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Ov-ral | To Øl

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
111 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pixieskid on 05-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
111
pDev:
14.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 40
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.31/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of soulgrowl
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Hazy honey amber orange. Thin, sandy beige head. Not much to look at but I could smell it all day: papaya, yuzu, and caramel corn come first. Give it a swirl and it reveals cognac, pineapple, sourdough, and cherry pie. Tying it all together is a thread of brettanomyces tang – white winey, weedy, and wild.

To smell it is gorgeous. To taste, not so much. Intensely alcoholic, almost medicinally so, with a bombastic rummy sweetness that runs roughshod over any nuance I might have hoped for. A bit of caramel, a touch of pineapple upside down cake – there are hints of something really enjoyable here, but this is like the life of the party has got too drunk. A potentially fun and interesting character is instead aggressive and clumsy due to excess alcohol. What a shame.

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2.94/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

05/27/2017

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

01/20/13 From bottle at home. "No sugar left" is an understatement. Looks like it's all been converted to the ABV, 10.5. Downright sour, if you ask me. Interesting but once is enough.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of portwood
3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Smell: funky citrus, orange, yeasty dough, honey. Taste: boozy bite, astringent, caramel, thick. Finish: tart, acidic, yeasty, orange skin, high alcohol bite. Too much alcohol and the flavors don't seem to be well integrated. (BB 09/07/16)

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into snifter, purchased at CBX in Charleston for $7.50.
A: pours a deep orange brown, cloudy, sediment, almost one finger head but it quickly dissipates, no lacing??
S: peach, cherry, Brett funk, light orange, sweet floral notes, some hints of booziness
M: tingling carbonation, medium body, dry finish
T: Brett funk, some peach, sweet malt, some floral hop, some spiciness, overpowering phenolic that hinders other flavors coming through, dry finish that leaves a bitter aluminum finish in the tongue, heat from the alcohol in the back of the throat
O: I was hoping for better on this brew but the flavor was off for me, maybe the sediment, maybe the age of the bottle (unknown). The aroma is great.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OmahaKF
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is of malt, brett funk, and pineapple. Really intense sweet malt flavor with a hint of hop bitterness. Finish is boozier than I would have expected. Not a huge fan, but a unique beer.

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3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark amber color with golden orange edges and a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Interesting aroma with a balance of earthy hops and funky yeast notes. Very floral with grassy and tropical fruit notes followed by a musty brett presence. Subtle pine needle character along with hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. As it warms, the brett overpowers a bit giving off a funky barnyard feel.

Flavor is similar to the nose but with a much stronger alcohol presence than the aroma suggests. Dry hop bitterness is countered by citrus/tropical fruit sweetness before the funky wild yeast notes come on in the finish. Dry and earthy with sticky, resinous pine flavor which is countered by hints of grapefruit and tangerine. The brett presence is all in the finish but there isn't as much funk as I expected. There's a decent earthy barnyard/farmhouse character but the hops overpower a bit and there's a really unpleasant alcohol presence lingering in the finish. Really hot with boozy sweetness overwhelming the other notes. This beer had the potential of being excellent but the harsh booze interferes with the more appealing flavors.

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3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy amber-orange color; yeast floaters; thick, white head. Hoppy aroma; citrus; orange and grapefruit; pine resin. Strong, boozy flavors; hints of orange; light caramel malts; phenolic. Medium body; semi-dry.

A big, boozy beer that goes over-the-top with alcohol and phenol flavors. Too much of a band-aid-like flavor to really enjoy this one.

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3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Ov-ral from To Øl
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 111 ratings
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