Bryggeriet Djævlebryg
Brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Specialty Grain
København Ø., Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Danish: Hjul & Stejle - en RugBrett. Julen er en tid præget af tro og myter - men troen på Jesus, Julemanden og engle burde jo høre fortiden til. Vi afliver symbolsk Julemanden med følge og udbringer en skål i Hjul & Stejle: En øl hvor humlens rene bitterhed og rugmaltenes særlige udtryk komplementeres af det tørre og krydrede Brettanomyces-præg. Hjul & Stejle passer godt til julefrokosten - hvad enten du tror eller ej.

English:: "Hjul & Stejle" is an old execution method called "The Wheel" in English which was often used for blasphemers and the like. Christmas is a time ripe with beliefs and myths - yet belief in Jesus, Santa Claus and angels ought to be a thing of the past. We symbolically execute Santa Claus and the like and propose a toast in Hjul & Stejle: A beer where the clean hop bitternes and distinctive flavour of rye malt is balanced by the dry, spicy contribution from Brettanomyces at work. Hjul & Stejle is a good match for any Christmas lunch - whether you believe or not! Launched november 2009.

Ernest's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle (Ipswich contract-brewed version). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, sourdough bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with notes of apple skin, autumn leaves, soured fruit (kumquat, melon rind), light note of celery. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Seems to have some potential, but it’s fairly vegetal and off-sour. Hard to know if this is Ipswich’s fault (probably, based on other beers I’ve had from them, all poor) or Djaevlebryg’s (only have had one other beer from them, Gudelos, and it’s truly excellent). Why this brewery is using Ipswich is what I want to know...if you’re a classy, talented brewer (again, judging only from Gudelos), why would you pick a junk brewery like Ipswich??? This is just as perplexing as brewers choosing to use De Proef, but I guess the answer is money. Ipswich and De Proef are probably cheap. Sigh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, grapefruit, some spices, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grapefruit, some spices, fruit, malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Fruity smell with a light spicy aroma. Similar taste. Light but easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1352) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of sour yeast, caramel, lemon and spices. I find the beer unbalanced and too acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
bottle. interesting beer, some bretty bandaid notes, good amount of spice, medium mouthfeel. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2260) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Sample from bottle, CBF 2014. Cloudy, amber colour with a thin, white head. Fruity, spiced aroma with bretts. Caramel malts and grasses. Taste is sweet. Medium body. Finishes dry and fruity with bretts an a spiced note. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
Quite nice and refresing. With those tasted from Scandinavian beers whenever they are craft. A little thin but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9198) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Aged over a year, this acquisition from Champagne cellars. Rye and brett, the brett character was carrying this for drinkability. Not bad.Gigantic head. Big carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
This a real farmhouse ale with a good amount of wild yeast that has a funky smell and taste. The taste is average with the funky at the end. It's works for a light drinker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
The aroma is yeasty and funky with hey and grains. The appearance is golden with a huge head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Interesting but not great.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JFParnell (51) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
This is a really skanky beer. I picked it up for $2 at Total Wine, and boy did I overpay. It has a very skunky back taste that doesn’t sit well with me. I think that they should take the brewers of this beer and break them on the wheel. I also found out that this beer is actually brewed by Mercury Brewing Co. aka Ipswich Brewing Company, so it isn’t even from Denmark.

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