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


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RATINGS: 299   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4371) - 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 (2739) - Nijmegen, 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 (9999) - 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 (6582) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3546) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx. to BelgBeerGeek / Vincent. For this beautifully spaded & apparently 750 ml. bottle of pallet cleanser which I sampled @ RBBWG 2013 (sorry, I couldn’t leave that joke :) I still find dark lagers hilarious, when I hear a bear described as dark, I think black or even dark brown. Not like slightly darker amber but I suppose that for many beer drinkers this makes sense but I am still not fully getting it. Pours dark amber (woohoo)… Smell is a tad oxidized, lager yeast, lager caramel, some sugar with a touch of herbs. Taste is a bit oxidized, sugar, touch bit burned caramel, lager yeast, mellow, caramel lager, bit too cold (probably my bad, I am sorry). Medium to light. Its doable, apparently brewed after an recipe by J.C. Jacobsen which would be cool but such claims are usually nonsense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy reddish color, small quickly disappearing white head. Smell and taste malts, a slight hint of sweetness and a touch of fruitpeel-bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090220.
Pours dark amber color with a small head. Aroma of grain, some sugary caramel and malts. Flavor of hay, caramel malts and some fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a beautiful, deep copper, with an off-white head. Malty, roasted aroma, caramel, toffee, chocolate, figs, apricot. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, roasted taste, caramel, toffee, hops, dried fruits, chocolate. Very well balanced. (2012-10-23)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7203) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ My parent’s place
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toast with a hint of fruity and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a slightly dry and caramel sweet finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (858) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2012
A farely sweet, caramel like flavor. Color is nutty brown with a white head.

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