stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Esbjerg. Pours an amber beer with almost no head. The aroma is sweet. The flavor is sweet, caramel and staranis. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer above average. Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
Hazy brown with a low head. Malty, very malty, but also with lots of rest sugar and some nice spices. The caramel malt dominates, but I can also detect some anis and other spices. A bit cloying, though - I could not have drunk a full bottle myself. cgarvieuk (25700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle at home ... thanks to Jan (once again) ... dark clowdy brown .... spiced dark malt nose ... dark malts ... some dark fruit ... again some spice. jesperhammer (4874) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2009
06-NOV-2009, bottle @home.
Brown/red slightly hazy with nice high light brown head.
Malty nose with some yeast and spice.
Lots of malts in the flavor. Very belgian style - Trappist inspiration is clear, but also some barley wine character. I have heard Tore from the brewery call it close to a barley wine, and now that I have not got their barley wine (Mjølner) to compare it with, I can sense it. It is actually barley wine like. But then the x-mas spices steps in.
This is my third x-mas brew tonight, and by far the best. And always one of my favorite seasonal brews. Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
At the Ølfestival, Esbjerg, Denmark 22-10-09. Pours dark amber, sticky sweet loads of toffee, chewy, sweet, malty but not spicy or yeasty enough to be a Belgian for me, but hey its ok A7 A5 F7 P4 Ov14 2.8
Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle @ Aakjærs, Esbjerg. Pours dark unclear brown with a small creamy white head. Spicy and chewy malty. Caramel, berries and anis. Full bodied. Very well balanced and overall great christmas brew! mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
Sterne Bryg 2008 bottle 500ml from Systembolaget Stockholm shared with FatPhil &Anna reddish brown small white head. Kick of hops then sweet malty barley wine like sweet fudge spices . Alcohol comes through sticky mouthfeel . Might be pleasant starter of the heavy Christmas dinner. FatPhil (16896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2009
500ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm) - shared with Mirjukka - thanks!pilsnerrogge (2984) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2009
Rich deep ruby, no head. Pleasantly sweet hoppy and nutty aroma. Sticky slimy
palate - way too sweet. Low carbonation. Soapy taste, and
exceptionally sweet. Not really a beer I want to drink currently, just
too sickly sweet, and with unbalanced metallic and soapy bitterness.
Bottled, label said 8 % ABVoh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2009
Pours deep brownish red with a mid sized head. Fruity currant and anise aroma. Smooth and rounded mouth feel. Flavour is sweet and has notes of anise and red currants.
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013
Bottle (8.0% ABV, thanks omhper!) Deep murky reddish brown colour with mediumsized brown head that leaves slight lace. Aroma is caramel malts, slight roasted notes as well as chocolate and strong licorice. Flavour is bigtime licorice meeting caramel malts, some spices and mild hints of chocolate. A pleasantly balanced beer which would fit a Christmas table very well. 7 4 8 4 16 (Rated March 2009).
BF 2013 (as Herslev Økologisk Stjerne Bryg). Hazy amber colour, not much head. Aroma is star anise, fruits, some caramel and wood. Flavour is star anise, spices, some fruits as well as caramel and mild herbal notes. 7 4 7 3 14.