Brewed by Thisted Bryghus
Style: Heller Bock
Thisted, Denmark
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
bread light, toast, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, sticky, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2010
Clear, orange body. Thin, vanishing white head. Smells like a helles/export-style lager; medium roasted malts and some hops with a slight metallic touch. Taste is very strange; a kind of molded maltiness with a touch of bitter lager hops in the background that never quite leaves the rather oily palate. I think this is my first heller bock, and I’m not quite impressed. This is like a strong lager with a bit of extra malts and some weird funky undertones. Unfortunately, this time around I don’t mean "weird" and "funky" in a good way - this is rather in the not-so-good-department. I know Thisted Bryghus can to better than this, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the Scandinavian Christmas beer tradition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
Amber with a huge head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and biscuits. The flavour is sweet and dominated by the malts, with a metallic and alcohol marked finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Plovmand (7880) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle as Jul i Underhuset. Clear deep golden with a medium white head. The aroma is mainly fruity and malty with some caramel. The flavour is sweet malty, fruity and light hoppy. Ends up bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2010
Bottled. Clear pale golden, rich head. Fruity nose. Sweet and fruity, salty with pineapple and alcohol. Fairly light bodied, light resiny bitterness with peppery alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2009
Golden colour and clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Yeasty aroma, faint hoppy notes too. Flavor starts lightly sweet and finish bitter, a kind of odd bitterness. Sharp. Perhaps also some faint spicy notes. Dry texture.
Earlier Rating: 1/23/2004 Total Score: 2.8
Nothing special. A little odd aroma and flavor, but mostly a little more than a ordinary beer. Christmas-beer? No Christmas in this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Sweet malty aroma, fruity, some oranges, some syrup and caramel. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, caramel, vinious. Some citric bitterness. Not impressive.
Earlier Rating: 12/28/2005 Total Score: 3.1
A fresh beer, that has to be enjoyed at higher temperatures. Slightly hoppy for a Christmas beer, lending it a good bitter feeling accompanied nicely by the spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2009
33.cl. Botle. It is pretty bland but has a ok hop bitterness and it is not one you buy for a 2 time.
Earlier Rating: 11/23/2006 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle 33cl. Aroma, fresh hay. Color is golden almost like pilsner. Dry hay taste. Bitter long finish. 27-12-07 it has got a lot more sweetness to it now. 2.8 now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charlotte (5193) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle.Clear amber colour with large white head.Aroma is sweet malty with note of caramel and syrup mild mouthfeels and light bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/3/2009 Total Score: 2.5
Golden colour with medium head.Aroma of malt and caramel,feels crispy with sweet buttery finish.A bit boring type of christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is cornish and sweet malty. Flavour is the same. Sweet and light bitter flavoured. Lasting malty and slight cornish finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2007 Total Score: 2.4
33 cL bottle. Pours golden yellow to orange, clear, with a dense orange head diminishing to almost nothing within a minute. Aroma is malty, medium sweet, with a mild mouldy/barnyard note. Flavour is a blend of slight spiced malt and herbal hops, persisting bitter and only medium sweet. I sense a mild metallic sharpness before the finish. Ends with a mild bitterness and some malt sweetness. Decent but not much to do with Christmas.

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