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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: 67   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niller (1454) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from Kvickly, Risskov. Pours light hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste is light wheat, sweet fruits, yeast, banana notes. Light body. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PLundsgaard (468) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
meget lys i farven skummet er helt hvidt duften er med malt smagen er let bitter en god hvede řl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nische (1915) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle received as a gift. Pours slightly hazy, pale yellow with white head. Yeasty and citrusy aroma with wheat. Taste is lightly wheaty and yeasty. No spices or banana. Light and dry with lively carbonation. Not band but a little bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1460) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Normalt er hvedeřl ikke min kop the, men med tiden gĺr det dog bedre. Let syrlig, ingen banan. Er dog lidt flad i det, da der mangler en smag af noget mere, sĺ som humle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlf (339) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
unclear golden apple-juice like color, small head, fruity spicy aroma, reminds me a little of a saison, thin mouthfeel, slightly tart, very little hoppyness, medium sweetness, a lot of fruits

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - 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 (1762) - 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 (2785) - 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 (1841) - 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 (716) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 En noget skuffende řl fra Skagen Bryghus. Frisk smag, men andre laver bedre hefeweizen

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