Hr. Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
300 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
When poured into the glass you will instantly sense that Hr. Frederiksen is a gentleman with both potency and a huge personality. Dark as Hr. Frederiksen's humor, this imperial stout is inspired by the American imperial stouts with it's dense and creamy light brown head that leaves nice lacings in the glass while the head reluctantly dissipates. We are willing to admit that we went crazy with the malts in this beer. A massive 8 different types of malts were used, and it is the dark and heavily roasted ones that give the beer it's color and almost extreme full body - this is almost a meal in a bottle. The bitterness is also delivered by the heavily roasted malts backed up by the American Centennial hops. Oh yes, Hr. Frederiksen is an experience which should be enjoyed slowly, but in return he will last all night warming you with his alcohol and challenging charm. We have named this beer after a good friend, without whom, Amager Bryghus would not be what it is today.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,995
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
300
pDev:
7.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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24
Gots:
26
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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a completely black color, with a decent sized, bubbly beige head.

Smells of matured hops, molasses and cold pressed coffee, wrapped up in earth. The beers earthiness is the key element of the nose, gently accompanied by a note of caramel and fresh crushed coffee beans.

Drinks very velvet, smooth on the tongue with an unbelievable creaminess during the finish, suddenly featuring milk chocolate instead of molasses.

Tastes of earth coated molasses with a certain dryness to it. Among this dryness, coffee beans create a pleasant bitterness, balanced by a mix of bakers chocolate and silk cream. A prominent, yet soft roastiness cuts through, adding to the maintaining chocolate qualities of the beer, while revealing a glimpse of mocha beans during the finish.

Exhibits a fantastic taste development, while providing more and more depth, resulting in a rich chocolate, coffee, molasses mix, topped of by roasted malts. Utmost soft on the tongue, with a long lasting aftertaste, a great beer on all fronts.

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Photo of bnes09
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

No head on the pour. Super dry, bitter flavor and somewhat lacking in roasted character. Also lacking in body and texture for the style. Average in my opinion.

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Photo of YvesB
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Dark brown with small to medium head. looks good !
Smell - a bit unlike the others stouts ive had. Hops and coffee mostly.
Taste - Lots of bitterness. Takes some sips to get used to.
Feel - Dry, hoppy finish.
Overall - Not everyone will like this but its definately right up my alley.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelfonatree
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased July during 2015 MLB All Star week at Party Source in Kentucky. Enjoyed October 20, 2015 in a Hopsplam tulip/snifter.

Look - Thin lighter tan head with medium bubbles is slow to build and quick to dissipate. Blotchy lacing at best. Dark brown body. A lot of small particles of sediment dispersed.

Smell - Chocolate. Musty hops. Coffee. Char. Sweet.

Taste - Bitter. Coffee. Chocolate. Raspberry.

Feel - Dry. Not as heavy as I would hope. Sediment does give a chalky texture to it.

Overall - I have tried Hr, Brunch Weasel, and Hr Brunch. Brunch Weasel is by far the best (and its family of beers). Hr was slightly better by itself over Hr Brunch.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -DF-
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4ster
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

I am a newbie with Imperial Stouts, but this one dispelled any doubt created by what were almost certainly some bad bottles I bought from shops in Thailand that don't know or care about storing them properly.

I was a bit nervous about this one. People say its like getting punched in the face by some big lunk from Denmark named Hr. Fredricksen or something. Not at all. A wonderful bitter chocolate coffee experience following a sweet smooth initial layer. Perhaps Hr. Fredricksen decided not punch me and give me a nice cup of coffee, a whiskey and a chocolate mousse. Usually we get the bitter flavors pretty quick with many stouts, but this the bitterness comes in later and saves you from getting queasy on the initial sweetness. The alcohol worked very nicely to add depth and facilitate the whole range of slight hints of fruits and flowers.

Given the heavy amounts of malts and such that are used to make imperials, I would guess that this beer might have a similarly heavy syrupy mouth feel. Not at all, in fact I thought it could be more interesting if it were a bit heavier, but this is not a complaint.

I am getting a bit weary of quads and this was a nice refreshing change. Wonderful beer, I would definitely reach for it again if I had the chance.

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Photo of randylangford
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robomunky
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Don't drink too fast! It gets even better as it warms. Nice light brown head, great mouthful. A top five coffee stout for me.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.99/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Has a strong off-putting smell remaniscent of rubbing alcohol that lingers throughout the taste as well.

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Photo of dar482
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer offers bitterness throughout with anise and licorice flavor. This is combined by a medium plus caramel and sugary sweetness and milk chocolate. A bright bitterness finishes up the beer. A medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleJ
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I did not come to Brazil to drink Danish beer, but when a beer like Hr. Frederiksen falls into m lap, I will take a small taste, thank you. On to the beer:

The beer is black bodied and topped with solid head and good retention on top. A pleasing aroma excites the mood, as modest hops and a note of lactose set the table for a wonderful tasting experience. Coffee knocks on the door first, then a splash of bittering hops. With a strong note of chocolate, the beer takes on a pleasing bittersweet taste. It's a full bodied beer with a hoppy aftertaste, putting Hr. Frederiksen into good territory.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peabody
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Way2drunk
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured n2 a tulip glass I was initially excited by the reviews. With a hint of sweetness I was excited. My first initial taste and feel thought were good but I waited 4 it 2 settle b4 committing to my final scores. The more I drank the more my scores reduced. The hoppy bitterness at the end is not a flavor profile i prefer. Not sure why it got rated so well but I still have Pride by Amager to try! Hopefully it will be better?

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Photo of Glorithm
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 300 ratings