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Brewed by Bryggeri Skovlyst
Style: Smoked
Værløse, Denmark

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Her en ægte "Rauchbier" eller "Røg øl", som denne øltype er bedre kendt under i Danmark. Øllet har en flot ravgylden farve, der understøttes af en delikat røget karakter. Den røgede karakter er et specielt islæt, som kun kan opnås ved at bruge speciel udvalgt malt tørret op på røgen fra egenede træsorter - i dette tilfælde langtidslagret ege- og bøgetræ. Udover røgmalten har vi brugt hvede- og Münchener malt, hvilket giver ekstra fylde og karakter til denne herlige øl. Amerikanske humletyper som Horizon og Liberty sørger for at denne øl bliver helt sin egen med en moderat bitterhed og en let krydret humlearoma.


Hansen's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, - JUN 1, 2013
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, faint-faint fatty smoke. Flavor is mainly sweet. Creamy texture.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Honymand (3) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Now there is a lot of confusion as this is possibly the 4th variety of this beer being rated under the same entry! The first version was a draft beer brewed after 2004 at the premises in Hareskoven, Denmark. It is still made and is INDEED a proper "rauchbier" - the smoke is very prominent in this one. Then I believed they made a bottled version of more or less the same beer, again brewed at the premises in Denmark. If made at all it was made in small number. Some of the reviews from 2007 may cover this beer. In 2008 production was moved to a Polish brewery which produced quite high numbers of a bottled beer which was one of my all time favorites. It wasn’t at all a "rauchbier" but it was special none the less. Oak was quite prominent giving it a slightly sour taste combined with caramel. You can read this in a lot of the 2008-2010 reviews. So the commercial description match the original draft version and/or possibly the danish bottled variety. The picture however match the first polish produced bottled beer (I still have one of these bottles myself). Then in May 2013 they started production of a new variety. The label is different as is the bottle and the content - only the name remains. This beer is now described by the brewery as a "amber lager" - no mention of smoke at all. And it is a disappointment - I may just as well have bought a Turborg Classic. This is no more specialty beer - it is a mainstream lager only still with a little hint of oak which comes from artificial oak flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopfenWeisse (1012) - - JUL 13, 2014
Clear golden amber color with small head. Aroma is malt. Flavor is caramel, sweet.....

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
Vanilla head, golden amber clear body. Aroma; sweet malts, caramel, oak forest. Taste; malt, caramel, raspberries. Smooth and easy. Finishes sweet, with bread and malts. [50cl br btl. abv5.2%, b@Netto, t@Middelfart]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI (458) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark amber color and a small, off-white head. Hoppy aroma of grass and leaves with delicate malts and yeasts. Taste is medium sweet, malty with some nuts but not very notable. Light to medium body, delicately creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is short and follows the taste to the letter. Overall the beer is simple and not smoked at all, but very drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Cabin, Homlong Camping, Geiranger
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral, grain and faint hint of caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ktingleff (141) - - MAY 18, 2014
From its name, one would expect a little more oakyness. It is slightly alcoholic, but indeed a drinkable but ordinary 'classic' ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBHansen (86) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle @ colleagues: Pours dark golden with with a powerful off-white head and medium carbonation. Aroma contains biscuit and grassy notes. light body, low to medium sweetness and a nice lightly bitter finish

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BoltonDK (556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Malty grassy nose. Light walnut clear color, white head. Medium to light body, crisp bubbles, mellow bitterness in the aftertaste. :) Bolton Brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sofie_Saerens (4) - - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
Ale taste, with good bitterness, but little diacetyl taste. Not so much foam.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LasseVPedersen (224) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Clear, hazel brown color with light red glow. Head is moderate white. Hobs, fruit, yeast and flowers meets you, with taste being bitter, almost sour. Finish with little toasted, malt sweetness as well as slight spicy taste.


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