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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is light caramel and some spice clove. Flavour is light caramel, spicy, clove and some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2009
500ml bottle, cloudy dark amber hue, with a pillowy beige head, yeasty, spicy, toasted, bicuity malt, kind of wheaty muffin nose, with some cereal, oatwheat caramelized cookie, toffeeish accents, and some light brown sugar, spicy nutmeg, cinnamon note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, biscuity, toasted malt, hint of spicy cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, juniper character, with some faint toffee, cookie dough, brown sugar flavors, with a light fruitcake accent, leading towards a malty, spiced, biscuity, cookie finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
In short: An unusual earthy spicy ale. Many seem to like it, to me it is a gross dirty mess.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed soon after receiving it through private importation but already close to expiration date
The look: Almost clear dark amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose of dirty wet forest mosses and a whole lot of spices. Taste of dirty cereals, cloves, nutmeg, cloves, lots of tree roots, some almonds, vegetable notes. The overall sensation was that of a spicy forest floor, if such a thing existed. This is a messy and grossly overdone beer. It is tasty and has its own personality (this is not a bland beer) and some will love it. It is not poorly brewed. It’s just a type of recipe that strikes all the wrong notes with me. I could go on an on for hours about what’s wrong with this beer but I won’t, I know better, I hate that when people do that to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours an amber/golden beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is spices and sweetness. The flavor is likewise spices and sweetness. The flavor continues to the aftertaste and into the palate. Overall and average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de canelle et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, de canelle et de clou de Girofle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #2603)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4956) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle: Poured an hazy amber color with a medium size foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of light sweet malt with some weird spices mix that does work well together. Taste is dominated by a huge malt backbone with great notes of spices and ester. Definitely not common but interesting take with that spice mix. Body is full with limited filtration and creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Aroma is interesting, very vegetable, most notably carrots. Flavor is not as nice as the aroma. More vegetables. Not my kind of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle, best before 25/09/09. Aroma of sweet potato, nutmeg?, cinnamon?, allspice?, carrot, caramel. Flavor feels very veggie-laden, seems to be more spice than vegetable in the description, but who knows. Sweet veggies and sweet caramel malt are balanced by the spices. Medium bodied. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle from my Secret Santa, best before 09/25/09. Pours a cloudy brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of spices: water chestnut, vegetable stew. Flavor is more spicy with lots of vegetables and sweet malt. Perhaps some mint leaves. Sweetness balances out the vegetabley spices (although maybe a little too sweet). I liked it though. 8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber coloured with a dense tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, spices, herbs and caramel. Malty flavour with spicy notes.

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