MiP (15170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Bottle. Teaish malt aroma, mixed with pipe tobacco. Light orange colour. Very malty flavour, and a little peppery. Has some bonbon flavour which I usually assiciate with Ørbæk. Malty aftertaste. Nice. 5 2 7 3 17
Bottle. Quite malty flavour. Cloudy dark orange colour. Stable, creamy tan head. Hint of tartness, but nice. A bit fruity - not too pleasant. 5 3 6 3 14
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very vegetal, legume-like, earthy, beety aroma. Orange-copper coloured body with a low, off white head that recedes to ring. Vegetal notes are offset by sweet malts with some yeasty, doughy flavours, some dark fruit and moderate finishing bitterness. Medium body with fair carbonation. Bottle (Ølbutikken, Aug-05) sampled with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown, with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malty. Taste is full bodied sweet and malty. Medium malty aftertaste
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
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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duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Salty, with some caramel and toffee flavours, touches of vanilla, with some alcohol in the finish, some apple perhaps. Quite OK.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.