The Sinner Series - Wrath
Amager Bryghus

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Amager Bryghus
3.62 | pDev: 9.67%
Jan 11, 2021
Jul 31, 2012
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: I bought it because of the label. It made a nice sound when I opened the lid. It has a golden red color and _lots_ of fluffy head. Saisons tend to be highly carbonated.

S: Basically, it smells like beer and wine. Either fermentation process is distinct, but the wine has more aroma--dry and red. The beer part is unmistakably a Belgian ale. Mid strength.

T: Barley, hops, fermented grapes. Actually really nice. I'm wild for the Belgian ale part of it, it's bitter and earthy and bites my palate in just the right spot--but I'm not so much of a wine drinker so half of it is going to miss the mark--it's still quite good and I am enjoying it.

F: Medium bodied, like an Irish Red. Dry, for sure. Lots of flavor, yet no spice, and the hops are absolutely lovely. The wine element increases the alcoholic warming and gives it some extra kick.

O: It's a solid pick. Rare as well, sure to raise some eyebrows.
Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Zach136 from Georgia

Aug 19, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From Cervezalandia. In Teku glass. Playing Gunman Clive. The wood notes are very subtle, hard to find, but the grapes profile is really notorious and pleasant
Jul 08, 2017
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle from the basement, into a stem tulip glass.
A - Marauding carbonation slices through a copper backdrop to pile miles high into a heavens reaching froth of off white.
S - Warm wet cedar, spiced with cinnamon, dark maple and warm honey, red grape skin, broad leaf tobacco and finally crushed walnut. Amazing.
T - Varies widely from the nose, wheat toast spread with late blossom honey to start, then musk melon, mashed with red wheat, overripe plum and finally a touch of pressed apple skin.
F - Medium in body, that carbonation is relentless, you that person, we all know that person relentlessly trying and in the end just fine. The palate is struck with a bit of sweet grains and autumnal reminders. Oranges and browns with a refined welcome.
O - This bottle was aged, and for that I am glad, with time the honey notes darkened, the base malts are spot on, with just enough bitterness to show the craft of the brewer. This is the last of the Sinners Series for me and I am glad to have postponed the Wrath.
Worth seeking out
Nov 20, 2016
Rated: 2.67 by Waggman from Sweden

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 4 by christinelovesbeer from District of Columbia

Apr 09, 2016
Rated: 4 by life_of_agony from Australia

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by dcmchew from Romania

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Shemmy from Thailand

3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I would agree with most of what is said in the previous reviews. I really enjoyed this beer. The woodiness and grassiness was unique I felt. The wood is not your typical oak either. Interesting and pleasant. Many faint background flavors to explore in this one. We have such high taxation on imported alcohol in Thailand however, that I won't be eagerly reaching for this one again, a bit too expensive. At 30% cheaper, yes then, I would.
Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by peensteen from Canada (ON)

Jun 18, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, yeast, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, caramel, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of malt, caramel, and spice all around.

Serving type: bottle.
Jun 02, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by GRG1313 from California

May 31, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

May 26, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by Poupae from Thailand

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by personpitch from Australia

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by DrinkSlurm from New York

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Amalak from New York

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by impending from California

Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jul 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by pirmannt1 from Illinois

Jul 07, 2014
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Reviewed by Louisville-Beer-Reviews from Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Clear, golden honey color, with large bubbles in the head, and specks of lacing left on the glass.

Aroma: Grainy, biscuity, wheaty aroma, with bright, fruity notes of green apple and white grape, like champagne.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue is very grainy, like wheat toast, with a sharp, bright flavor of tart white grape, and Granny Smith apples present as well. The finish sees the profile moving away from the fruity sweetness, and more towards a grainy, toasty, biscuity malt finish. Bridging the gap are the flavors of oak, and wood spice, like clove, which lent it a bit of an anesthetic flavor/texture on the tongue, like an Orajel sensation. The medium body keeps this one from feeling too dry.

Final Word: I really enjoyed the tart fruit flavors in this beer, and feel that the Pinot Noir barrel aging comes through in a very true way; the spicy wood and sparkly white grape flavors are very much in balance with the other elements of the beer. Yes, I know that Pinot Noir is a red grape (thanks to a just-in-case Google search I did 3 minutes ago), but the character of the fruit flavor in this beer is brighter, more tart, and lighter bodied than a red grape or red wine, lending an impression of white grape, Granny Smith apple, and lemon to the whole experience. While drinking this beer, I kept noticing how raw all of the ingredients tasted, and how wild and true they felt. The spiciness was very earthy, and woody; the malt flavors very rough, with a lot of the husk coming through; and the fruit notes juicy, and bright. While I really enjoyed the authenticity of what I was tasting, especially considering how many breweries resort to "natural flavor" additives, it also made for a more challenging drinking experience. You think you like spice, but their character in this beer is much more earthy and bitter, like the difference between cinnamon bark and cinnamon sugar. I found the anesthetic/Orajel flavor and sensation to be a bit distracting, even though it didn't overwhelm or ruin the experience. I'd recommend that everyone try this at least once, and definitely snatch this one up if you like oaky, spicy wine. Pick something else if you just really aren't in the mood for anything challenging, and would rather have something easy drinking instead.
Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by mverity from Florida

Apr 23, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Killoran from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Appearance: Apple Pie - Auburn - Amber - Clear - Caramel
Smell: Sweet Apricot, Sweet Cherry, Ripened & Syruped Apple w/cinnamon, acidic and tart smelling, some sourness present
Taste: Apple and Cinnamon and cumin is ever-present after swallowing.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is dense and heavy - smells farm more sour than it is.
Overall: creaminess is pretty high my comparison to the dry saisons I’m used to.

Flavor: Apple, Cinnamon, Fig, ripened cherry, a bit of ripened banana at the back
Feel: Dense carbonation at the front, effervescent at the back. Hop character dries me out at the finish.
Finish: a bit dry, a bit of bitterness - activates the back of my tongue right at the center more than anything else

Last Impression:
Sweet apples and bitter orange peel, with a tinge of sour/tart cherries.
Apr 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by goblue3509 from Pennsylvania

Apr 11, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by DRBiser from Maryland

Apr 11, 2014
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
In the genre of the Belgian farmhouses, their Saison takes on a "sinful" tone with its barrel aging that unleashes a bourbon-esque tone with sweetness, fruit and an agitated sense that the beer's trying to be something it's not. It's an angry beer!

Rusty brown in its tone, deep honey gold, chestnut and amber hues are shielded by the beer's cast of haze. Its tarnish ivory head is creamy and fluid while retaining the session well, smattering the glass with specks of lace with a swift swirl.

Its biscuity, spicy and winey aromas start off fine enough, but a quick rise of apple dominates the nose- those delicious red apple aromas overtake the orange, lemon and white grape scents and simply won't allow for the spices of peppercorn, fennel or clove to make any head-way at all. A barrel-influenced note of caramel, brown sugar and toast almost take on proportions of Circus Peanut candy.

Its steely caramel taste is of toast, over-cooked caramel, pecan hulls and barley grain. While the middle is reliant on the spice and fruit blend, the fruit really takes the lead- doing so with the apple medley of granny smith, golden delicious and fiji types. Its slim orange, lemon and grape taniness is dampened by the over-ripe apple character. But that's all brought back into balance in the beer's closure, where it finishes with a presence of toasted oak, wood spices and extracted maple-like sweetness.

Medium in body, its lush caramel taste gives richer and toastier impressions that keep the beer feeling less dry and zesty than expected. Though warm, spicy and laced with a soft vanilla character, its finish is slightly tannic, spicy-warm and peppery.

This angry beer is largely upset because the common, tried and true taste of Saison has been tampered with. As dry as those Saisons become, they are open to the domination of the barrel or any other alterations to the style; and it is not happy with it at all. With the out of balance apple character that ensues, wrath is about to be had!
Apr 11, 2014
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

2.81/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
The colour is brown-amber (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is beige and airy. OK retention; lots of lacing.

The smell is yeasty and a bit tart. Alcohol, solvents and green apples. Bitter almonds, dried herbs and some red berries. It is a bit rough, as it is supposed to be.

The taste is raw with solvents, paint and alcohol. Yeast, red fruits and tart flavours. Wood and bitter almonds. Medium body. The aftertaste is even more alcoholic with green plants, tree sap and fresh cut wood. It is rather dry. Bitter almonds and caramel in the finish.

The carbonation is strong; the bubbles are large and short-lived. The liquid is dry.

This one was way to rough and chemical for me.
Jul 28, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by jspruit from Denmark

Jul 26, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by BuddhaBrowett from Sweden

Jun 29, 2013
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Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
A: Massive beige head at first, light but also compact. Then the pale copper liquid starts to rise. Rich lacings.

S: Stable and leather. Rich sour yeast. Grass and even some smoked ham. Oaky smell, a bit vineuos and grapy. Spicy.

T: Oak and funk. Yeast and a sour grapefruit-like vibe. Spices but a bit uneven and a bit harsh when it comes to the bitterness.

M: Long sour dry aftersmell. Body is thin and carbonation rather strong.

O: Well, the oak and the wine made this a bit to rough for my liking when it comes to Saisons. The Saisony sencation was almost lost due to the oak...
Jun 24, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Jun 23, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Jun 07, 2013
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: Poured a hazy beige color ale with a large foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of vinous tart notes with light fruity ester and easily discernable rustic malt is quite interesting. Taste is also dominated by vinous tart notes with rustic malt notes and some light fruity ester. Wine barrel is more prevalent then I was expecting though based beer is solid enough to sustain it. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Solid offering!
Dec 10, 2012
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Reviewed by ADZA from Australia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A Saison aged in pinot noir barrels and pours a slight hazed golden amber hue which leaves a two finger head and sporadic lacing,the smell is pinot noir grapes,oak,barnhouse funk and mandarins,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of cherries,funk,grapes,candi sugar,oak and finished with a sherbet sourness and overall its not bad and would drink again cheers.
Jul 31, 2012
The Sinner Series - Wrath from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 40 ratings