Amager / 18th Street Lawrence Of Arabica | Amager Bryghus

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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:
#14,334
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
59
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by kitch:
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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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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of DaveCash
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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 Sanchorizo
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured half a 500ml bottle and it looked shiny and dark brown. Poured the second half and its murky with lots of sediment. Second half of this is a coffee bomb, whereas my initial feelings were really subtle, balanced and predominantly roasty with a sharp smokiness.

This is like drinking two different beers, both of which I like, but I'm not sure I can make a fair evaluation of what their composition tastes like. However, I think I'm obligated to try this one again, and I'm really looking forward to it!

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Photo of stortore
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 RedAleMan
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft pour at Foundry, Northampton MA. Full notes from last weekend.

A- Into the glass with a black body but not that thick motor oil appearance. Frothy mocha tan cap builds up with a foamy consistency and decent retention.. Spotty lacing drizzles the glass after each sip.

S- Insane dark roast coffee nose. Did I just walk into a roasting coffee house? Black beans like a great espresso, blackened malts and licorice.

T- Insane roast flavor as the burnt barley and dark roast coffee beans invade the taste buds. A hint of orange zest bitterness adds a nice touch but for the most part this one is about the coffee. Acrid roast bitters stick to the taste buds.

MF- Medium bodied with a frothy texture. High carbonation works out here as the flavor is coffee but not full on dessert stout. Acidic burnt bitterness lingers from both the coffee and malts.

I really don't see Amager on-tap that often but I was pretty much required to go for this one just based on the name. I am glad I did. Heavily darkened coffee blasts out of the glass and pound the taste buds after each sip.

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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 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 byronic
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | 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 Casey_L
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for $6.30 CDN.

Appearance - pours a super dark brown color with a nice finger of tan head.

Smell - lots of coffee and hints of chocolate. There's perhaps a bit of an orange aroma mixed in there but a little hard to discern.

Taste - pretty much like the nose. Mostly coffee with some dark chocolate mixed hints with trace elements of sweetness. There's some orange on the close but it's very subdued and not quite as orange like as I'd enjoy.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy, nothing wrong here, just a standard high quality porter.

Overall - there's nothing wrong with this beer, but there's nothing that rally stands out. With a little more orange this could be really good. Given the price, it's not a repeat purchase for me.

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Amager / 18th Street Lawrence Of Arabica from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 59 ratings