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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity - berry, prune, moderate to heavy hoppy, moderate to heavy alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol burn and warm. IMO to young. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20090805]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a reddish hue. Dense white head. Light spiced and light yeasty aroma. Flavour is mild malty, slight yeasty and spiced. Finish is spiced and holds a nice acidity to the sweet ad spiced flavours. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet maty with notes of over ripe fruits and spices as well as lighter notes of yeast. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of malt, caramel, spices, and yeast - especially cloves. Thanks Storm for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Pours a slightly hazy, orangey brown with a rough, bubbly, off-white head that fades rather fast. Fat aroma of caramel - burned caramel - and some yeast. Quite full-bodied with sweetish, burned caramel and lots of fruit - overripe fruit in particular. Rather warming alcohol finish. Starts rather timid but really grows on your palate. 110108

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy orange red coloured with a huge beige head. Sweet and spicy aroma of fruits, yeast and caramel with notes of wood. Swete and spicy flavour of caramel, liquorice, fruits and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20617) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour, big foamy/creamy beige head. Aroma is fruits, some alcohol, mild glueish notes, some earth and mild notes of apricot. Flavour is lots of caramel malts, liquorice, quite strong alcohol (not disturbing though). Mild spices and yeast as well. A rather pleasantly balanced brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19651) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy amber, creamy head. Aroma of pepper and honey. Sweet and soft with full body. Lightly woody with plenty of caramelized sugar. Warming finish with low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly spicy caramel aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
17th August 2009
Hazy red-brown beer. Short lived tan head. Toffee nose. Softish palate but with a small carbonated kick. Sweet malt with some spicy bubblegum. Nice but doesn’t hide the abv too well, warming aniseed alcohol in the finish. Tasty but a bit warm.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe, Seattle, bb 04/12/15
The bottle is a slow gusher, it pours a cloudy red-amber color with frothy head, and some floaties. The aroma presents some malt, sugar, vegetables (cabbage) and light fruity esters; not convincing. Good body strength, moderately sweet, with smooth mouthfeel; candyish malt flavor, with light fruity esters, more evident vegetables, ordinary bitterness, and some yeast astringency in the final; it also has a light alcohol feeling.
Messy beer.


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