Bryggeriet Djævlebryg
Brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
København Ø., Denmark


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Editor’s note: Previously brewed by Djævlebryg at Brøckhouse, Hillerød, Denmark.

English: Mystikale is a top-fermented red-brown beer inspired by Sottish as well as Danish brewing traditions. Mystikale is brewed with 6 different spices, among others liqourice root and hip shell, which give the beer a complex and intriguing taste. Mystikale goes very well with traditional Danish lunch and spiced poultry dishes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1535) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2010
Thinn but lasting light greay foam. Very red color. It has a spicy aroma that reminds of "Kavring" a dark spiced Swedish rye bread. The beer have a litle sweetness and a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(500ml bottle) Pours a murky amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of ginger, anise, spruce, nuts, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, mint, ginger, caramel, anise, cinnamon, and florals with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6544) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2010
500. Thanks, Christian! It was great to meet you, and great to get to try these. Pours a murky, somewhat grainy ebony with a dense and creamy dun-colored head. Big bouquet of deep dark spice on the nose--probably cardamom, coriander, and a few other things in there, but combined with the licorice the overall effect is like a big swatch of juniper. Creamy, slightly grainy medium body with nice lively carb. You can almost feel the spice--it’s sharp and tingly, to be sure, but the graininess of the body plays tricks on your mind. All the dark baking spices return from the nose to create a strong juniper effect again. Still, as powerful and singular as that flavor is, it’s very easily drinkable, you can really put it down. Lingering spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5734) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 50cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye best by 9-25-09) Pours opaque orange. Nose of orange, cherry, yeast, and other fruits. Taste is floral, dark fruits with a nice fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4324) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is spices, chammamoile, sweet, and licorice. The look is cloudy, red in color, and has no head. The taste is sweet, caramel, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy orangish brown color. Aroma is sour, chamomile, bay leaf. Flavor is tart, spicy, and herbal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clouded reddish orange. Smells of orange spice. With watermelon bubble gum and tart fruit. Taste is way watery. Has flavors of easy fruit but doesn’t leave too much. Too watered down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, golden color with a Christmas spice and wreath aroma, lots of green minty herbs and spices in the flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Gusher, but minimal head over a hazy brown body. Wow this stuff smells freaking weird! Aroma of mint, chamomile and berry tea with a bit of anise, woodruff syrup and honey. Taste is sweet with notes of tea, honey and a distinct herbal quality. High carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Licorice, cinnamon sticks allusions, tree bark and pomegranate-like fruitiness swim within this well-sculpted spicy brew, ending in a peppery and lightly toasted finale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy orange-laced russet.
-The relatively low dextrin level is conducive to high drinkability, even though the flavor profile is unusual.
-This went great with shawarma!
-The spiciness is levelled.
-The soft sparkling of tiny bubbles also increases drinkability.
-This is as cleanly brewed as all other Djaevlebryg beers I’ve had.


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