Beer review: BrewDog Abstrakt AB:01 (2010)

Today I’m trying Abstrakt AB:01 by BrewDog for the fourth time. This time around it has spent 3 years in the bottle (it was bottled on January 29th 2010).

There are two other reviews of this beer on the blog as well: 2011 and 2012. The first time I enjoyed it I hadn’t started the blog yet.

BrewDog Abstrakt AB:01Looks

Brown/dark amber color with a lively beige head that disappears after some minutes.

Aroma

Mostly fruity aromas up front. I’m getting ripe pear and some pineapple. There is also a healthy dose of caramel and vanilla present. I’m not getting much alcohol in the aroma this time around.

Flavor

The flavor is similar to the aroma. Fruity with some lovely malty sweetness. There are hints of vanilla in the flavor as well.

The carbonation is really soft and the mouth feel is smooth!

Finish

The finish is slightly bitter up front. After some seconds a lovely sweetness appears, and there is a slight warmth from the alcohol.

Rating

I was pleasantly surprised this time around. AB:01 was on a decline when I tried it last year, so I was expecting it to be worse than this. I’m enjoying it more now than I have done the other times I tried it. Score: 4.1/5.

This was bottle #76 of 3200.

BrewDog Abstrakt AB:01

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