Chad, King Of The Wild Yeasts
Amager Bryghus

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From:
Amager Bryghus
 
Denmark
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 7.34%
Ratings:
71
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 19, 2021
Added:
Aug 10, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  9
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Collaboration with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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3.65 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Sep 19, 2021
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3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Jack_14 from Italy

Classic smell of Beettanomyces Bruxellensis yeast, hay, leather, lightly spiced (coriander).
Straw yellow color, quite opaque.
Abundant and soft foam that remains compact on the head.
In the mouth extremely drinkable body, perfect carbonation: lively, but always remaining in the background.
Taste that highlights the almost total absence of filtration: a delicate but distinguishable Bretta, straw, crunchy and thirst-quenching taste, light notes of lemon too.
Dry but not bitter finish that brings back a more lively herbaceous (woody scents) and citrus (cedar) scent in the mouth.

Jun 06, 2021
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Chad, King of the Wild Yeasts from Amager Bryghus. Purchased on 18/3/21 at Riverside Liquors, Grand Rapids, MI, for $ 11.22 (Including tax and deposit) for 16.9 oz bottle ($ 0.664/oz). On room temperature shelf at store. Stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 22/3/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Undated bottle. Served at 55.0 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 56.6 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pale Straw (SRM 2), clear.
Body – Pale Straw (SRM 2), slight haze. When rear-lite, same but effervescence evident. A thin layer of sediment remains on the bottom of the bottle.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, gentle center pour), ghost white, high density, meringue-like, slowly diminishing to ten to 15 mm lacy crown and a partial cap varying from nothing to thick. Some pieces of lacing hang on the sides of the glass. Second pour also produces a 6.5 cm head.
Lacing – Fair. Three-dimensional chunks of foam remain on the glass – see also above.
Aroma – 4 – Coriander. No malt, no yeast. A bit of hop-like freshness appears as the coriander weakens to a more generic spiciness.
Flavor – 4.25 – Mildly spicy with a coriander ending. No hop flavor, no malt, no yeast. No alcohol (5 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 (After deducting 0.25 point for undated personal container) A pleasing ale, IMHO closer to a farmhouse than a wild ale. Still, good although the price point is a bit high.

Mar 22, 2021
 
3.88 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 30, 2019
 
3.75 by crobinso from Colorado on Apr 21, 2019
 
3.8 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Feb 03, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a hazy straw orange color with a big frothy head that displays good retention.
Aromas of light earthy and rustic funk, also floral. Some sweetness emanates from aromas of bready malts and honey. Zesty citrus peel and light sour aromas round things out.
The palate is very dry and peppery, well attenuated all around. It is very Saison like and has lots of complexity. Flavors of citrus peel, lemon like tartness, grassy hops, earthy bitterness, and bready malts. As the flavors open up, the rustic and funky flavors, notes of brett, become more pronounced, complimented by fruity undertones of pear and peach.
Medium bodied, crisp and with a moderate carbonation. The finish is extremely dry with a lightly tart linger.
This was a very finely crafted Saison/Wild Ale with a host of complex flavors. Really glad I had this one.

Jan 07, 2019
 
4 by cp45 from New Jersey on Sep 05, 2018
 
3.77 by acurtis from New Jersey on Sep 05, 2018
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

Revisited 8/22/19

A-Pours a light clear golden color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma had pleasant wildflower and thyme hints
T-The taste follows the nose with wildflower and thyme flavors and sourness notes
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A good summer beer

Sep 02, 2018
 
4.03 by RBorsato from Virginia on Jun 09, 2018
 
3.93 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jun 02, 2018
 
3.5 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 24, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by teromous from Virginia

I don't see a bottle date or import date listed.

Appearance: It has a very large, fluffy, billowy white head. The body is cloudy and a pale gold straw color. Be careful when pouring this beer because it can give a massive head if not poured slowly.

Aroma: It has a classic sweaty, funky aroma which is very strong. It also has a bit of a wildflower scent in the background. As the head dies that flowery scent becomes more prominent.

Taste: Up front it there is this mix of fresh herbs like bay leaf and bit of thyme, then a touch of peppercorn. It has just a light bit of woody character towards the end but it is very faint. The flavors in this beer are very mellow.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and airy. It has a light-to-moderate bitterness that comes off as a bit herbal. It is easy to drink but that herbal character and bitterness causes some pause while drinking it.

Overall: After a while the beer reminded me a bit of rosemary bread. It is tasty and herbal. It is easy to consume but the presence of that herbal character slows you down a bit. It's a very tasty beer that I would drink again and I would recommend.

Apr 15, 2018
 
3.75 by Keith_R from Georgia on Apr 11, 2018
 
3.85 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2018
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Apr 09, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

I just bought and drank Chad King of the Wild Yeasts Farmhouse Pale Ale, from Amager Bryghus in Copenhagen, ABV 5.00%, IBU 41.

Look: semi-clear yellow light golden with a very thick fluffy white head. It is very foamy, a real gusher.

Aroma: citrus, banana, yeast, some brett funkiness

Taste: The flavor is yeast, biscuit, orange, and orange peels, banana, some grapefruity hoppiness, and lots of brett funkiness. It might be too much brett for some, but I like this.

Feel: light to medium body

Feb 12, 2018
 
3.28 by bmansfield from California on Dec 22, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours an opaque straw yellow with three fingers of white head. Head foams up quick and easy, with good retention and lacing. Aroma gives a lively bite of lactic sour, strawberries, lemon zest, and herbal and resin hops. Flavor profile is lemon zest, strawberries, and melon with a touch of resin and herbal hops in the back. It has a slight lactic sour bite. Mouth feel is fizzy and effervescent with a medium thickness. Overall, a tasty sour pale ale that displays hops and sour in an equal manner.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16.9oz bottle.

Dec 21, 2017
 
3.52 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Oct 15, 2017
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4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by josanguapo from Spain

From Cervezalandia. In Teku glass. Watching Stranger Things 1x01-02. Tart, with citric notes and a zesty bitterness. Although the tartness isnt low, it provides a general sensation of balance. Avg 3.74

17 Feb 2019. Nueva etiqueta. De Hopt. En copa Teku. En almuerzo, con carne en caldereta + ensaladilla de gambas. Brett perfectamente integrado en una buena base de apa citrica. Muy fresca, refrescante, aromatica y bebible

Oct 07, 2017
 
4.25 by Zach136 from Georgia on Aug 20, 2017
 
3.83 by chadbweiner from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2017
 
3.75 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts on Jul 06, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by bark from Sweden

I don’t really know why, but at the time I bought this one, I decided to store it for some time. It might have been the brett…

The colour is pale gold, the liquid is clear. The two finger head is white and compact. It sinks down to a thin lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell got distinct brett-introduced flavours, it reminds a lot of Orval. Stable, wet hay, caramel, nail polish and mixed oriental spices. Yet, it is quite clean.

Brett-introduced flavours dominates the taste, too: Horses, stable, dried orange peel, oriental spices, meadow flowers, allspice, cardamom and cloves. Growing spicy bitterness. Hints of plastic and hot wax. Medium body. The aftertaste is smooth with sandal wood, allspice, lemon juice, banana peel and a touch of liquorice. Hay, spices and stable in the long finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the few mid-sized bubbles are fresh and long-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth.

A very interesting beer, surprisingly similar to Orval.

Best before: 01/2017 (batch 1232)

May 29, 2017
 
3.91 by malfunxion from New York on Jan 25, 2017
 
4.74 by JavierGC from Spain on Jan 21, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MattyG85 from Minnesota

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger white head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A funky and zesty Belgian style aroma with a scent of brett, spices, and fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of peppers, clove, and coriander. Big scent of brett funk. Fruit hints of lemon zest, orange peel, mango, pineapple, green apple, pear, and banana. Malt scent of wheat, grains, and cracker with some honey sweetness. Also some hints of grass and leather. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a funky and zesty Belgian style sour taste with notes of brett, spices, and fruit. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, pepper, and coriander. Big funky and tart taste of brett. Fruit notes of orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, green apple, banana, and pear. Bready malt notes of wheat, cereal grains, and cracker with some honey sweetness. Earthy hop notes of grass. Also some leather notes. A very good complex taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Crisp, tart, and juicy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good twist on a Belgian style Pale Ale. Good mix of brett, fruit, and spice flavors.

Dec 04, 2016
 
3.78 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2016
 
3.99 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Nov 21, 2016
 
3.6 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

1 PT .9 FL OZ bottle
Served in a beer flute

This beer pours pale yellow with a slight haze. It is topped with half a glass of lively, white head that disappears quickly leaving very little lacing.

The smell is lemony and funky, baby. It definitely has a dank basement aroma.

The taste beings slightly tart with lemon flavor. Then it brings the funk. It tastes like the basement in an old farmhouse that I used to live in. It tastes dank and mildewy but in a good way.

Medium mouthfeel and not as effervescent as I thought it would be.

I like it. It tastes like a really (basement) dank saison. It reminds me of Jolly Pumpkin which is one of my favorite breweries. I am just glad I like it since I bought five bottles since my name is Chad. I can't wait to see what this does with some age on it.

Oct 07, 2016
 
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Oct 01, 2016
 
4.15 by Beerhemoth from Illinois on Oct 01, 2016
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by drpimento from Wisconsin

Aroma is excellent with really fresh hops, grapefruit, and some sour. Flavor's like nose, with tart coming out strong, though not overdone and hops falling back, hint of sweet. Very foamy while pouring but oddly just right carbonation in the mouth. Plenty of yeast character in a good way. Super finish.

Sep 03, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by OmahaKF from Nebraska

Smell is huge barnyard funk, lemon peel, and spiciness. Taste is floral (lavender-like), bit of biscuit, citrus, and with a somewhat dry finish. It's a lot like the Hop Savant series but with more maltiness and less balanced bitterness.

Aug 20, 2016
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 20, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Stevedore from Oregon

On tap. Served in a snifter glass. Light lemon yellow body, lightly cloudy with a one finger white head, fair retention, not much lacing. Smells of farmhouse funk, light leather, grainy cereal, citrus and tropical fruit, a bit of astringency. Light tartness, nothing too over the top. Flavour is similar; cereal grain, citrus hop aromas, leather, light lemon, mild tartness but not an overly tart beer; light farmhouse funk. Smells essentially as a hoppy brett saison would. Nice complexity, although a light metallic astringency does bring the mark down a little. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation, lightly astringent on the finish.

Aug 11, 2016
 
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Aug 05, 2016
Chad, King Of The Wild Yeasts from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 71 ratings