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Gamlestadens Häxöl

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Formerly brewed at Herrljunga Bryggeri (Gamlestaden)
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Herrljunga, Sweden
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bark (255) - Linköping, - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. After many months, I have finally traced down all of the Swedish Easter beers of 2005!

The colour is very dark brown-amber, the pale brown foam forms a slowly sinking head.

The smell is somewhat burned with notes of dates, raisins, marzipan and pumpernickel. OK, but it could have been even richer.

The taste is fruity and burned-bitter with a full-bodied touch of dry, dried fruits. The quite long aftertaste is bitter with salty notes and a flavour of roasted hazelnuts and a touch of gravy.

The carbonation is quite soft.

I think this rather robust beer suits Christmas time than Easter.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
The smell and the taste is malty and metallic, there are also some shades of chocolate, fruit and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4507) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2012
Amber colour with a tan head. Moderate sweet aroma with some roasted malt. Also a moderate sweet flavour. Light fruity and some roasted malt as weel. This used to be one of my favourites, and I actualla still have one bottle. But probably no point to open it after all this years.
Backlog:Bottle from Systembolaget in Strømstad, Sweden

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2005
A red-brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and honey, while the flavor is sweet and sour with notes of lemon, leading to a very dry end. There is just something with the flavor that I don’t like - the sourness the weakness...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber (copper) coloured, beige bubbly head. Some caramel, malt and hops in aroma. Flavour is caramellish, oakish and a bit roasted. Aftertaste is caramellish, though not very sweet. Beerstyle is something like porter meets dunkel. A bit sticky palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) The back label claims this is a "Märzen" which must be a complete misunderstanding. This beer is dark brown, close to black with a red, warm glow and a beige head. The flavour is burned, almost like charcoal and very bitter. Reminds me mostly of a Stout. Has a suspicious resemblance to the same brewery’s Christmas beer. 190802

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
Bottled. Pours a dark redbrown, with a small tan head. Aroma is of caramel, and sweet malts. Taste is sweet malty, with some notes of dark roasted mlts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Color like opaque cola. Small, disappearing beige head. Quite thin body but strong notes of coffee and liquorice. Not bad.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Light roasty malt aroma. Borwn to reddish body, small off-white head. Some malt in flavor, quite thin and weak.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
Bottled. Brown coloured. Malty aroma. Weak malty flavour. Quite thin and boring. Does not taste like an Oktoberfest/Märzen.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
Bottled. Red brown coloured with a beige head. Malty aroma with notes of dried fruits. Flavour of malts, peaches and berries. Hoppy finish.


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