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Svaneke Karelian Wood Juice
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Brewed by Svaneke Bryghus
Style: Smoked
Svaneke, Denmark

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Danish: I de enorme karelske skove har der længe været tradition for fremstilling af tjære af fyrretræerne. Som overfladebehandlingsmiddel til de træbyggede huse og både har den spredt sin karakteristiske og intense duft hvor mennesker holdt til. Det sætter sit præg på folkesjælen – og derfor kan man i vore dages Finland sagtens få en ”tervasnapsi” (tjæresnaps) til sin øl på den lokale.
Ambitionen med denne sorte og tyktflydende øl er at fange atmosfæren fra en rygende mil midt inde i skoven, hvor røg, harpiks, skovbund og frisk trætjære danner duftkulissen. Ved brug af en pæn portion røgmalt, Saaz humle, enebær og en speciel finsk tjære ekstrakt har øllet udviklet en distinkt duft af røg samt en undertone af sødlig tjære. Den første mundfornemmelse er ret abrupt og tør, og præget af røg og røget skinke, men den efterfølges hurtigt af blid tjære, sødme og behagelige nuancer af skovbund og enebær. Eftersmagen er lang og præget af fyrrenåle, tjære og den sære bitterhed fra enebærrene. Overgæret.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2011
Draught, 5.1%, KØ11. Mild tar aroma. Black colour. Very small tan head. The flavour is nicely tarry. A lot drier than many German Rauchbiers, but it is very good in a different way.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6572) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Sampled at CBF 2011. I like it! Dark brown, clear. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Heavy smoked aroma, salty too. Tar. Like tar-treated wood. Faint acidic flavor, sweet too. Has a bitter finish. Clear smoke. Soft texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2010
tap dark brown, small white head. aroma is smoked and oaked aroma, nice mild, very smoked aroma. flavor is licroice, roasted malts, perfect hopy balance. tobacco. Very tobacco flavored , but very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Sampled at Copenhagen beer festival 2011. Clear dark brown with a small brown head. Strong tar aroma, reminds me of railway wood or boat belly. The tar is even more presen in the flavor, mixed with a raw berry bitterness. great!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2011
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2011. Dark brown, small head. Tarry nose. Meaty, mid-sized body with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Lots of tar and smoked meat, some salmiak and chocolate. A powerful smoke beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2011
Draught @ Olfestival 2011 Kobenhavn. Black with small brown head. Smky roasted aroma with some tar and bacon present. Flavour of roasted and smoked malt, smoked cured meat, tar, ash, wood. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Draught. Almost black coloured. Light brown head. Smoke, roast, tar, liqourice in the aroma. Flavour of cocoa, smoke, roast, spice and tar. Medium to full bodied. Is roasted and tarry bitter in the end with just a light smoky touch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
Draught@CPH BF 2011. Quite much black colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is leathery, yeasty, mild spruce as well as some smoked notes. Flavour is spruce, wood, fruits and some smoked and spices. Pleasantly balanced and rather different brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6355) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
On tap. Pours black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is smoke, tar, wood and hard roasted malt. The flavour is smoke, tar, peat, bacon and asphalt. To the extreme.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, smoke and peat. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is smoke. Overall a good and balanced beer.


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