Brewed by Svaneke Bryghus
Style: Doppelbock
Svaneke, Denmark


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RATINGS: 126   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2005
Golden/orange, nice offwhite/yellowish head. Aroma from honey and fruit, with some nutty notes. Malty flavor, nuts and fruits, creamy and with some alcohol even if it is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Orange-brown, a tad biiter, this beer tastes rather malty, this brew goes very well with food. It is one of the best I have ever tasted from Svaneke. I will drink it again any tiime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2005
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.

   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 (709) - 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 (6174) - 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 (9411) - 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.

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