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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 67

American Wild Ale | 5.00% ABV

Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Notes: This beer is retired; no longer brewed. 
BA SCORE
89
Exceptional
Amager / Crooked Stave - Chad, King Of The Wild YeastsAmager / Crooked Stave - Chad, King Of The Wild Yeasts
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by shoegueuze:
Photo of shoegueuze
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bark
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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)

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Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Teeming with deep earthen quality, bright fruit and yeast spices, there's no shortage in talent when the Amager and Crooked Stave teams pool their resources. Belgian pale ale meets the funk and fauna of the farmhouse when their King of the Wild Yeast, Chad comes to town.

Chad pour with the turbulent gusto of champagne. A hazy pale golden color steams a heady bubbly austere with an arid honeycomb of froth. A strong pungency wafts into the nose with dried leathery citrus, saddle leather, sea brine and weathered wood. Its supple sweetness is short with the taste of light bread and soft powdered sugar that dissolves easily on the front of the tongue.

Retreating sweetness leaves way for the wonderfully complex balance of fruit and spice to unfold on the middle palate. Orange, lemon and lime all seem of the old, musty, leathery types while the spiciness carry the zip of fresh-cracked peppercorn, white pepper, faint cumin and then the grassy spiciness of hops that bring their own dry hay bite to close. All the while, there's mineral crispness that has a light saline character for the resemblance of musty margarita.

Light in body, the beer's light and residual bready texture is given a bold lift by the streaming carbonation that calderns from below. Bringing its own carbonic bite, the ale has a seltzer-like effect on the tongue as the finish brings a digestible dryness and a follow through of an earthen peppery spiciness as its lasting taste.

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

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bump8628
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobertColianni
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, hay, straw, musty funk, light cracker/bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, hay, straw, musty funk, light cracker/bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus peel bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt flavors; with a great bitter/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Very dry finish from carbonation and bitter/spiciness. High carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent hoppy Brett saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yergermeister
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very citrus fruity with just the right amount of tartness; almost like a cider.

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Amager / Crooked Stave - Chad, King Of The Wild Yeasts from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 67 ratings