Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch
Amager Bryghus

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Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #51
Ranked #5,640
4.05 | pDev: 8.4%
Amager Bryghus
Hr. Frederiksens Væsel BrunchHr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch
Notes: Collaboration with Mikkeller

This is a unique blend of two of Denmark's best imperial stouts. We have brewed Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel & Amager Bryghys Mr. Frederiksen separately and then blended the two brews. This has provided a very balanced, harmonious & full-bodied beer. After maturing, the beer is stored in our cold cellar for almost one year.
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a nice dark black brown hue with a skim of dark mocha head.
S: Soft dark chocolate and darkly roasted coffee with hints of vanilla, soft bourbon, creme brûlée, and a hint of whiskey. Wow! This is extremely smooth and decadent.
T: Dark roast coffee with cream, dry bittersweet chocolate, creme brûlée, a touch of soft sweet bourbon, a distinctive vinous note which blends effortlessly with all other notes, and a hint of whiskey around the edges. Layers of dark decadence!
M: Heavy body and yet really doesn’t feel that way. Loads of dark sweetness with mildly bitter coffee and chocolate. Warming vinous, bourbon, and whiskey notes linger on the palate.
D: What a superbly crafted and blended brew! Seek it out!

Feb 02, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tar black body supporting one-finger thick head, tan and creamy plus long lasting. Dark chocolate aroma with a touch of sweetness; some cocoa and coffee. Excellent milk chocolate and coffee combination taste; some whiskey notes layered deeply in the background that slowly creep forward at the finish; some dark grain char and bitterness. Heavy body; thick and chewy; creamy; some alcohol warmth to counterbalance the overall heavy sweetness.

This is a finely blended stout, and a real treat for those of us who like northern European dark ales. The coffee element is rather subdued while the whiskey barrel aging and generally high ABV blend well with the overall base beers. A beautiful collaboration...

Nov 13, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Unknown vintage; drank 1/2/15 @ Fischman's.

Brown/black hue.

Dark tan head; thick lace.

Coffee & fresh earth nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Black coffee, fresh earth & black licorice flavors up front; a hint of pickle juice on the finish.

Bold but not too good.

Apr 09, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500ml bottle into glass. No bottling date information found on label or on bottle.
Black, opaque colored body. The slightest of dark brown edge when presented to light (less than the width of glass bottom). Thick, tan colored head settles to interrupted cap and ring. Leaves behind webs and sheets of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts and coffee. Also molasses, dark bread, dark chocolate, and vanilla.
Well blended flavors of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark roasted malt/bread, and sweeter vanilla notes. Low bitterness, which results in an aftertaste of sweet caramel and espresso coffee. Alcohol is present but not of a burning nature, but rather adds a signature note to the other flavors.
Fuller mouth feel, with a coating aspect to the mouth. Good carbonation support. Rather light at the end of the taste profile.
A true sipper stout. Wonderful blend of aromas and tastes. Label has a sleeping weasel with a leaking, overturned goblet, a chef's knife pointed to a partial leaf, leaves with dew, and a steaming coffee pot.

Jul 29, 2018
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Evilyak from Minnesota

4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is like getting invited to your college girlfriend's wedding and you haven't seen her in a couple of years and you don't know the dude she's seeing but you say what the hell it could be cool and you show up and she looks just like you remember and he's awesome and you're really happy you went. then you find out she has a pet weasel as the ring bearer and it becomes the best party ever.

it's dark and sweet and smooth with a roasted edge and warm. greater than the sum of its parts.

Jul 27, 2018
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with no penetration to light. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and two thirds of the top. Light lacing. The aroma is comprised of sweet bourbon, bitter roasted barley, coffee, and dark chocolate. I'm tasting initially a bourbon flavor with coffee, dark malt, chocolate, and an easier bourbon finish. The mouth is warm with alcohol, thick, and yet oddly smooth from the oatmeal.

Jul 15, 2018
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siskiyoucellar from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very close to my idea of the perfect imperial coffee stout. I do adore Brunch Weasel and this marriage with Amager seems made in heaven, in the “you complete me” sense. Hr. Frederiksen is a fantastic stout in its own right and makes some wonderful contributions here. It is gorgeous. Perfectly opaque with an elegant toffee head that resolves into lovely persistent lacing that follows the boozy legs down the glass. The aroma has everything you could ask for, dark chocolate, molasses and espresso, enhanced and by mellowed by vanilla and chocolate milkshake tones. I could wax rhapsodic about the taste for a long time. In the interest of brevity I’ll just say that it’s as good or better than any big stout I’ve ever had. Super complex with every note perfectly balanced. If I have any criticism it’s that the sweet overpowers the bitter in the big picture. Nonetheless, a fantastically successful collaboration; thank you Mikkeller and Amager!

Jun 18, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A punch of coffee and oat to the palate. Uncompromising, robust, roasty, and a hint of boozy and hazelnut. Got a smokiness in the body. That being said, it isn't as complex as it sounds. Really coffee with aftertaste of some of those other things... sometimes. Just too powerful for me to really get into beyond the feel and look

May 30, 2018
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Suds from Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a tall bottle, this one is notable. Black and dark. Thick. The head is intensely brown. The aroma is of syrup (almost maple syrup...but malt) Bitterness is intense. Wow. It is heavy, it is thick, it is intense. Full flavor, bitterness. Overpowering in strength. Wow.

Apr 07, 2018
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Roguer from Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, sticky tan head; fantastic retention and lacing. Brew is jet black in a large glass.

Tons of roast and coffee on the nose, along with sharp red grapes and overripe dark fruit to go along with toffee, burnt caramel, and char.

Flavor follows: big roasty imperial stout, thick with char and coffee tones. Earthy, spicy hops. Very slight brown sugary sweetness, pronounced on the back end along with prunes, nuts, and wheat bread; mostly dry, but there's a slightly wet finish. Moderate bitterness, strongest up front.

Medium-to-full bodied; reasonable bite; sticky and full, but not chewy.

Oct 31, 2017
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

By far, this is the best Mikkeller beer that I've had in quite some time - granted, it's not solely a Mikkeller beer, but it's very good.

Lately, oatmeal stouts have been less than appealing to me, so I was slightly apprehensive about this beer - but, I do love Brunch Weasel (the coffee and chocolate are out of this world). The Væsel Brunch has these same characteristics, but in a slightly more subtle, less noticeable way. Brunch Weasel is still my preference of the two, but Væsel Brunch certainly is a good beer and probably one that you could drink quite a lot more of (I mean, if you make a habit of drinking 10%+ beers on a regular basis).

Oct 03, 2017
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TX-Badger from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Cocoa, roasted malts, earthy, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bittersweet cocoa and roast.

Dec 28, 2016
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Moderately light coffee upfront, with a light roast malt character and fair amount of oak barrel.

A: Black color, totally opaque with a light tan head that recedes to a fine ring in the glass.

T: Moderately coffee, with black licorice-like malts, there is definitely a barrel presence with some char and a very light bitterness.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation. The beer has a nice softness, but the finish is a bit hot and shows some alcoholic warmth.

O: Pretty solid blend of stouts; however the final blend seems to lean toward Amager’s and not Mikkeller’s stout. While the finished product is pretty tasty, the beer could be even better with a more pronounced coffee aroma and flavor to complement the barrel’s presence.

Mar 07, 2016
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spacecake9 from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black like motor oil with very little head.
S - The aroma is very weak, maybe just a bit of coffee.
T - The taste is coffee forward, quickly followed by coffee bitterness.
M - Low carbonation, medium feel.
O - Sounds good on paper but the results are just average. Thought the oatmeal side of this collab would soften up the coffee side. What really comes thru is the bitterness. Would not buy again.

Jan 17, 2016
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Nugganooch from California

4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle (newer label) with my Stone RIS snifter
Notes taken on 05/24/2015

A: Black as coffee with some dark browning around the edges. Looks semi viscous with no light making it through the body. A smallish layer of fizzy mocha tan head forms for a few moments before slipping out to a small film. Very minimal stick action to this one if any at all.

S: Dark rum soaked raisin hits the nose followed by some light smoky char, leathery tobacco, and cherry notes mixed with some black strap molasses. I get a faint espresso roast to this but not quite as much as I was expecting here. more stouty roadt cereals some alcohol spice and a slight metallic tinge. All in all very dark and roasty which has me fairly excited to dive into this one.

T: Dark dark roast here. Earthy and slightly charred with a rich dark chocolate bitterness and some dark berries. The coffee flavor is just incredible. Epicurean and with such a rich roast providing some green earthy elements. I get a touch of brown sugar and molasses to this but it’s not all that sweet as a hit of bitterness cuts way. Well balanced in that manor with some warming alcohol on the finish. A tasty treat for sure.

M: A touch thinner in body for an Impy stout but with a lower carbonation it still delivers that full bodied experience. Bitter and drying in the finish without becoming to charred or acrid. Slight oily linger but fairly clean overall.

D: A solid coffee stout. I think they did a nice job of blending the two base beers into an individual brew here. Glad I picked this one up for sure. Probably not worthy of a hunt but definitely one to check out. Would have again.

Nov 20, 2015
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madelfonatree from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased March 2015 and enjoyed October 19, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter. It is time to clear out some of my stouts. I've had Brunch Weasel and Hr Frederiksen is in my fridge, let's see how this goes.

Look - Very little head. There was a ring for seconds that faded to nothing. Dark brown. No lacing. What head was there is tan.

Smell - Coffee. Char. Bitter hop. Light booze. Strawberry. Dark fruit. Tootsie roll. Chocolate. Vanilla.

Taste - Bitter. Burnt sugar. Chocolate. Coffee. Char. I expect to have sediment at the bottom of this bottle.

Feel - Creamy. Slightly watery. Not overly carbonated but not flat.

Overall - Give me Brunch Weasel by itself. Is it possible I waited too long on this? I am not looking forward to Hr by itself. Bitter.

Oct 20, 2015
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mschrei from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into stout glass. Dark brown, light on edges when drinking. Real thick head that doesn't last. Strong carbonation at beginning, doesn't last long either. Plenty of sediment at bottom of glass. Coffee is very forward on nose, follows through on the taste, but it's a sweeter coffee than I'm used to in a stout. I get a slight alcohol heat on back of tongue, lingering aftertaste is mild bitterness. Very well balanced, would gladly buy this again.

Oct 09, 2015
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pagriley from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz poured into snifter

L - dark chocolate settling to pitch black in the glass. No head to speak of even with a vigorous center pour.
S - Strong coffee with hints of burnt sugar, caramel and vanilla
T - Bitter coffee, roasted malts, caramel and a hard bite to the finish that is a bit distracting
F - thinned out more than I hoped for from an oatmeal stout. Prickly carb doesn't help the feel eithe

Overall a very well made Coffee Stout. Continuing to improve as it warms

Aug 06, 2015
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Domvan from Texas

4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Dark viscous pour, medium head
Smell - Medium coffee aroma, roasty richness
Taste - Very similar to the BG Brunch version, but very rich and roasty
Feel - Medium bodied
This one definitely stuck out in a Beer geek tasting

Jul 12, 2015
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vfgccp from New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A nice looking stout, but not the top-notch appearance that I've come to expect from Mikkeller stouts. Deep brown body with mahogany highlights. Light tan head with nice retention and ok lace.

S - Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, dark roasted oats, and a touch of vinegar on the backend.

T - Really nice. Burnt coffee, smooth porridge, cola, green bitters, cream, and caramel. Touch of hazelnut and vanilla through the finish.

M - Silky smooth with a medium-full body.

O - Fantastic balance with a flavor profile that holds up to expectations for a Mikkeller stout.

Jun 21, 2015
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aleigator from Germany

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a completely black pour, with a stable, dense light brown head, revealing small bubbles at the edge of the glass.

The aromas in this come extremely well together, ranging between soft, berry infused milk-chocolate and earthy, slightly charred coffee beans. Its sweeter undertones of caramel and pine needles get gently wrapped up by the toasted, fresh crushed coffee beans. On top of that settle sour wild berries, creating a rich nose, full of different aromas, blending well together.

Almost no carbonation left (1.5 years old at the date of drinking), resulting in a very soft mouthfeel with an almost full body.

Tastes of earthy, toasty malts, together with chocolate-caramel cookie and a good portion of smooth whipped cream. The palate then gets confronted with a pleasant mix of matured, grassy hops and bitter, slightly berry accentuated coffee beans, adding even more earth to the taste. From this, a sweeter maltiness, as well as a gentle sourness, result from the so far established taste impression, smoothed by cream. Finishes with even more earthy, slighty bitter coffee and a slightly slick, long staying bitterness.

The brews earthyness is incredibly well pronounced, directly followed by bitter, berry enhanced coffee, with lots of cream to balance the subtle sourness. All flavors come together incredibly well, highlighting the roasted, bitter earth defined coffee.

May 30, 2015
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (no apparent date):
Pours a bit thinner then I expected, color little light of black. Head was minimal on a fairly light pour. However the little head that sits along the glass does provide spotted lacing.

Nose is a mild bitter coffee on initial pour, but the beer was just out of the fridge. Warmth slowly brings out a few more scents (strength never gets too strong, though), especially the oatmeal, and brings a chocolatey nature to the coffee scents. The scent reminds me of freshly baked cookies, for some reason.

The opening feel is a little thin, but also nicely silky smooth. Bitterness strength increases slowly in the long taste. The end feel is mildly chalky, however. Overall, despite the feel, I think the depth of the beer adds some body to it, medium.

The taste starts out with a hint of black coffee, but a creamy chocolate flavor is added to the mix fairly quickly. Next to come along is an oatmeal flavor, as well as some woodiness. As the beer warms, the opening tastes gains hint of warm milk taste to it, strangely.

A nice tasting beer. Enjoyed the blend of flavors, and the smooth opening feel. If that feel could've lasted longer and there had been a bit more heft to the body, this could've been top notch.

Apr 26, 2015
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown/black with a fast-dissolving light brown bubbly foam.

Dark stone fruits, fresh coffee grounds, roast, and some bitter chocolate.

Chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, vanilla, and tons of roasted chocolate malt.

Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, semi-sweet, bitter roastiness.

Overall, doesn't look that great, but the solid aroma and flavor make this interesting.

Apr 09, 2015
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Stezz420 from Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer bottle has a new or different label on it. Never had Hr. Frederiksens before so I'm not sure if I can really detect it really throughout the beer. The beer geek brunch definitely comes through very heavily though.

Dark black beer with a decent head that disappeared very quickly. Some lace was still left on the glass though.

Smelled very strong of dark chocolate and malt. Expected more of a coffee smell, but it kinda lacked on the coffee side.

Tasted very strong of coffee. Chocolate and dark roasted malt come through also. cant believe how smooth it is at 10.7%abv!

Perfect feel through out the whole beer. Kinda thin, but it thickens up as it warms up.

Overall I like the regular beer geek brunch by itself better, but this beer is still almost just as good!

Feb 19, 2015
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DanforthPewter from New York

4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: jet black w thin cream brown head. Dissipates with gorgeous lacing. S: fresh pot of coffee, roasty malts. T: toasted almond, cocoa, coffee. F: creamy, not bitter. Coats the tongue w/o being too thick or thin. Great lingering on the tongue. O: as a big fan of brunch weasel I think I would prefer this from now on. Perfect blend

Dec 22, 2014
Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 230 ratings