thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, - 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.
Splitenz (329) - 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.
bursprak (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle. Pours darkish brown with a small head. Aroma is a bit of metal. Taste is weak at first but later full of roasted malts. A bit weak.
visionthing (2604) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Cunningham - thanks!. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aroma with roasty notes, dark bread, caramel and hints of dark dried fruits and spices. Sweet and malty, but balanced and surprisingly nice. Mild but pleasant bitterness. Easty to drink and quite tasty.
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@EBF 2008. Deep ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild toasted notes along with some raisins, sweet malts as well as some toffee. Flavour is rather similar, but has a quite strong hopprofile to it, giving it some grassy and herbal bitterness towards the finish.
Plovmand (6316) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is light smoked, dark malty and light hoppy. The flavor is dark malty, light hoppy and licorice.
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RickFifty (214) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown to red, offwhite head, appealing. Caramel, malty aroma. Sweet, roasted coffee.
chrisv10 (10792) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Salling. CLear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and bread. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, bread, hop and a little bitter.
Meilby (7275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, grassy and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
PLundsgaard (377) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma/ligth, Appearance Head/Initial-frothy, Head/Color light, Body/Hue-black, Initial Flavor-acidic light. Finish Flavor-acidic light Palate/Body-medium to full, ok beer
Bathory (458) - Bryne, 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!