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Fru Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

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very good
23 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by illidurit on 05-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
60
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours black with a tan head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with good amounts of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Also present are very slight hints of herbal hops and vanilla.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malts and cocoa powder up front are joined quickly by heavier dark chocolate flavors. Midway through light amounts of herbal and leafy hops join in, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall this beer was better than the sum of its parts. Everything was present in very nice levels and this is a very smooth and easy-drinking beer that’s well worth a shot.

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Photo of oberon
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another great beer from Denmark,this little country is no slouch in craft beer world.Poured into an imperial nonic a near jet black except from some chocolate brown highlights when held to the light,a large blooming lighter mocha colored head atop.To me the aromas couldnt get any better,a fantastic display of chocolate and resiny hop,maybe the best aroma of any stout I have come across,if you like the hops no matter the style its spot on.The mouthfeel is a little sharp and not as full on as I would have liked.Bitter chocolate,dark fruit,and a healthy dose of resiny hop make for a well rounded flavor profile,if that mouthfeel was just a little more smooth!A really good beer that is close to being great,love the hop play going on.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at SDIBF, a good dark brown and black pour with a beige colored head to it. All the usual suspects in the aroma, roast, chocolate, dark fruit and sugar.

Taste, ditches the dark fruit, comes with more astringency and chocolate, touch of smoke. A degree of hops to it, nice touch as well. Beer gets more complex the more you drink it. Wouldn't mind checking this out another time, although its doubtful given its limited availability, never seen it in stores.

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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An amazing stout, with great bitterness and drinkability. Pours absolutley dark with off-white creamy head, with thick lace following. Milk chocolate brown coloured body and romas, along with the roast. Creamy and above average mouthfeel. Very tasty, and the 75 IBU kicks in the finish which made it great with food. Premiere Gourmet.

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Photo of rufusb
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, poured into tall pint glass. Nice head when poured. Dark black in appearance. Aroma of coffee and a dark chocolate. Some hops in smell, and you could tell this is a higher alcohol beer. Taste isn't as bold as others in this style. Roasted malts, light coffee, and chocolate tastes...not as strong as expected. Good beer, but not a great one.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Nearly pitch black body with a small, tan head. The bubbles are more Coca-Cola looking than beer looking, but when it settles it has a nice foamy ring that looks more familiar.

Smell - Roasty malts and some chocolate, but I swear I smell some lactose sweetness, which puts me off. Not an overwhelming aroma, but nice.

Taste - Roasty malts and some chocolate. Good flavors for what it has, but not a lot of complexity. The finish gets bitter and a little grassy. Combined is a sweetness that again I swear is lactose, but isn't off-putting the way it was in the aroma.

Mouthfeel - I like my bitter stouts to be thicker. This one has the bitterness of an RIS, but not the feel of it. Something to carry the stout flavors over the hop finish would be nice.

Overall - Not bad, not incredible. I'm looking forward to the Hr. Frederiksen.

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Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Peter1977
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black colour stout with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light lactose notes with some dry roasted malt and some black chocolate. Taste is an interesting mix between some black chocolate and some dry roasted malt which are offset by some light lactose notes. Body is above average with good carbonation and a somewhat creamy texture. OK though I prefer the imperial version better.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only slight traces of red are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short tan head that quickly faded away, leaving only a collar of moderate sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of licorice are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the stout is dominated by flavors of licorice and has additional notes of burnt malts and tobacco ashes.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and yet a little thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a lot of complexities in both its aroma and taste for something that seems a little lighter in body than what you would normally expect. It kind of reminds me like a "lite" version of a Russian Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Rwalford74
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of killcore
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

A deep brown/black brew, a tan head that leaves little lacing. Good curtains though.

Smelling of Marzipan, figs, burned toast and milk chocolate.

Sweet, burnt sugar and bread, sweet licorice, chocolate and chocolate liqueur.

Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a big body, a long dry ashy finish.

Really good after dinner.

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Photo of mousebeer
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mulder1010
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ML poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a dark cola color, almost black. Medium pour got a large head that quickly receded to a root beer float colored head and level. Left spotty lacing through the entire glass. Very good head retention to this. Just little flashes of carbonation on the sides of the glass.

S-- Roasted malts, roasted barley, fresh roasted coffee, warm chocolate. Nice warm, inviting smell to this. Does get a little soft at times though.

T-- Coffee/ espresso grounds, coco powder, and lots of roasted malt. Almost to the point of over roasted.

M-- Bitter but smooth. Lots of bitter coffee/ espresso grounds in this. For as bitter as it is, it is still quite soft in the back and a little bit of acidity as well. Good touches of carbonation. Bitterness makes this a high medium feel and medium carbonated.

D-- Tasty stout. Well hidden ABV and a sipper due to the amount of bitterness in this. Bigger and bolder than what I expected. Well made beer.

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Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Hyperionecta
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of truebluebums
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fru Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
87 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.
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