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Brown Paper Bag | To Øl

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Chico1985 on 03-29-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,754
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
36
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of jzlyo
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is caramel, bready malts and spices. The flavor is fruit/citrus, bread, slightly grainy malts and a mix of tart, warming alcohol and spicy hops in the finish.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of life_of_agony
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kcconk
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Fabianno
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BDeibs
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 375 ML bottle on July 24, 2015. Look is cloudy glowing amber, white head and thin lacing. Smells of caramel malts and citrus hops. Taste is caramel and toffee malt, citrus and bitter hop. Smooth carbonation. Interesting beer.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep orange with a lovely pure white head. Nice to look at.

Nose is a lovely citrus orange/lime but the pilsner tones come through. Pleasant.

Mouth feel is just great. Super well balanced; light carbonation and a real "rich" elegance to this one. Very inviting and one wants another sip immediately.

Taste is rich, bold and earthy. Tastes like a Pilsner that's been a bit on steroids but just a very nice flavor profile and one that will go well with food.

Nice rich pleasing Pilsner bitter finish. Nice beer.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of leitmotif
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lejon
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.89/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Malty and way too boozy- expected for a 8.5% lager I suppose. A brown bagger indeed...

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy dark amber with a huge fluffy dirtied white head, slowly receding.
The smell has a lot of tropical fruit, like mango and overripe pineapple, blood orange and pink grapefruit, thick floral notes, biscuit and a faint lagery zestiness.
That's the taste, entirely. But it's mroe complex. The front has canned pineapple, orange and grapefruit juice, on top of a thick caramel glazed biscuity maltiness. Big, perfumey floral notes follow, really bitter, splashed with a nice bit of "wet" Mosaic hoppiness. This leads into a strong, extra bitter grassy finish that even has some light metallic notes.
The aftertaste really takes you back to this beer's lagery roots, with that certain crispness, with a big, simple, straight-forward oxidation-like bitterness stuck down your throat. The malt sweetness is around, but not big enough. Medium to heavy body, medium carbonation.
I was afraid this was gonna be too much of an imperial IPA. Imperial, it is, but the pilsener part is delivered, too. Strongly. Not entirely in love with it, tho. The bitterness (as hugely intense and "simple" as it is) starts to annoy.

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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Temptation
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the brown paper bag wrapped bottle in a Duinen snifter. This imperial lager pours a hazy reddish orange with a frothy white foam head that slowly dissipates to a thin pool of foam, a thick ring, and webbed light lacing. Nose of toffee, thick caramel, heavy bitter and citrus hops, oranges, and heavy grain. Flavors are awash in a battle for supremacy with caramel and toffee notes being overcome by citrus and bittering hops. A light bitter orange like flavor comes through on the aftertaste along with other citrus fruits and a heavy grain note. Citrus and bitter hops forward to say the least. Very coating resinous hops lingering behind a smooth sipping lager with a good kick n alcohol. Perhaps not what I was expecting, but still very good.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper with a small head.
Nose shows heavy sweet caramel malt, toffee and a little pine.
Malty flavours too before transitioning to an aggressive bitterness. Heaps of caramel and toffee.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml brown paper wrapped bottle from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown...

Poured a slightly hazy golden honey colour. Slightly off white head poured big, thick and foamy with a whipped meringue like top then faded slowly to a good one finger covering which lasted throughout... lots of sticky lacing patches coat the glass all the way down...

Aroma - Spicy tart fruits (oranges (peel?), limes, pears), some almond nuttiness, lots of floral honey, sea saltiness, chalky notes, some soapiness, peppery and grassy hop bitterness, very herbal - some hints of basil, some tobacco notes, cut wet grass, some buttery traces, slightly rubbery, some graininess...

Taste - Lots of grassy and peppery hop bitterness up front followed by lots of herbal notes, light biscuity malts, again some floral honey sweetness, quite nutty, marzipan traces, juicy fruits (bitter oranges, pears, apples, grapefruit), a hint of saline, some alcohol warmth just coming through, faint tobacco...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy with a little bite... medium bodied... dangerously drinkable at 8.5%

Overall - An excellent example of a Double Pilsner and another great beer from To Øl... recommended

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

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