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Brewed by Bryggeriet Vestfyen
Style: English Strong Ale
Assens, Denmark

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Willemoes Ale with licorice. The ale is produced from the finest Dansih malt, brewed with top fermenting yeast, and the finest hop from American hop plants. The taste is balanced with brown sugar and licorice, so the right balance between sweetness and body is gained.


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1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
aenima (301) - Askim, - MAY 18, 2013
Truely bad. Taste and smells like a bad homebrew! The best is the nice reddish colour. The smell and taste is mostely DMS.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
IPAholic (32) - Prague 8, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 23, 2015
bottle. nice looking brown ale. metallic, too sweet, just a hint of caramel. won’t drink this one again

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9103) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
500ml bottle, 5.2 % abv, thanks to djoeye for sharing. Clear copper coloured body, a deep ruby shade to it. Fair beige head. Brown malty aroma, notes of dried fruits. Dark caramel flavours added by raisin, forest and dark fruits. Malt-fruity end. Fair enough (Tromsø 16.03.2015).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (2241) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2015
Dark off white top, copper near clear beer, rimmy lacing. Luxurious aroma of fruity malts, raisin dust, sweet brown malted candies. Taste; candiced hops, brown malts, candy, fruits, raisin, dwarf almond, plums and dark caramel. Good feel and body, and a fading fruity good finish. Superb moments. [50cl brown bottle, abv5.2%(!), #1544, BB15-04-15 T@SessionInTromsoe16mr2015]

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
erling1000 (231) - - FEB 21, 2015
A brown ale with white head. Aroma is caramel, malty, yeasty, prune? Taste is sweet. Soft feeling.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DraftDodger (375) - - FEB 13, 2015
Copenhagen 6/2 2015. 50 cl bottle from Kvickly. Pours clear brown with off-white head. Gradually subsiding. Aroma is not very distinct. A little sweetness. Not much else. Medium carbonation. Taste is rather sweet and candylike and almost without bitterness. A whole candystore masquerading as beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Sweet and very metallic aroma. Equally metallic taste, but with hints of caramel. Red-brown coloured beer with a thin head, that disappears quite fast.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Desverger (3266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from Brugsen, CPH - amber pour with off-white head. Toasty malty aroma and taste, some caramel, toffee, slight rough mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
enidlesim (19) - - DEC 6, 2014
Very interesting beer. Nose is very metallic and off putting: but it has a nice deep brown color and frothy beige head. Taste is sweet but in no way sickly. It doesn't taste like licorice per say but it counterbalances the sweetness to give a coffee toffee taste. Not my style but good on a winters night!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
The fist sip will leave you embarrassed. This is not an ale as I would expect it. No hops rubbing your palate, a sweetish maltiness fills up your moth and a uncommon, yet intense taste of licorice. And yes, they add licorice to this ale… Unfortunately not the sharp licorice that suits a lot of other beers, it’s a sweet licorice. Sort of "drop" which is soooo much liked by dutch children. But here... nor the children (they are not yet allowed to), nor myself really like it. Maybe becaose the harmony between the different If the maker of the Haribo Lakritzschnecken would brew a beer - this would most likely be the result. The biggest error you could make, is trusting the label and awaiting an real Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chopper925 (280) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Nice clear brown color, with a medium, fine brown head. Nose is Sweet malty, heavy, dried fruits, toffee. Sweet taste, only light bitter, with a bit sourness. Medium texture, with flat carbonation. Aftertaste is somewhat earthy, maybe liquorice, not bad.


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