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Refsvindinge Skibsøl

Brewed by Refsvindinge Bryggeri
Style: Smoked
Refsvindinge, Denmark


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 72   ABV: 2.4%
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The last remaining example of this traditional Danish style. The brewery smokes its own malt for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nevalainen (82) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Strong aroma of smoke. Very dark brown, almost black color with a small brown head. The look of the beer gives higher expectations, than the taste really is, but it’s not bad. Watery taste, light body and long smoked finish. Interesting experince.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mentalmind (32) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Tried cold and room temperature versions. You get more aroma from the room temperature one, but the cold one is definetly more refreshing and I recommend to get that one. A curiosity beer that is worth trying out. I thought it was better than many of the reviews here give credit to it. Definetly not the worst smoke beers I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
martin00sr (603) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottle, 3 years past bb-date. Strong smoky aroma, tar, almost black, minimal tan head. Surprisingly watery, taste is primarily smoke, no discernable malt or hops. Very strange. Thanks MiP...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benfi (532) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2014
Blackish with a brownish head. Bacon and smoke in the nose, nice. Watery smoked cheese-like malty taste, light yoghurty hints.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
StoutHead (623) - DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours tar black. :-) Smoky aroma. The taste is definitely of malt, sugar and smoky tar. Thin mouthfeel. Smoky aftertaste. Exceptionally watery beer - amazing how this dark a beer can be so watery and thin. Not bad, but definitely not especially good either. Fun to try though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
Sampled @ Cardinal. Dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. Strong aroma of smoked malt, tar and cured meat. Flavor is super sweet, very much smoke, cured meat, ham and sweet liquorice. A bit thin body and lots of aftertaste in same style as the rest. Quite special, if not to say weird with this combo of lactose sweet and smoked meat. A novelty beer for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2443) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle bought in Høkeren, pours a deep dark brown, nose is very smoky with a hint of treacle, body is smoky yet very light, almost like a malt drink. One of the traditional ways to drink it was "depth charged" with a slug of akvavit or brandy, and I have to say adding a splash of Løitens made it a significantly more interesting drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Holmen1 (2378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen aug-13: jeg får umiddelbare assosiasjoner til den gangen jeg saget opp tre gamle jernbanesviller. Hvis skibsreder Ovesen serverer meg denne ombord på Fridtjofen blir det mytteri.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (5260) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark as Coke with a small tanned head.Aroma of tar and smoke. Taste is thin watery,light tar and smoke. Everything wasn´t better in the old days.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
McTapps (3948) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from MiP - don’t know if you wanted to send me some kind of trial of courage or if you wanted to poison us ;-) ....Nose of fish oil and bad soy sauce. Taste of leather, cod liver, dark roast and smoke. Very deep heavy smoky finish. Hard to drink and almost impossible to finish. After being one week in Belgium with its nice beers, this one seems like a punishment.

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