Skands Esrum Kloster
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Brewed by Bryggeriet Skands
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Brøndby, Denmark


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Danish: Skands Esrum Kloster er Bryggeriet Skands fortolkning af en klosteryg. Der er brugt krydderurter fra klostrets egen urtehave, bl.a. enebær, citronmelisse, lavendel, anis og rosmarin, alle urter som munkene brugte som smagsforstærkere. Esrum Kloster er en overgæret og har en dejlig mørk kastanjebrun farve, en aromatisk duft og smagen afrundes med en snert af anis.
Esrum Kloster er blankfiltreret.
Esrum Kloster egner sig fortrinligt til kraftige kødretter og vinter mad, men kan også nydes alene i en stille stund.

English: Skands Esrum is Skands Brewery interpretation of a klosteryg. I have used herbs from the monastery’s own herb garden, including juniper, lemon balm, lavender, anise and rosemary, all herbs which the monks used as flavor enhancers. Esrum is a top-fermented and has a lovely dark chestnut brown color, an aromatic fragrance and flavor rounded off with a hint of anise. Esrum is blank filtered. Esrum perfectly suited for heavy meat dishes and winter food, but can also be enjoyed alone in a quiet moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle at Jydske Øldage 2009. Frothy white fair mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Pepper notes. moderate bitter very spicey flavor. Plumb and cinnamon notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 27, 2009
Botella. Deep amber colour. Quite spiced sweet malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and has a lots of spices, roasty malt, some fruits and a pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3300) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
16-NOV-2009, tap at DØE medlemsmøde. Very Dark Brown with nice off-white head. Cane sugar, liqourice (the more the warmer it gets), dark berries. Creamy, short taste. Nice brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11424) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is dominated by spice, but has some decent nutty malt behind it. I sense cookie spices and herbs, too dominating, but at least blending nicely together for a unique aroma. Sweetish malty flavour with the herbs and spices mostly entering the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14715) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Bottle, at Esbjerg Beerfestival. A reddish dark, amber I guess, beer with an off-white head. More or less clear body. The aroma has a strange herbal spicyness as well as malts. Thyme or gale maybe? Well, the flavor is pretty much the same, with the added joy of caramel. Medium to full body. Herbal, bitter finish. A rather strange beer, but also quite nice. Not sure if I could drink much of it though. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. 091022

Bottle, as Skands Bison Brew. A clear, reddish dark brown beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has a spiced touch in the back, with licorice notes, some dried fruits and caramel. Roasted malts, caramel, licorice, spices and herbs and some dried fruits in the flavor. Decent carbonation level, full body. Lasting spiced, licorice finish with toffee and roasted malts. A decent one, but not a beer I could drink a few of. 141025

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapez (1528) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle. A copy of Brøckhouse brew. Pine cone, anis and alcohol in aroma. Dark redbrown colour with beige head. spicy flavour with plenty of anis, pine cone and pepper and discrete hops. Not the same malt sweetness and soft mouthfeel as in the original Esrum Kloster, but very spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2010
Small beige head. Dark brown body. Dense licorice and anise aroma with spicy herbal notes. Dry-sweetish licorice and anise taste with chocolatey cinnamon notes. Light body. Mild mouthfeel. Dryish chocolate and licorice aftertaste with herbal spicy yeasty notes. Quite nice, but a bit dense and unsubtle with that strong anise taste. I preferred the Brøckhouse version, really. (0.5l draft on Oslo-CPH ferry.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Loads of rich dark fruit. Deceivnglykie the standard Scandubavuab Chr brews, bu this is ore sophisticated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3043) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
0,5 l bottle shared at Cardinal. Misty amber body with an off-white film. Liquorice, aniseed on the nose. Wooden malty sweet flavor with a light acidic touch. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (6478) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 06.07.2013
Aroma has anise, licorice and herbal notes – feels like a fresh bottle of Gouden Carolus Christmas. Flavour is quite spicy with herbal notes, rosemary, some anise and hints of licorice. Aroma was nice but I find the rosemary in the flavour quite disturbing.

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