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Ørbæk Christmas Ale

Brewed by Ørbæk Bryggeri
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ørbæk, Denmark


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Danish: Brygget med kardemomme og chili som giver denne øl sin helt egen unikke smagssammensætning, som får nisserne til at trutte i hornet og spille på strengene...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DraftDodger (561) - - APR 17, 2015
Copenhagen 17/4 2015. 50 cl bottle from Skjold Burne. Jazzy Christmas label with Christmas elf playing trumpet. Pours hazy orange with yellowish head. Aroma is strong and sweet. Reminds me of cough syrup with notes of licorice. Soft carbonation. Fairly strange but Christmas inspired taste. As advertised on the label strong notes of cardamom and rather strong sweetness. Aftertaste is a little hot - probably the chili mentioned on the label with strong notes of alcohol. Not a thirst quencher and probably more strange than good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (451) - Køge, DENMARK - APR 7, 2015
Bottle @ friends Appearance: pours slightly hazy amber with powerful soapy off-white head and some lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, chili or ginger, cardamom and several fruity notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, notable caramel sweetness, low to average bitterness, medium duration, and an oily texture. Overall: Nice spicy Christmas ale with a chili/ginger burn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
Draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 17.1.15. As Christmas Chili Ale. Clear amber, white head. Mild chili and some brine, cardamom and nutmeg aroma, quite hot chili taste, some soft hoppy bitterness. Medium body, rather hot mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
500 ml bottle @ Fox and Hounds, Aabenraa. Slightly unclear golden body with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is mild malty and dominated by ginger and cookie spices. Flavor is totally dominated by chili, some cardamom, Christmas cookie and light malt with low bitterness. Medium body and burning chili aftertaste. OK for the chili burn, but not even close to balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KennethArd (330) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
Spicy sweet aroma. Hazy golden with minimal head. Way too much chili & nothing else in the taste. Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation & long finish of chili, chili, chili.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
Tart-yellowish head, hazy golden apricot body, sediments, some lacings. Scents; flowers, sweet malts, cardamum, dough, toffee. Taste; strong caramel, hops, bitter, pepper, spices, sweets and alcohol. Strong stuff on palate. Fading peppery finish. This brew would benefit from lower abv, but nevertheless it goes well along with spicy powerful dishes. [50cl br btl abv8.5% , b@Liva Kolding, t@Middelfart]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle @ formand Søren. Clear orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty and kardemomme. Taste, malty, chili, kardemomme. Way too unbalanced. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
It’s slightly hazy golden amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes mild spice, caramel, fruit and malt. The flavor is sweet with the same notes as the aroma plus alcohol. The chili gives a little too dominating burn...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alkolas510 (919) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
Kopparfärgad med medium stort ljusbrunt skum en del humle och karamell malt i doft och smak!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (8532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, caramel, chili and malt.

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