ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a deep reddish amber colour with fluffy disappearing off-white foam. Loads id spices in the aroma with dense malts underneath. Hints of ginger, mint, white pepper and alcohol with sweet undertones of caramel and dried fruits. Full-bodied with notes of caramel, earth, wood, nut-shells, pepper and alcohol. Fudge and caramel in the dense long finish with strong bitter peppery, minty and earthy notes. A Uk-style BW with a lot of attitude. Rather young and rough, definitely has some aging potential.
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ølfestival, Aarhus, DK.
On tap. 170508.
Alcoholic with a very spiced character
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 l bottle. Red color with creamy head. Sweet aroma with candy, biscuity maltiness, dark sugar, overripe banana, raisins, pepper and ginger. Bittersweet, toffeish and gingery flavor with notes of overripe fruits. Fairly hoppy but the balance is more on a sweet maltiness. Good.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Lord Nelson. Orange, reddish colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet and fruity aroma with caramel and alcohol notes. Caramel and fruity sweet flavor with a hoppy and alcohol warming finish.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear medium orange red amber color with a large - huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, herbs, spicy, pepper, light yeasty, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (300308)
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coppery colored with cloudy appearance. Little yellow head. Weird christmas spicy gingery-caardamom aroma with hints of raisins and hops, mild alcohol also here. Medium bodied. Flavor is also interesting with same ginger dominating with mild port wine and caramel. Aftertaste dries strongly with still this spiciness and thin positive cardboard and mild alcohol. Interesting though different devil here.
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, hops and flowers. Quite vinous.
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fad. Flot mørk ravfarvet øl, med et godt bid. Første indtryk er en fin engelsk BW, men langsomt sniger der sig en medicinsk note ind der bliver til en ordentlig gang hostesaft, hvilket gør at den kun kan nydes i meget begrænset mængder. Dette trækker 0.4 point ned.
Christian (11118) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Fruity and vineous aroma with some cherry. Strong licorice notes. A hint of mushroom. Dry and alcoholic flavour, slihgtly roast and with some licorice. Strong and warming alcohol.
All Djævlebryg is unusual and I give credit for that, but this one didn’t surprise me in a positive way.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, at my «Hopheads» tasting. Color is brown/reddish, head is off-white. Aroma is sweet with dried fruit. Flavor has a lot of floral sweetness, with malt and some hops. Alcohol is well hidden. Dry finish.