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Søgaard Utzon Dark

Søgaard Utzon Dark
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Brewed by Søgaards Bryghus
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Aalborg, Denmark

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Danish: Er en sort øl med et flot rødligt skær. Smagen er fyldig og ristet – dog uden at være brændt og bitter – og med noter af chokolade fra mild og harmonisk sydamerikansk chokolade. Tilsætningen af den australske “wattle seed” giver øllet et frugtet særpræg, der er unik i den danske ølverden.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
A fine herbed beer. Not sure what to call this, but it works, has a nice mouth feel, a good toasted taste, without being very bitter or burnt. Maybe a bit watery, but the one I had was very cold. There was a distinct chocolate flavour here, which is nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kronebryg (1039) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
Btl at Søgaard: Little head, coca cola coloured with odd looking bubles. Little nose if a any at all with a faint metallic hint. medium body and length. Light taste with a little brown sugar and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1168) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at Henriks. Pours a dark brown to black colour with a pretty small off-white head. Nice sweet and roasted malt aromas of both dark bitter chocolate and milk chocolate, with a touch chocolate truffles in the end. Some coffee is also present. The flavour is less sweet with more coffee and some salt licorice in the end, and maybe a hint of chili. Surprisingly medium bitterness, and a smooth but also a bit sparkly mouth feel. A decent dark ale which is also pretty easy.drinking. Nice aromas but too shallow in the flavour. Cannot say I found much of the special ingredient in this beer, and appears as an okay porter.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
On tap @ Henrik. This is a deep dark ruby brown beer with a small sidesticking beige head. On the aroma I get some thin roasted malts, cold coffee, licorice and some dark caramel. It has a light oily texture and a soft carbonation level. Light roasted in the flavor with hints of licorice and leather and wet cardboard. Ends with a light yogurt-sourness. Subtle in both aroma and flavor - all the way and it never really got my full attention. Not a especially good beer either. 07.05.2012

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Deep brown, near-black body, small off-white head. Nose is licorice, herbs, hints of cough syrup and tar. Taste is herbal licorice tones, soy and hints of cough medicine again. Some nutty flavors in the finish, with some more hard-to-define herbal notes. Smooth and nice, with a beckoning aftertaste. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Both original, drinkable and tasty: this is one rather underrated beer from Søgaard.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Defreni (2580) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Flaske: Mørkebrun let rødlig øl med et lille skumhoved. Duften er lety sur med en smule chokolade. Smagen er frugtet og igen let sur. Ikke min kop te, men svigerfar kunne lide den.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (10644) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malty, roasted malt and a sort of smoky note (not like in a smoked beer but hard to describe). Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Boring. 110311

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2010
(Draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 17 June 2010) Dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of dark bread, chocolate and dark fruit. Roasted, malty taste with dark bread, raisins, chocolate, coffee and a dry bready finish with a spicy bitterness. Fairly dry. Medium body. Very nice, leaning in the schwarzbier direction.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2010
Clear deep red with tanned head. Unrevealing nose. Acidic, roasted taste. Dry. Medium bodied. Sampler @ Ølfestival København 2010.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Draught@Brewpub København. Deep ruby red colour, mediumsized creamy, slightly off-white head. Arooma is toffee, earth, mild roast as well as some slight spices. Flavour is rather similar. A bit thin.


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