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Hornbeer Happy Hoppy Christmas

Formerly brewed at Hornbeer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Danish: En ny humlet juleøl. Hvis du på et tidspunkt synes, at du har fået tilstrækkeligt af den søde juleøl, julegodterne og de andre ting vi går og nyder i julen, så skal du prøve en Happy, Hoppy, Christmas. Det er ikke en voldsomt humlet øl, men en mild IPA der er godt tørhumlet. Det er derfor en meget forfriskende øl, der gør rigtigt godt som en afveksling til den mere traditionelle juleøl. Humle er det gode modspil til den kraftige mad, og du kunne jo prøve med et glas Happy, Hoppy, Christmas juleaften til anden eller flæskestegen. Hvis du er typen der traver omkring juletræet og afsynger 10 julesange – herunder alle vers i “Et barn er født i Betlehem”, – så vil en kold Happy, Hoppy Christmas være en lise for sjælen efter alle strabadserne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. An enormous, dense, light beige head sits on top of a slightly unclear amber body. The head disappeares gradually, into a rocky pile of bubbles. Mostly hoppy nose, with pine cones and resins. Some maltyness, but not much. Nice, but a 7 is awarded under doubt. Quite sweet in the mouth, but with enough bitterness to bring balance. Piney and resiny hops, also in the finish. A quite nice one, although a bit sweetish. 110614

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2011
bottle.Pours golden with a big off-white head.Aroma of grapefruit, peach and cheesy hops with some malty and caramel notes.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some orange, pine and hay.Medium body,average carboantion.nice hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hopy aroma. Nice fruity notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Strong fruity esters notes in nice hop-balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2011
an IPA, but a rather modest variety of the species. Aromatic hoppy nose with pine and herbs, this continues with a herbal bittersweet mouth feel. Soft grass, mint and some black pepper in the finish. Would be fine with heavy food, the herbs should be able to cut through

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8904) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle. Low but lasting off-white head. Hazy orange body. Aroma of lemon and oranges with an acidic note. Flavor not as hoppy as expected but fair enough, fruity notes plus a solid malt base. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
Light muddy orange brown with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malty and hoppy, grape and citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet with a solid bitterness. The finish is dry. 251210

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2011
Muddy orangebrown of color with a foamy orange head. An aroma of hops, citrus, grainy, flour, weak sweets and bread notes. A flavor of hops, grainy, flour, bread, citrus and thin bitternes in the finish. Good aroma but thin in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
It’s unclear red-brown with a creamy head and the aroma has notes of spruce, dry hops, grass, citrus and caramel. The flavour is moderately sweet with notes of grass, citrus, hops, caramel and light spruce. The finish has a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MF666 (309) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 22, 2010
brown, cloudy, rocky head, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity. Bitter, grapefruity and slight malty. Bone dry and bitter. Lasting grapefruity and peachy.

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