Japalo (1158) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Exp. Date 2006. Olddies but goddies. Small head. Golden hazy. More malty than hop aromas for this exp brew. Great taste and body with slight bitterness and some sweet finish. Probably the taste after a long trip to bombay. Low carbonation as from the start. Still drinkable yeahhh.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating: Bottle. Light amber colour. Powerful hoppy aroma. Bitter flavor, and lots of citrus hopps. yummy.
Rasmus40 (10904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Finish is bitter and dry. This was my first IPA with cascade and I loved it. 170705
EHSRanders (1763) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Bitter flavor. Oily palate.
Zita (4603) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
moderat malty,moderat hoppy,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, too old but you can not tast it.
TimE (3143) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color. Piney and citrusy, but not alot of backbone and flavors came and went quickly. Bitterness was muted. Not bad.
jesperhammer (2865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20-DEC-2009, bottle @home.
Will this drink at all? The lable says drink before 19-NOV-2006. That is more than 3 years ago! I know the story about IPA, and the long journey to India, but there is a signaficant difference between surviving a journey to India, and not just surviving 3 years in my "beer cellar", but also still be a pleasure to drink.
Some years ago, Brøckhouse and not least this brewed turned the danish beer scene around. This was beer of the year in the Danish Beer Enthusiast (DØE) (I cannot remember when).
It has been a while since I tried this last - probably more than 3 years.
So let’s see how this turns out.
I open the bottle, and the beer bursts out of the bottle. Not a good sign. I have never seen that in a Brøckhouse IPA. I pour some in my glass, and at first it looks beautifull orange with very nice almost white head. But then I see the sediments floating around. Not exactly a nice sight, but I will not deduct the appearance score because of this. I think that would be unfair, so a perfect 5 for appearance.
I stick my nose in the glass, and Wauw, it is still alive. Lovely nose. Not as hoppy as I would expect in an IPA, but quite malty together with the hops. Very flowery, quite yeasty.
Taste is wonderfull charamel, bitter, grapes, pines, and some sweetness.
OK carbonation, light bodied.
I guess that the hop-taste has faded, whereas the malts have stayed leaving the beer with another profile than originally.
I really like this beer. There are certain signs of the age, but overall it is far from dead, and still a pleasure to drink. That is quite a surprise. Not a very strong beer for aging, but nevertheless it survived.
Gr0ve (2132) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Yellowish amber. Hazy. Tall white head. High carbonation level. Citrusy floral hops. Medium-bodied. Quite a bit of malts. Note really very bitter and the sweet malts show through. Nice IPA:
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber of color with a white head. An aroma of hops, malt and citrus. A flavor of malt and hops.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Even though these guys went out of buiseness you can still be lucky to find some of their beers around. If ound a few and brought em back to the cellar. I really have had a lot from this brewerie over the years - but have never rated one. Today I´ll have to make up for that.
The pour is dark amber with an high foamy head. The nose is malty with dark hoppy notes along with some almonds and some blooming stuff from the cascade. The taste is nice and fresh - even though you can tell that it wasn´t hopped yeasterday. It has a nice creamy mouthfeel and leaves you with a calm bitterness. IThe malt taste is up front together with some fruits and marzipan. In the long run I guess it can be a bit too much but still it taste nice - and is a good memory.