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Black Rooster Brewery
Brewed at Søgaards Bryghus

Style: Brown Ale
Frederikssund, Denmark

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Hemmeligheden bag en god juleøl er at begrænse sig – der er så mange muligheder for at komme smag i brygget, at man hurtigt kan komme for meget af julens krydderier i. ‘The Pros and Cons of Christmas’ er en balanceret Brown Ale, med julen bagerst på tungen og den gode, runde Ale-smag forrest, hjulpet godt på vej af amerikanske og engelske humletyper, samt vores hjemmelavede maltsirup der er karamelliseret i 10 timer.
Indeholder: Byg- og hvedemalt, umaltet byg, vand, humle, gær og julekrydderier.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (2843) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
28-NOV-2009, bottle @home. Brought by Faurschou, thank you. Brown, light brown head. Roasted charamel nose. A little thin. Not much X-mas here, but a nice little beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Draught. Frothy off-white fair dark brown colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy nicwe aroma. Wonderfull complex heavy bitter flavor. Roasted and strong chocolate notes. Licorice present. Long fantastic nice christmas spicey finish. Creamy palate. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
Tap at Fairbar, Århus. Nice cream head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown and hazy. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, nuts and spices. Extremely smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Faurschou (7) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009 does not count
A "pleseant" and soft structure with the real taste of X-mas brewed by a "2-man" brewery in Denmark. First beer from these guys - well done a very good beginning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11028) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle from KIHOSKH, shared with the family. Brown with a lasting white head. Aroma of malt, with notes of raisin and fruit. Dry and roasted chocolate flavour with faint spices, dried fruit and a hoppy, bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
Draught at ØLbaren - ØJ-dag. murkey dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, yeasty, grassy, wierd, hjemmebryg - homebrew, messy, soapy, off.... not good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
Tap @ Lord Nelson, Cph.
Pours muddy, deep brown with practically no head. Just a thin beige rim. Sweet aroma, roasted caramel, light coriander, ashes and a hint of chocolate. Highish carbonation, kay dry mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, softly roasted, dark chocolate, coriander. A bit to ashy and grainy in the very dry finish. And not particularly Christmas-y.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (888) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
On tap at Fa!rBar. Dark brown body and small brown head. Aroma of burnt malt, coffee and vanilla. Fresh hops and citrus. Long burnt bitter finish. Oily texture. Medium/heavy bitter, medium sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
tap dark brown,small light brown head. sweet fruity aroma, roastee grains.the flavor is honey, roasted grains, faint flowery hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
Draught at Lord Nelson. Hazy darj brown coloured with a small off white head. Fruity aroma of yeast, hops and nuts. Sweet and light roasted flavour of nuts, fruits, liquorice and hops with notes of dried fruits. Dry hoppy finish. Nice to have a danish christmas beer, that isn’t overly spices, but too much yeast in the aroma.


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