Brewed by Aarhus Bryghus
Style: English Strong Ale
Viby J, Denmark


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Editor’s note: previously known as "Aarhus Høstbryg".

Danish: Fregatten Jylland er brygget på bestilling af museet i Ebeltoft af samme navn. Det er en stærk fætter på 8,5% alkohol, brygget på pilsnermalt, münchenermalt, karamelmalt og farvemalt, tilsat en sjat æblesaft, og krydret med en ordentlig nævefuld af aromahumle. Smagen kan bedst beskrives som en "winter-warmer", noget der varmer i en kold tid. Der er sødme fra den stærke øl, en smule syre fra æblerne til at friske op, og bitterhed fra humlen, der hænger længe i munden. Nyd den til en kraftig gryderet, eksempelvis på vildt og svampe, eller drik den som sømandskost med et glas mørk rom! Fregatten Jylland bør nydes ved cirka 10-12 grader for at få glæde af alle de spændende aromaer. Den vil modne med tiden, idet humlebitterheden vil aftage og den bagvedliggende sødme vil blive mere dominerende.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours amber-brown with a small, tan cap. Sugary brown bread on the nose, some cardboard. Good and malty flavor with rich bread, toasty sugars. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Rich and bready toast to finish, low bitterness. Good balance. Very tasty. Simple, yes, but good too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (3148) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
60 cl bottle from Bilka, Denmark. Clear, nut golden body with a small light brown head. Rock sugar on the nose and also acetic hints or maybe apple cider vinegar. Tastes pungently sweet and feels full bodied and warming with a balancing and almost meaty bitterness. However the bitterness develops some of those papery tones that drag the overall impression down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle 600ml @ home
Pours clear copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toast, some fruitiness and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long slightly warm, sweet, caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2121) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. 8.0%. Best before 07.14. Pours a clear amber with a diminishing light tan/off-white head. Slight lacing. Aroma is tart, bordering sour, with cereals, fruit and a remote spicy note. Flavour is malty with dark fruits, and a light hop note in the background. A bit oxidised. Dryish, grainy finish with a lingering apple note. Meh. 26.02.14.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5707) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
600 ml bottle, brought from Aarhus by my son Magnus, thanks! ABV is 8%. Clear deep golden to amber colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Aroma of malts, caramel, brown sugar and apples, a hint of spices and vomit(!). Fruity flavour with notes of apples and malts, not too sweet, easy drinking for its strength. The bitterness is very moderate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wanja (689) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
0.6 l bottle from, Aarhus, Denmark... Clear rubin red color, almost no head..., Very alcoholy aroma, quite strong... Alcoholy standard strong beer taste... Alcoholy ending...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Niller (913) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from Brugsen, Hammel. Clear amber colour with a white head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste of some dark fruits, malt. A bit sweet. A bit sweet with a little bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4627) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep clear light bronze body with a small white head. Nose is raisins, prunes, grains, caramel and hints of syrup. Taste is grainy sour-ish yeast tones, caramel and hints of sugar. A bit sweet, but OK. Medium body and carbonation. Fair enough.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beikes (161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
This is basically a classic winter-warmer, but very much with a typically danish lager heritage. I find it uninteresting at best. Craftsmanwise there’s nothing to put your finger on, but it’s just not that good in it’s class. Boring through and through, but it gets your tummy full. Typically danish, even though it tries to be english. What a let down..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12. Obscured chestnut brown with a thin tan head. Nose is toffee, light plastic notes, caramel malt, some nuttyness. Taste comprises dark fruit, sugars, malts, nuts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet malty finish. Average/Ok stuff.

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