Wiibroe Årgangsøl | Wiibroes Bryggeri

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Wiibroes Bryggeri

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The contents of the bottle is the same every year, but the label (made by a Danish artist) is different for each vintage.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-04-2003

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by sfprint:
Photo of sfprint
3.45/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed July 6th, 2012.

A: Little carbonation, tons of lacing, transparent on the bright orangy side of golden.
S: Rich syrupy apricoty, a hair sweet.
T: Intense flavor but not overly so. If whisky were a beer, but not a hard, direct alcohol flavor, good but too intense for me.
M: A bit of carb fuzz
O: Intense but otherwise a very decent. Not really any bad qualities.

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Photo of rastaman
1.06/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It probably is a beer for vikings, but a little to sweet, unbalanced and sticky for us non-vikings (although i do have swedish blood in me, so maybe that makes me a viking, i don't know). Anyway this beer ain't that great. Very harshly alcoholic, with little complexity or depth.

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Photo of Sammy
2.67/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheGent
1/5  rDev -56.1%

This was given to me as a gift by my wife's uncle. Apparently this beer was good back in the day when it was brewed at a lower ABV. This beer is served in one of the coolest cans that I have ever seen, and is probably the worst tasting beer I have ever consumed. The nose and flavor are berries and ethyl alcohol. There are also metallic undertones. Medicinal. Enough said.

Edit: 2014 Vintage.

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Photo of scooter231
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I remember finding this guy in a grocery store in Denmark and thinking the label was quite pretty. Apparently, it changes every year- but anyway. It poured a very light yellow color as I recall, with lots of bubbles. Smell was slightly fruity and floraly, nothing too potent. Taste was alcoholic and sweet... medium mouthfeel, bubbley. Fairly drinkable even being 10%. I recall this being a hit with lots of the other college students traveling with me- but, then, they were looking for fast inebriation. Still, worth a try, I think- I'd like to sample it again.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2008 version, wierd label, picture of a bald blokes face, half blue half flesh coloured. Brown bottle holding 33cl of beer that was slightly out of date (two weeks actually).

Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed tulip shaped glass.

Looked like a Dort, meaning a deep old gold colour, bright, clear and with a good white head on top. The head fell away early, as did my liking of the beer, read on.

Smells like a good Belgian Blonde, yeasty and interesting.

Tastes like a lager on acid, what a complete contrast to the look and smell, Christ this one strong and unhealthy brew, no wonder they number the bottles (mine was 2806169, I can't believe they sold that many?), two sips and I could feel the headache begining to form.

Alcohol for alcohols sake, I can imagine the Danish lowlife falling over on street corners after drinking a couple of these, not a pretty thought. The Danes do a few of these heavy super strenght brews and I haven't found one I really enjoyed yet.

This was the last of the beers I obtained in Copenhagen last year, I picked a very poor selection to bring home and this is about the worst of a sorry bunch. My own fault, waited until just before leaving to buy anything and had to rush round a rough area corner shop to fill my suitcase with whatever I could find.

This is one nasty piece of work

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Photo of VaterRoss
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GreenCard
1.73/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: yellow/gold, great clarity, tiny ascending bubbles, thinnish cap of white froth, poor head retention

Aroma: canned pineapple, malt, alcohol, faint hops

Flavor: mild initial sweetness quickly strangled by peppery alcohol, grain, vegetal hop flavor (faint), finishes semi-dry with an alcoholic aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, alcohol burn

Other comments: Well, I AM a viking and I won't drink this lighter fluid again (not all vikings have poor taste)!

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Photo of bark
1.53/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

The label changes every year, thus the name Årgångsøl (“Vintage beer”). In 2006, the Viking-inspired painting is made by Danish musician-turned-painter Johnny Reimar.

The beer is medium yellow. The finger thick head slinks down to a minimal white lid. No lacing.

The smell is sweet with notes of almonds, margarine and alcohol.

The taste is intensive. It is sweet with lots of alcohol and artificial chemical flavours of wheat dough and… Like… Chemicals. Cheap sugar candy? The aftertaste is fiery with a massive load of alcohol. No bitterness.

The carbonation is medium strong with small bubbles.

As one friend of mine said to me the other day: Someone has been responsible for the development of those strong lagers. Those persons have planned and developed this beer and have reviewed it several times. Those people, he said, must be depressed people and I pity them.

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Photo of smcreator
1.73/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This beer does not start out as bad as one might think. I was initially thinking that everyone was crazy for rating it so low, but damn if I wasn't fooled. by the end of the beer I was considering dumping it out or diluting it with water.

A: Golden yellow-orange. Temporary 1 finger head with lacing. Dissipates to nothing after a short time.
S: Sweet, fresh aroma at first. As you continue to drink it transforms into a strong smell of alcohol with some almost plastic smell.
T: Tastes similar to Carlsberg Master Brew. Nothing too complex. No brilliant natural flavors either.
M: Full-bodied beverage. Because of its viscosity it goes down smooth at first despite the tiny bubbles in the drink that form. Once it warms it becomes more abrasive. Probably the best part about the drink.
D: With such a high ABV you can feel it fairly quickly. I would not want to drink too much in one night because it would result in something unenjoyable.

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Photo of ATPete
2.33/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had the Argangsol 2006 in Copenhagen in 2006. Sported a gold label with a picture of a viking sitting with his sword on his lap, and a beer to his right. Back label reads Johnny Reimar in bold on the top followed by danish print. Best By date of 15-05-07. Printed above the UPC code is 'Ekstra Staerk Pilsner'. Purchased from a small, very small kiosk outside of the nightclub The Rock.

A- N/A

S- Like malts, dead fruit and booze

T- Exactly like you thought it would. Heavy, thick, sweet, big hits of molasses and mud. The closest thing i can compare this to is a Samilchaulus...but no where near as, dare i say, drinkable.

M- lets skip this one.

D- Believe it or not...i bought another one the very next morning, I had to show my friends parents this over the top "Viking Ale"

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Photo of hattingc
4.75/5  rDev +108.3%

Photo of shivtim
2.31/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Another bottle a friend picked me up from Denmark. It pours a clear yellow/gold, with lots of carbonation. It smells a bit fruity and hoppy. The taste is very sweet, with mild hoppy notes. The alcohol is very obvious. This actually reminded me of a very alcoholic IPA but less hoppy and even more carbonated. Not too drinkable because of the sweet syrupyness and high ABV. It's worth a try if you don't mind the alcohol, but not something you'd drink on a regular basis.
Someone else mentioned the label changes every year, mine was labeled 2006 and had a viking on the front.

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Photo of baggio
2.21/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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A: Golden with almost no head at all. Very lagerish in apperance.

S: Alcohol, Fruit, Caramel, Sugar.

T: Syrup, Alcohol, Apricot, Malts. Very boozish.

M: Sweet at first to end with some bitterness and taste of alcohol.

Ok, i got this beer for free but that doesn't save it. This just tastes like your average, good, lager boozed up to the max. Overly sweet and just not very good. Stay away from this beer. Bah!

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