Brewed by Husbryggeriet Jacobsen (Carlsberg)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Valby, Denmark


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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Danish: Den mørke lagerøl er brygget efter Carlsbergs ældste opskrift, som blev til for 150 år siden. Det er en tør og fyldig øl, med en lang blød eftersmag, hvor du bl.a. kan fornemme karamel og nødder. Duften har lidt lakrids, og frugter som æble og pære over sig.

English: Original Dark Lager is brewed according to J.C. Jacobsen’s original recipe. The colour is chestnut. It has a Hersbrucker hop aroma while the floor malted Munich malt adds a caramel character. The carbonisation is gentle and the hop bitterness is soft. Enjoy at 6-8º.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark amber with a reddish hue and a small off-white head. Heavy malty aroma with dark sugary and nutty accents. Flavor is sweet roasted caramel malty, with fruity notes of orange, distanct floral hoppy notes, and a discreet bitter finish. Not spetacular, but better than I remembered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (2021) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
75 cl. bottle, shared. Dark brown colour with a golden tint. Dense, creamy off-white head. Slightly roasted aroma with caramel and toasted malts and nuts. A hint of sweet fruits. Taste is light sweet. Medium body, creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes bitter with caramel malts and a toasted note. Decent as other Jacobsen beers however as always good food-beer pairings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dr.dod (324) - Szeged, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2013
75cl bottle. It is a nice dunkel, its colour is rather brown, than black. Foam is quickly disappering but creamy. Tastes also creamy with hazelnut and some hop, almost no sweetness, just as i like. Light bodied, but oily. You can feel some earth in track.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikkellund42 (580) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours haze dark brown copper with tiny head. Aroma is sweet malt and bread. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is watery with soft carbonation. Finish is a bit short with notes of malt, chalk and metal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5954) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
75 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 20.02.2009
Aroma is sweet and malty with syrupy notes and roastiness. Flavour is sweetish with roasted malt, syrupy notes, hints of herbs and licorice. Sticky palate. Decent, feels a bit bulky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3388) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy dark copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear, sweet aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Bitter, hoppy onset, leading to a sweetish, malty flavour, ending in a dry, coffe-like finish. Complex and interesting, but rather watery and somewhat unbalanced. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
19/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: 25/V/12 (2013-59) Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sharing the bottle!

Clear copper red to amber beer, no head. Aroma: very nutty, toast, lots of plains malts, caramel. MF: lots of carbon, light to medium body. Taste: very malty, some caramel, toast, bit sugary. Aftertaste: caramel, bit hoppy, dry some toast. Meh, not bad, but pretty boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (3046) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
Slightly hazy amber colour, off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel. Sweet flavour, caramel, some raisins. Sweet finish, raisins and malt.
Nice to drink a Danish beer that hasn’t been made @ De Proef for a change.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Thanks, Vincent!)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Travlr (13181) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle courtesy of BelgBeerGeek, thanks! Clear reddish amber color, almost flat. Aroma of dusty grapes and plums. Taste: well, it’s not dark, and it’s not a lager. And since there’s another beer with the same name, it’s not original either. Three strikes!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Cuivrée-acajou, col beige moyen. Arôme fruité noir, malt caramel suivi d’un houblon léger noble laissant une pointe de fruité citronné. Palais est malté tirant sur le caramel, le tout reste assez faiblard avec ce profil type Carlsberg, malt pâle/Munich juste au niveau pour le résultant attendu. Ajout houblonné reste subtile et noble dans un style forcément très allemand.

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