Brewed by Svaneke Bryghus
Style: Doppelbock
Svaneke, Denmark


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Bornholm Bryg Staerke Preben Copper red colour and clear to hazy appearance. Fluffy beige head. Fruity and nutty with notes of cherry and almond. Creamy mouthfeel with a distinct sweetness. Namned after our former head brewer "Preben". Bottom fremented.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Pours a dark brown, with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malty. Taste is full bodied sweet and malty. Medium malty aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Couleur ambrée aux reflets orangés, apparence nuageuse et brouillée sous une abondante mousse écumeuse et plutôt persistante. Arômes de macédoine, de DMS, extrêmement végétales et levurés. De timides empreintes de malt rôti, de foin, de caramel et de fruits foncés conduisent à une amertume finale semblant ainsi provenir des levures. Une pauvre interprétation du style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
Very nice beer with the honest to the Danish brewer. Has a good taste and good looking. Nice for white meet or non-spicy meals.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
Big ivory head mounts the amber to orange body. The nose is of course malty straight off, but surprisingly roasty, bringing hazelnut like burnt flavours that feel more belonging to a brown ale than anything else. Earthy and doughy nature remains calm and linear in mouth. A faint vegetal presence is the only disturbance. Light-medium body, oily texture. Low-flavored globally and not very satisfying for a doppelbock, no malt richness certainly. Unappealing balance and too simplistic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
The Lure:
Vegetal and earthy notes combine for a surprising summer garden. Dry and fruity, but not enough caramel malt sweetness to really recall my favorite doppelbocks.

The Festivities:
Hops and yeast combine in a rebellious bitterness which overcomes the caramel malt sweetness and apricot fruitiness. Somewhat dry and simple towards the end, this is a doppelbock I will probably soon forget.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle. Salty, with some caramel and toffee flavours, touches of vanilla, with some alcohol in the finish, some apple perhaps. Quite OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Draught at the brewery. Orange-reddish with a thin poorly lasting head. Aromas of apricots, malt and plenty of alcohol. Same elements in the flavour. On the palate there is an alcoholic burn and more bitterness than expected. Mediumbodied. Seems a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottle at "Cafe Blågårds Apotek", Copenhagen. The wonderful Svaneke yeast was immediately apparrent in the aroma along with a nice sweet maltiness. Decent doppelbock but not among Svaneke’s finest. Btw. "Stærke Preben" is the brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
hazy brown with large long-lasting firm head. Smooth and sweet malty aroma of grass, cocoa-powder, oranges and toffee. Malty sweet flavour of light chocolate, grass and cocoapowder. The body is surprisingly thin. Sweet but a bit short aftertaste. of grass and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle 50 cl. Fine aroma, medium head. Not the best from Svaneke... Tastes rather thin despite the 7,9% abv.

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