Amager / 18th Street - Lawrence Of Arabica | Amager Bryghus

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3.9/5
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Amager / 18th Street - Lawrence Of ArabicaAmager / 18th Street - Lawrence Of Arabica
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by olradetbalder on 05-20-2015

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Ranking:
#14,992
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
58
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of DaveCash
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle, batch no. 1095 with a best before date of July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a one finger mocha head that dissipates quickly and leaves only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malts with only subtle hints of orange peel.

Taste: Strong bitter coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts and a light herbal element with only hints of candied orange peel in the background.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: Nice and easy drinking Porter with good strong coffee flavours. The orange was perhaps a little light such that I probably would have missed it if it wasn’t written on the label. Still pretty good though.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jtee
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 500ml bottle served at 15 degrees Celsius into a snifter. The bottle has been cellared for more than six months.

Appearance: The beer pours an opaque, very dark brown with two fingers of dense, mocha head that disappears within two minutes. Decent retention for the style. Overall it's a pretty good looking beer.

Aroma: The nose is intense and full of coffee. It is well-balanced between sweet and sharp. The dark malts dominate with strong notes of coffee and tobacco as well as faint notes of dark chocolate and black licorice. Some herbal and earthy hops along with orange zest are present.

Taste: Same as the nose however balancing towards bitter. There's a burnt/charred character that I really like. The beer finishes with a lengthy coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation. It's slightly warming and astringent. I know this is not a stout, but I find it a little thin (could be the aging of course). The mouthfeel seems to be this brew's weakest link for me.

Overall: A good beer that delivers on its promise as a coffee orange porter. I'd buy it again if a casual opportunity presented itself.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Tercer tiempo cervezas. In Teku glass. Playing Technobabylon. This mix of flavors between orange zest and coffee (both easily noticeable) feels sometimes nice, sometimes tiresome, then nice again, then tiresome... I have to try more of this kind to be sure if i like it

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Photo of ikidunot
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chico1985
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from the lcbo for around $6. Rich and delicious. I dont really taste the 'hint of orange' though. The coffee and chocolate flavours are fantastic.

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Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; no packaging date. Served slightly chilled. Reviewed on my phone.

Pours an opaque, brownish-black colour, generating a thin layer of bubbly, beige-coloured foam that quickly disappears, leaving behind a foamy collar and some scant lace. Black coffee and molasses on the nose, with chocolate syrup, burnt sugar, earthy notes and some subtle hints of orange peel. Not a looker, but the aroma is pretty darn enticing.

Tasty, but a little on the one-dimensional side; roasted coffee and espresso flavours are exceedingly dominant. I'm also getting some molasses and prune, but the orange is very restrained and honestly not much of a factor. The finish is probably it's strongest point - bitter coffee grounds, earthy hops and dark chocolate notes all shine, with hints of licorice complementing the roasty finish and bitter aftertaste. Medium in body, with moderately low carbonation; smooth, but not as full-textured as I'd hope for a coffee porter. Very good, but there's room for improvement.

Final Grade: 4.09, an A-. Lawrence of Arabica is a fine coffee porter that is certain to appeal to Java fiends such as myself. The orange isn't used to its full potential, and the body is a tad thin for 7%, but other than that I'm finding it to be a worthy tipple. The price stings a little, but I still like this beer enough to consider picking up a second bottle.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pungent aroma of creamy roasty mouthwatering coffee - wow. Boasts a balancing aromatic presence of chocolate and dark malt sweetness, with notes of cream and espresso that make the coffee fucking sing. Arresting in its high quality, this moderately strong aroma promises a coffee porter that embraces the hell out of the coffee it uses. A treat of an expressive aroma in a market oversaturated with generic Folgers-redolent shrugs of a coffee presence.

The taste delivers on the aroma's promise, yielding an admittedly simple build of dark malt sweetness, rich evocative coffee with complementary notes of espresso and coffee, and specialty chocolate malt. Impeccably balanced, nailing the shit out of the push-pull between bitter coffee grounds and sweet chocolatey malt. Depth of flavour is impressive but not dazzling. Flavour duration is above average. Flavour intensity is average.

Well-built with a crowd-pleasing classic coffee porter flavour profile. This is a timeless coffee porter that's as true to style as they come.

Drinkable as they come. Great coffee presence, incredible balance...I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. 18th Street just piqued my fancy (I've had Amager afore). Highly recommended. Gorgeous stuff.

B+ (3.65) / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nullbort
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fair or not, all coffee porters are now compared by me to the incomparable Peche Mortel.
As such, this one fails for the same reason all others do: the harsh, bitter attack on the taste-buds that I now know can be done much better. In addition, the yeast is a bit off-putting.
This is worth a try, although perhaps not for $6.30 CDN/bottle.

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Amager / 18th Street - Lawrence Of Arabica from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 58 ratings