JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, 50 cl. Hazy orange brown with quite some yeast floating and slowly diminishing beige head. Strong star anise aromas combined with notes if caramel, yeast coriander and fruity hops. Taste is sweet malty, strong anise, spices, yeast and a fairly generous hoppy bitter finish, balancing things out. Smooth - a perfect match with traditional Danish x-mas fare like mustard glaced ham with kale.
Defreni (2866) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fad. Udemærket julebryg, der godt kunne "spille" lidt mere med musklerne i betragtning af de 9 %. Dette gør den særdeles drikbar men heller ikke mere. Klassisk belgisk stil.
daje (2782) - NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown body with a beige head, malty aroma with caramel, light dysty hops, cloves and anise. Taste of christmas cookies, medium spicy yeast and apple juice, with a sweet malty finish. Slightly alcoholic.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Dark brown colour with a little weak white head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and hints of yeast and anis-spice. Nice mouthfeel of malt and spices. Little carbonation and hard to find the 9 % alcohol.
pilsnerrogge (2677) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, label said 8 % ABV
Pours deep brownish red with a mid sized head. Fruity currant and anise aroma. Smooth and rounded mouth feel. Flavour is sweet and has notes of anise and red currants.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear dark brown with a fine tan head. Lots of spices and yeast in the aroma. Tones of fruit and a warming note of alcohol. Strong velvety flavor of malt and heavy spices specially anise. Citrus and pineapple in there as well. Good bitter finish, almost biding. As said, soft mouthfeel. Highly drinkable despite the high ABV and spicyness. Very nice.
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Dark brown, thin beige head. Smells powerfully of anis, also some caramel and malts. Taste is quite one dimentional and malty, good sweetness. Dry on the palate, nice malt bitterness. Ok beer, but forgettable
Lilja (2275) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På fat. Smak och doft av malt, choklad, örtig, torkad frukt med toner av trä, läder, laktris. Frisk, fruktig, len i gommen och med en lätt beska. Väldigt gott.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
100509: Slightly spicy scent (oddly enough, not anise). Sweet, heavy and strong spicy taste - slightly sharp taste both because alc. and the spices. It is important to say, that despite the scary name, it does not taste very much of anise. The flavor reminiscent of Belgian strong ale. Alcohol, spices and sweetness combine to make this a very good beer. But it would be better if it was a little less alcohol i think.
NosirIwont (2184) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful red/brown with a dense, fluffy, brownish head. Sharp, sweet and fruity aroma, which gives way for licorice notes as it warms. Could be nice, but I find the licorice somewhat intrusive – it doesn’t really work like it should, which is a shame because I really liked the aroma before the licorice kicked in. Flavour is sweetish and fruity like the aroma. Licorice here as well, but it works better than in the aroma. Still, it could be better. Also, the sweetness gets a bit cloying after a while. But overall a decent brew, though. 09-11-05.