Bryggeriet Djævlebryg
Brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: American Pale Ale
København Ø., Denmark


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Editor’s note: Brewed by Djævlebryg at Brøckhouse, Hillerød, Denmark.

Brewers note: This beer is NOT brewed as an American Pale Ale. It is not brewed to suit a certain style which is why we call it a "hoppy ale".

English: Both the British and Americans are good at using hops - in slightly different ways. We have combined the best from both traditions and created Schopenhauers Vilje ("Schopenhauer’s Will"), a beautiful amber coloured ale with a floral character, caramel notes and - like the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer - a good portion of bitterness. This brew can be enjoyed on a hot summer’s day, a cool evening or accompanied by e.g. poultry dishes.

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chrisv10 (18704) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2010
50 cl draft. Amber body with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt, hops and caramel.

Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours a medium appearance with a good sized head. Mild hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel, understated hop flavour, however it is enjoyable drinkable and somewhat complex. Not the best pale, but a good one.

GRM (4238) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
Brown bottle, 500 ml, best before 281009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on December 9 2009; eye: copper with caramel hue, hazy, good effervescence, nice beige head, slight lacing; nose: resinous hops, malt, caramel, pine; mouth: resinous hops, malt, caramel, light orange, light burnt, pine, finale in resinous hops with presence of caramel, medium-full body, rather bitter, mild astringency, lightly harsh texture, average carbonation; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, meilleure avant 281009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 9 décembre 2009; œil : cuivrée avec des reflets caramel, voilée, bonne effervescence, belle mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, malt, caramel, pin; bouche : houblon résineux, malt, caramel, léger orange, léger brûlé, pin, finale en houblon résineux avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, plutôt amère, astringence moyenne, texture légèrement rugueuse, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : bien aimé

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons et de cassonade. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minréale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel légèrement brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #2720)

sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours amber with a beige head. Flavour is light caramel, citrus and grapefruit hop. Flavour is caramel, bitter, medium hop, citrus and grapefruit.

stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours an unclear brown/orange beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is hops and spices. The flavor is hops. The palate is bitter. Overall an average beer.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
In short: A dirty messy beer with spicy resinous hops. Totally “off” at whatever it tries to be. Bad bottle?
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed a few months before expiration date.
The look: Ugly cloudy light brown-copper body by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is spicy (very spicy hops) with phenolic notes. Taste is off. Old orange juice, dry bread crust, citric notes, cardboard, resinous hops, plastic, a little caramel, oxidation. Finish is dry, cardboardy, a little acidic and medium bitterness. Far from a clean and crisp beer this was beyond rough and earthy, this was downright dirty. I know my bottle was not super fresh but it was a few months before best-before date. Maybe it was a bad bottle because this tasted like a way-past-due-date beer. The “j” in Vilje is silent.

GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
Aroma:Pine hops mixed with light oxydation..... Apeparance:dark orange-brown,good lacing head... Flavor:spicy,resinous hops and light oxydation....

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Fruity caramel maltiness establishes a creamy mouthfeel for the orangey and resinous hops to bloom in this bubbly and earthy Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mushroom cloud of foam bobs atop the amber-lined dark red, leaving lots of lacing on the glass.
-The finishing bitterness is quite earthy and levelled with the rest of the flavor profile’s intensity.
-The active effervescence might be a little too much.
-That caramel is one of the beer’s best features, imho.

Bottle; best before 281009.

LilBeerDoctor (4230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle from my Secret Santa, best by 10/28/09. Pours a deep orange-brown with a thick, foamy light tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and light floral hops. Flavor is spicy initially with sweet floral and some citrus hops and caramel malt in the finish. Nice APA. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

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