, a dry finish.

Well, undoubtedly a lot of effort has gone into this beer, however now it is a bit unbalanced, too sweet and a bit too bitter. Could improve with storage.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as black gets, impenetrable. Head is ochre; small bubbles and retains excellently. Fed by steady stream of carbonation, with great bead patterns up the glass. Lace is thick and cradles the beer like a precious orb that contains the essence of creation. Just beautiful.

Intense booze whiff hits the nose immediately. As I acclimatise, I get huge chocolatey aroma and a lovely rich spicy coffee aroma. Dark espresso with lots of aniseed, berries and orange peel. Still get that ethanoic whiff through it all though and that could be toned down a tad.

Taste is intense indeed. Huge dark roasty bitterness upfront with strong cocoa-rich chocolate, pepperberries and star anise. Develops a dryness complicated by spice on mid, then huge coffee notes added at the back, big pepper and dark coffee with just a hint of honey as well. Pleasant, but I feel there could be more sweetness to counteract the hot spice of the weasel coffee a bit. It's really quite a hot palate with a bit of a burning sensation.

I actually feel the carbonation as well which inplies it's either a bit thin in the body or just overcarbonated. The heat may just come from the weasel coffee, not the alcohol so much.

Overall a pleasant drop to finish the night. In truth I would prefer to be sharing this bottle with a couple of mates rather than tackling it alone, but it's still manageable and enjoyable.

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Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Mikkeller collaboration which im glad to be able to sample and it pours a dark jet cola hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a two finger mocha laced head and not much lacing,the smells are roasted coffee,dark malts,dark bitter chocolate and a tiny tinge of alcohol,it has an above medium bodied mouthfeel which feels quite filling yet not and is well carbonated and the flavour is pretty much like the smell with tastes of roasted dark malts,dark expresso,smoked wood and finishes with a dark chocolate bitterness,overall its nice and enjoyable without blowing you away definately one for winter though.

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Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Mikkeller pub in Copenhagen. This is a combination of Amager's Hr. Frederiksen and Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch.

Pours black with a one-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of rich roasted malts with good amounts of dark chocolate and smooth coffee. As the beer warms the aromas sweeten a bit with hints of blackstrap molasses.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Well-integrated roasted malt flavors work well with sweet molasses and mild amounts of dark chocolate. Midway through the sip hints of leafy hops make an appearance before being overtaken by smooth coffee flavors that carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass with no problems and could easily have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer very much however it's to be expected as both the base beers are exceptional. That being said I'm not sure if the combination of the two makes either one better. Either way, it's a tasty beverage and worth a shot.

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