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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   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6193) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is strong resiny hops. Taste is a strong malty base, supported by good fruity hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Draught at Lord Nelson Bar Copenhagen. Hazy golden colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of hops and citrus with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11382) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours muddy, pale copper with a fine, creamy, off-white head. Nice piney and grapefruity hops nose with some mild caramel malts. Light nuts and berries. Medium carbonation, kinda watery palate. Flavour is mild, soft sweetness, light fruity hops. There is some mild bitterness in there, but it somehow just feels a tad too dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
20-NOV-2010, bottle @Ekstra Bladets Juleølssmagning. Cloudy light brown, low head. Very nice IPA nose with hoppy bitterness. Some malt backs up the hops, but the brew turns very thin and watery in the end:-( Apart from that I quite like Hornbeer IPA’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty slightly spicy hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a hoppy malty spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9064) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
500ml bottle, shared with Skinnyviking. Dark, apricot body. Frothy and bubbly, beige head. Fragile lacing on the glassware. Hoppy, sappy oranges to the nose. Fruity taste profile that finished with a mild, dry hopped touch. Thin to medium bodied. Not quite my kind of juleøl, except for the label design (hotel room, Copenhagen, 07.11.2010).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
On tap. Hazy amber golden with an off-white head leaving some lacework. The nose has some fresh citrusy hops but unfortunately also quite some diacetyl. Medium body, sweet fruit, good citrusy hops leaving a fairly distinct bitterness. If not for the buttery nose this would’ve been a fairly decent - albeit sweet - IPA. 091110

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Draught at Lorden.  Clear yellow/golden - white head.  Toasted. Fruity. Tea. Herbal. Light bitter hoppy. Medium malty. Sweetness. A bit boring. Not that hoppy. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
50 cl bottle, pours dark with a minor head, aroma of pine, caramel, chocolate and yeast, taste is caramel, pine, malt and slight diacetyl, not very bitter at all, fairly weak finish, enjoyable but somewhat disappointing nontheless,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
Flöska. Hazy deep amber colour with a nice big beige creamish lively head. Very hoppy sweet fruity citrus pine, bit spruce, malty aroma. Good mouthfeel, but bit thin. The flavour is not as bitter as I thought after sniffing to this brew: soft sweet hoppy fruity pine flavour with grapefruit, caramel and toasty malt. Bit waterish finish but with pleasantly soft bitter fruity hoppiness.

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