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Brewed by Hornbeer
Style: American Pale Ale
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Danish: Hornbeer Vårøl bebuder forårets komme. Farven er gyldengul, der er masser af kulsyre der giver en dejlig friskhed og så er den let sød. Der er brugt gode mængder humle der sikrer tilpas bitterhed og en frugtagtig smag. Vårøl passer fint til frokostbordet, til ost eller dessert. Men Vårøl kan altså også sagtens drikkes uden mad.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2013) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 23.04.2012, 0,5l bottle sampled @ Maltmisjonen tasting:
Fruktig godt humla sødmerik lukt med preg av malt, masse humle, karamell, gras, sitrus, tropiske frukt, våte blad, høy. Lett tørr og fruktig smak med preg av malt, masse humle, høy, gras, våte blad, karamell. God bitterhet som set godt. Grei.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Barley Wine, CPH. Pours cloudy golden brown with a short, soft khaki head. Big caramel, pine and tropical fruit aroma. Loads of hops and a nice sweet malty backbone. Taste is big for a pale ale, big tropical hop profile with a prominent caramel malt character. Nice bitterness without being a kick in the face. Awesome pale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4429) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2013

Appearance: Hazy dark amber color with a fine thick off white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, flower power hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Balanced and nice dominating caramel malty, fruity and fresh hoppy.
Overall impression:A little mix between winter ale and summer ale. Well there we got spring. Nice tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap @ CBC Clerkenwell. The pour’s medium amber with a modest white head. The nose is herb garden earthiness, dirt. Some honey, rose petal, jasmine. A bit of citrus. The taste is orange peel candies, some caramel. White pepper and more herbs. Lemon meat. Grassy, summery meadow. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, bright flavors. Intriguing stuff. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap, CBC Clerkenwell. Pours light orange with a creamy head. Fresh hopsack aroma mainly grapefruit and pine. Huge fresh grassy, spicy flavors witha balancing maltiness. Big dry hoppy finish. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear, red-gold, effervescent, with a creamy tan head. Pine and caramel on the nose, some bread. Light to medium sweet flavor with berries, sweet bread, light piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish with berries, orange. Lightly dry, with grapefruit and orange, light minerals, some bread. Tasty overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
Draft @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Pours a hazy pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak piney hoppy peachy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter weak piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish with weak piney hints.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Unbalanced and sprawling. The aroma in the glass is nice and foam good, but inside the mouth wrestling flavors without harmony. Well hopped without being bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1095) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
Ar: resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, accenuated caramel backbone, lots of hops, but also a lots of malts, soft notes of herbs and some grassiness. Ap: murky copper colour, medium off-white head. F: medium bite for the style. Pronounced maltiness, jam, honey, bread, grapefruit, resin, herbs. Not at all the fresh aromatic hoppiness that I’ve come to expect from Hornbeer, slightly warming finish. P: medium body soft carbonation. T: considering the high esteem I hold for Hornbeer this was a bit of a disappointment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (900) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (47:-). Friskt och fräscht, smak av humle, citrus, gröna äpplen mm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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