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Skagen Klitnisse

Brewed by Skagen Bryghus
Style: Dunkler Bock
Skagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016
As a Norwegian who has grown up not only in Denmark, but actually in Skagen, I find that rating Christmas Beers can be a bit of a double edged sword. Unlike Norway, Danish Christmas Beers tend to taste the same, year from year, be produced in a more industrial way, and offer fewer surprises. In fact, most of them taste like sweet bock beers. But with the whole craft beer revolution, Danes have started challenging the norm and offer up a large variety of Christmas themed beers. But, not in the Norwegian way. More in a Belgian or American way. So when drinking this Klitnisse (A "fawn" of the beach dunes) I of course have in mind that the beer is from my hometown of Skagen and is made by a microbrewery. Well, that doesn’t really apply here. Skagen craft fine beers, but not perhaps inside the modern "Craft Beer Revolution". Beers tend to be Pilsner, Lager, Kølsh, Vienna and Bocks. Not a lot of Belgian styles or American "kick in the teeth" style hop bombs. So, this is a very typical Danish Christmas Beer, fitting the old school (despite its micro credentials). All that aside, the beer works really well with Danish Christmas foods, it looks good (nice and red) with a thick head and its sweetly malty finish does help the fatty foods on their way, allthough the aquavite strangles it completly. This beer won best Christmas Beer at the Nordic Beer Festical in Frederikshavn 2015. I thought it deserved it. But had it come up against a Norwegian Christmas Beer, well, then I am sad to say it would have had little to put up with

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: SimCorp Pub, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, fruit, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, malt, some spices, alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gubihumle (584) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Igen en af de juleøl, der egentlig blot er en bock, hvor man har anvendt en mørk malttype. Det er der, efter min mening, ikke meget jul over.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (4892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Flaske hos Odd Gunnar, rbhd-treff 5.12.15: mahognyfarge med beige skum. Aroma: smør, fløtekarameller og krydder. Det samme i smaken, som er ganske rund. Fint karbonert. Krydder i ettersmaken, og med ok bitterhet. Grei nok, men ikke mer - selv om den kom seg mot slutten, .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Shared bottle at at Gunnar’s 05.12.15, with OGJ, JMD, KH and ABE. Copper. Beige head. Aroma of raw malt, medium dark malt and dark caramel. Similar taste, with chocolate and pretzels.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Delt 0,5 l flaske på RBHD-treff desember-15. Klar dyp oransjebrun kropp med lavt lysebrunt skum. Smøraktig tobakk, kokte grønsaker, løv og humle i nesa. Tung malt, saltstenger, søt smak og fyldig kropp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8002) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dark amber with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma like a brown ale. Taste is moderate sweet dark malty, low carbonated, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
It has a beautiful dark amber glow and a pretty persistent foam. The aroma is caramel, light hops and fruit. Its flavor is dominated by caramel, a little cinnamon, a hint of orange and a good dose of rich hops that conclusion retains a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
20107589 (738) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
light roasty aromas. appear dark with a small white head. taste light sweet. medium bodied with a medium long aftertaste. medium mouthfeel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (716) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 It´s darkred coloured. The head is robust. It smells fruity, darkmalty, flowery. The taste is darkmalty, fruity, apple, sweet-fruity. Nice one!

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