KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark red brown body. Small white head. Heavy malty aroma, dry and hints of chocolate. Dry malty flavour, a little sweet chocolate after a while. Very similar to a brown ale or porter. Easy drinking and good. (Skagen Bryghus, 070709)
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby brown with a lasting off-white head. Rich malty aroma with bread and caramel, and notes of figs and dates. There’s a faint hint of meaty German smoke. Dry and malty flavour mostly of breadcrust with a full body and a good hoppy finish
jesperhammer (4041) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25-JUN-2011, draft @Havfruens Fiskehus, Skagen.
Very dark brown with lasting beige head.
Nice roasted aroma and taste with coffee and bread.
Sweet, creamy, and smooth. Fine.
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy dark amber to brown and darker than I had expected. Smelled sweet and nutty and got a little bit of yeastiness in there as well, so much more going on than I’ve smelled in others within the style. Very clean tasting. Again sweet and nutty, a bit of fruitiness to it and roasted goodness. Very small smooth bubbles which make for excellent carbonation and fantastic mouthfeel. Really refreshing and tasty, one I could have many times during the day.
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks great, with a very dark colour with a clear white head. Aroma is smoke, caramel and leather, all is a bit too weak on the nose in my opinion. Taste is very dominated by the smokeyness, some leaves and wood in there as well. Good depth to be just 5 %, that’s a really big plus here. A decent bayer for sure!
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby, no head.
Flavor Roasty. Bitterrness. Refined. Good balance.
Quite good. Simple, with nice qualities. Like a fresh stout or porter.
Purchased in SuperBrugsen, Halmtorvet.
Nisse666 (5974) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wifes trip to Denmark, bought at the brewery shop, consumed 2009-11-21, Göteborg
AR: Burned sugger, plum, AP: Cloudy dark brown body rocky beige diminishing head. F: Medium bitterness, burned sugger/carmel,
Splitenz (359) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Skagen Skawskum is one of those beers that I have a fondness of, more in theory than in reality (historical reasons). Bayer beer was a strong competitor to pilsner/lager in Norway and Denmark up to World War 2, but after that its fortunes dwindled quite a lot (probably the name Bayer not being very fortunate after 1945). My relative contention with this, and other beers of the kind is that I find them too sweet, with less hops than I would like, and a watery quality I don’t really find much use for. I guess for anyone wanting to appreciate a good munchner type malt, it is quite a find, and I personally think Skagens contribution is better than several of the Norwegian ones I drink once in a rare while. But, of course, I think anything from Skagen is fantastic.
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. Dark brown hazy body with lumps of yeast floating around. Medium size off white head. Rather thick body with malt and roasted malt. Hoppy notes in the finish.
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Draught Deep red-mahogany to brown, with smallish golden rim. Chocolate, chocolate malts, and quite some bread, apty Bayerisch. Quite roasted, near burnt flavour, on sweet underlying malts and restsugars. Smoked finish. Aptly light, still, at 5%, might have just a tad more body. Very good in its style.