Nordcore (1498) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle 50 cl. Dark brown, clear with medium light brown head. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malt, dark fruit and spices. Light bitter with a warm liquorice and roasted end. Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Draft @ Brewpub København. Very spicy nose with notes of anise and mint. Hazy dark crimson body with a small white head. Light sweetness in the flavor with spicy notes, especially anise. Just a tad too boring IMO. BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2007
A nice sweet beer with lots of spices. Sweet, maybe too sweet for ½ a liter, but good in small doses. A truely christmasbeer! henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
Murky brown body, small beige head; Not to big a nose, fruity malty, nothing special; Huge carbonation that is quite sharp, a little bitter; Bitter warm finish, with some pine and some hop. Unbalanced and unclear. flemmingwillum (1206) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2011
Rating #647, medbragt til juleølsmagning 2011 af Martin Skov
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
En tur i Toft Vin Islands Brygge velsignede os med dette bryg. Egentlig var julebryggene ikke kommet på hylderne endnu, men Herslev Stjerne Bryg blev anbefalet og fundet frem fra baglokalet. Vi taler om en helt mudret øl som nærmest er gråbrun, og skummet lå også ganske fint. Duften er krydret og der er både bær og gær at finde. Smagen er mere kompleks end noget hidtil denne aften; bl.a. findes koriander, citrus, anis, og en del sødme fra malt og gær; alkoholen tydes kun svagt i baggrunden. Gennemsnitlig tyngde og tykkelse, men bestemt en fin julebryg.
Moderate malty aroma. Large, frothy, oof-white head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear, red brown body. Moderate sweet flavor. Medium palate. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2005
Bottle. Murky dark brown with small lasting head. Spices, honey, blue berries, sweet liqourice and yeast in a deliscious, complex blend. Full boided with a velvety mouthfeel. More please. turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2006
Pours a dark brown with hardly any head. Heavily spiced aroma. Also quite unilaterally spiced flavour, almost too much to drink. Would be good to pour into a beef stew. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Body is a very cloudy, muddy brown with yellow and tan swirls, totally opaque. A thin, dirty tan head slowly and mostly recedes. Odd in appearance, but looks hearty and well crafted nonetheless. The aroma is startling. Mustard greens, dried cherries, olive tapenade, moderate alcohol. Bold yeastiness with a dash of funk noted. Star anise, dates and other dark and dense earthy-type fruits are also noted, a touch of apricot. This gets stranger with each whiff. There is a good amount of toasted grains present which bring some balance to an otherwise off-kilter nose. Sharp caramel and tart yeast are noticed first in the flavor. Is this a conglomeration of the previously sensed nuances in the nose, or did De Dolle get a hold of this recipe and blend it with a Danish barleywine? This is wacky. Alcohol is everpresent in the flavor, drying the mouth out late after each sip. Stale lemony acidity is a prelude to a syrupy finish, which is quite dry but is also fully sticky. Light to medium in carbonation, medium-full bodied. Yet another unique beer from Herslev, I dig this brewery.
One extra point given to the overall score for incredible uniqueness employed while maintaining good general drinkability. rane (1060) - Nibe, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with pale brown head. Aroma sweet dried fruits, staranise can be detected. Taste sweet dried fruits, dates, some hopp bitterness, quite sweet. Delicious for sipping and a great christmas beer .