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Carlsberg Semper Ardens Christmas Ale

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Brewed by Carlsberg Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Christmas Ale blev i 2004 kåret som Årets Ølnyhed af Danske Ølentusiaster. Her oplever du en krydret og fyldig juleøl med mange komplekse noter af brændt karamel og nødder og en let syrlighed. Duften bærer moden frugt, lakrids og julekrydderier. I glasset står den rødgyldent mahognifarvet med et råhvidt skum.

English: Star anise and coriander, combined with a Danish ale yeast give the beer a distinct Christmas flavour of ripe fruit, liquorice and spices.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
jhj (27) - - MAR 1, 2014
66cl flaske. Flot mørk gylden farve med offwhite skum. Kryderet smag af jul, lakrids. Sødlid aroma og smag. Årgang 2012

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdleder (178) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
66 cl. flaske. 8,3 %. God gedin juleøl, med dejlig julesmag. Passer til det meste juleøl. Årgang 2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (659) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle @ Christmas at Erik og Betinna. 2012 vintage. Dark brown, medium tan head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, dark fruits, toffee, bread. Similar taste. Dry mouth feel, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
post2martin (12) - - DEC 22, 2013
Nice offwhite creamy head. Cloudy. Cloves and a bit of citrus on the nose. Taste is on the bitter side, with christmas spices. Top 5 in christmas beers

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NORSAND (28) - - DEC 21, 2013
2008 vintage (in 66cl bottle). Nose: Wonderful and complex nose with "everything" a Nordic Christmas Ale should have: caramel, liquorice, chocolate, coffee and more. Taste & Palate: Rich, smooth, velvety, malty, yet fresh and lively, semi sweet, wonderfully balanced. Christmas Ale doesn’t become any better than this 5 year old, just different. A beer to remember!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joberg (5) - - DEC 17, 2013 does not count
For 9.år i træk = en fantastisk juleøl med masser af krydret smag. Koriander og stjerneanis dominere den komplekse smag. Let sødlig ale med god eftersmag. Passer til det meste julemad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
licorice and coriander aromas, appear dark brown with a small head, soft bitter taste. fine mouthfeel, but a bit to fizzy. short bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
karstenejby (10) - - NOV 23, 2013
En dejlig krydret juleøl, med en pæn alkoholstyrke. Dejlig ledsager til den danske julemad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (1928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
66 cl. bottle poured in to a trappist glass. 2013 "Vintage". Dark amber colour with a small, dense off-white head, that fades to a thin cap. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, toasted, nuts, Christmas-like spices: Cinnamon, hints of cardamom and licorice, some overripe fruits. Taste is sweet. Medium body, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with toasted caramel malts, spices and fruits. One of Carlsbergs better offering. Perhaps I should buy a 2013 Vintage and drink it next Christmas?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LasseVPedersen (243) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber, browny color with tan airy, light head. Aroma of roastet malt and caramel. Little hints of liquorice and spices. Taste is very malt sweet, caramel, brown sugar, along with moderate spiciness and good balanced bitterness - ends warming from the high alcohol volume. Medium body, slightly oily and creamy. Quite lively carbonation.


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