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Skagen Nordlys (Hefe)

Brewed by Skagen Bryghus
Style: German Hefeweizen
Skagen, Denmark
Serve in Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Editor’s note: In May 2007 Skagen changed the recipe for "Nordlys" making it a German Hefeweizen instead of a Belgian Wit. Also the hopping has changed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
Lacks both aroma and taste to catch up with the German ones. The foam is moderate and smells a little fresh grain, but in terms of taste, the classic taste of wheat malt and very little hops. I miss the taste of the yeast as the German Hefe. Tastes of fruit notes, and a little more hoppy aftertaste would also be preferable. Instead, this hefe less sweet than can be expected on the type and the fledgling hops gives no exciting edge to the end. It is a very easy to drink beer on a hot summer day it will probably be both thirst-quenching and reasonably tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfredvik (1555) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2015
Cloudy yellow body with a disappointingly small, short-lived white head. Rather strong aroma of Belgian yeast (wait, isn’t this supposed to be a German hefeweizen?), spices and citrus, with caramel in the back. On the tongue it feels closer to a hefe than a wit, although the banana (and banana caramel) is present in the back. Also quite citric. Light and dry with a pretty lively carbonation. A confusing, but nice-ish brew.
[50 cl bottle shared with josteirk at Steenbo the Summer House, enjoyed 1 month before BB date (but still no off-tastes)]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
martin00sr (1975) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy yellow, no head. Malty aroma with light banana and hints ogf clove. Flaviur has banana and citrus. Poor hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1585) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle@brøndums hotel. Two finger foam. Haze yellow. Banana clove. Citrus in the background. Good attenuation. Light body. Fine brew. Yeast in the bottom of the Bottle gives a complex taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Milter (604) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 En noget skuffende øl fra Skagen Bryghus. Frisk smag, men andre laver bedre hefeweizen

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (8739) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle @ Salling Beer fest. Pours slightly hazy light yellow with a white head. Aroma of light wheat, light yeast, light fruit, banana and citrus. Flavor is light sweet, wheat, yeast, sweet fruit, cardboard notes. Thin body, average carbonation. 280315

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickFifty (868) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2014
Light straw color, white head. Wheat malt and light fruity nose, yeasty, hint of spice. Sweet, fruity ester taste, yeast. Medium to light body, soft carbonation. A bit bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (9446) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle from Magasin du Nord, Kgs. Nytorv. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, banana and wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
500 ml bottle. Cloudy golden body with a white head. Weak aroma of citric fruit, wheat and banana. Mild flavor, quite typical German weissbier but a bit weak and anonymous. Medium body and short in aftertaste. Not a very interesting beer at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ken1 (1514) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2013
A sweet banana like flavor with notes like berries. A hit of yeast. Color is yellow with a white head.

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