Wanja (689) - GERMANY - SEP 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.6 l bottle from Aarhus... Clear dark golden color, short head... Spicy hop and barley aroma... Boring, too less spicy flavor... Average ending...
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Small off-white fizzy head that was quickly goon. Spare lacework. Light cloudy golden color. Aroma was very fruit with notes of peach and orange. Light malty feel with some caramel and maybe a hint of hops. Medium bodied with a light dry texture and an average carbonation.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 60 cl, at Skanderborg Festival. Golden with a small white head. Yet another malty nosed brew from Aarhus Bryghus. Grainy, nutty flavour, medium sweet, with the usual dusty, spicy herbal hopnotes. Appears as a lager. Strangely named as an abbey-brew and wven more strangely describes on label as IPA-like. Boring.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, shared at the Ratebeer meetingpoint, Ølfestival København 2013. Naked surface to a clear, dark golden coloured body. Modest aroma of mid-sweet malts. Grain malty taste added by lemony hops. Dry and mild to the ending. Mainstream lager, far below par for an ipa (Copenhagen, 23.05.2013).
beikes (161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aromahops english style (Fuggles and Goldings I’m sure), sweet and smooth but with that pleasant bitterness by the use of cane sugar. The smell is great, and reminds med of sweet and ripe oranges. It is by any means a good brew, and somewhat complex. But it must be served in a smaller mug or a shaker, and at about 10°C to fully please you. Serve it in too big a glass or too cold could ruin this beer totally, and leave you with a flat and dull experience.
Quite easy to drink if served the right way, great aroma. Once again the beer style is wrongly labeled here at Ratebeer, and this is more of a fusion between Ale and Bitter/Premium Lager (definitely not a pale lager by any standards).
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample @ Salling. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, furit, caramel and a little hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is medium, the body orange and cloudy. It smells creamy-fruity, banana-mango. The taste is creamy-fruity, strange-fruity. Medium 11/8/9/8/-/9
BeerViking (3107) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hamburger Craft Beer Day 2012, has a classic malty ale nose with a slight lemon notes. Palate is initially bitter then malt coming through, very nice, with a warming burn in the finish.
KoNrRiI (721) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.6 bottle. Orange in color, completely clear with a small white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is both malty and hop, fine sweetness and a delicate spruce scent together with some citrus. Light bitter taste, some citrus present alongside but very vague, most of all the flavor is dull. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. The only disappointing part of the palate is finish which in this case is short, tasteless and featureless. Overall the beer is bad, I am surprised they decided to call Pale Lager a Klosterbryg and grant it an IPA status. The only notable thing here is the palate which greatly surpasses all other pale lager palates I have experienced.
Sigmund (5707) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample from bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival. I can’t believe that Aarhus Bryghus wanted to embarrass themselves by calling this an "abbey beer in the India Pale Ale style". Seriously - this golden beer is not anything a true beer brewing monk would be proud of, and it is certainly not an IPA. Well, it is not horrible - just a boring pale lager with too little of everyhing.