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Svaneke Brown Ale

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Brewed by Svaneke Bryghus
Style: Brown Ale
Svaneke, Denmark

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Danish: Øllen er flot kobberrød og helt klar. Aroma af røde bær og fyrrenåle. Lettere viskøs krop og med eftersmag af mørke malte. Overgæret.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaVillum (403) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2014
50 cl, flaske, 5,0 % ABV, købt i Dagli'Brugsen i Rødvig, 8. juli 2014. Mørk mahogni bornholmsk Brown Ale med rødbrune nuancer og mindre offwhite skumtop på cirkus én cm tykkelse. Svinder til lidt overflade og kant efter kort tid. I aromaen er der lidt fjern chokolade og ristet malt. Smagen er præget af det bitre fra humlen og den ristede malt. En smule syrlighed fornemmes. Øllet indeholder en nogenlunde balance mellem sødme og bitterhed, men det bitre dominerer som sagt. Og at øllet er fra Svaneke Bryghus, synes jeg godt, man kan smage, da det ligesom indeholder deres lidt bitre kendetegn i mange af deres øl. Ret meget brus i munden er ikke vildt charmerende - gætter på et niveau på medium. Eftersmagen er kort til medium af længde og slutter lettere tørt af. En OK Brown Ale, men jeg har smagt bedre indenfor det sidste års tid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at Tight Copenhagen. Aroma is nutty treacle, burnt brown sugars. REd / caramel coloured pour witha athin creamy grey head. Palate has a highly carbonated / bite and chalky, with a semi-sweet finish. Flavour is nutty, caramel malts. Harsh bitterness with burnt sugars in the finish. Fairly dull overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
Draught at DØE BeerFest 2014. Clear brown - offwhite head. Nutty, roasted, red berries, fruity, ryebread, malty, dry bitterness, piney, ok body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5666) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, brown sugar, light fruity. Flavor is malts, caramel, yeast, fruits. Medium body, average carbonation. 060514

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle, 500ml, from Torvehallerne, Copenhagen. A cloudy dark brown colour with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt, some musty leaves, fruity hop notes. Flavour has biscuity roasted malt, brown sugar, coffee bitterness, sour citrus notes. Medium carbonation. A surprisingly tasty brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alkolas510 (575) - SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2014
Mörkbrun lite rödaktig med mellanstort ljusbrunt skum! Doftar mycket sötmalt och i smaken är den lite rökig och söt! Ok öl!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (213) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Almost clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and fruit., Taste is caramel and fruit.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
500 ml bottle at Fox and Hounds, Åbenraa. Dark brown body with a beige head. Quite nice aroma of dark malt, caramel, dark fruit and the Svaneke signature aroma. Pleasant malt flavor, a bit sweet, some fruit, slightly roasted and moderate bitterness. Medium body and decent in aftertaste. Not my favorite beer style, but a decent drinkable version of it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2083) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Dark brown with small light brown foam ring. Aroma is bitter caramel combination. Tastes quite fresh, little bitter, some burnt wood. Aftertaste is long lasting, quite bitter, some roasted wood. (Velp 201312)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beikes (148) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Beautiful as it is, it doesn’t quite live up to the looks of it, By all means a good brew, but on the bitter side of Brown Ales, and nothing copared to that of Randers Bryghus. Brown Ale by all standards is a difficult brew to master, and Svaneke, although making a good attempt, doesn’t nail it. A little too grainy and metal-like on the back palate to make it a winner, but otherwise a decent attempt, and just above average when it comes to this style. Turns flat quickly, with some metal in the aftertaste, hinting on inferior hops. Recommended if not too expensive


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