Brewed by Holbæk Bryghus
Style: English Pale Ale
Holbæk, Denmark
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Editor's note: This beer was formerly known as Holbæk IPA.
The bottled version has been brewed at Herslev Bryghus and holds 6.5% ABV.

Danish: Lys, frugtig ale efter engelsk forbillede med masser af smag fra Marris Otter malten og den originale Whitbread gær. Duften er krydret med Saazer humle, og den fyldige øl har tydelig humlekarakter.

English: A light, fruity English inspired ale with lots of flavour from the Marris Otter malts and the original Whitbread yeast. The aroma is spiced with Saazer hops and the full-bodied beer has a distinct hop character.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (12006) - Tromsø, - JUN 11, 2013
Sampled on a Saturday eve at Ølfestival København 2013. Clear golden body, good lacing down the glass. Pale malty aroma with lighter notes of caramel. Bready malts together sweet fruity hops, as well as some kind of wheat. Finish off with a little spiced bitterness. Medium to thin bodied. Average (Copenhagen 25.05.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StoutHead (958) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. Fresh aroma of malt, yeast and hops. Taste is of malt, hops, bread, citrus and yeast. Sweet but with a slightly citric finish. Body is above average and carbonation is high. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (16445) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
Foodfestival, 2014. Slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hop and a little butter. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little butter, medium sweet, little grass and a little bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jensgam (159) - , DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is yeasty with some spizy hop character. Flavour is malty with notes of caramel. Hops are spizy and phenolic. Seems a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1866) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2013
Slightly hazy, pale golden body with a large, creamy, off-white, long-lived head that reduces to a everlasting layer that laces the glass very well. The aroma is quite strong and is nothing close to an English pale ale at all! In a blind test I would have sworn that this is a Belgian golden strong ale! It’s spicy, floral, yeasty (again, Belgian, which I understand is completely wrong), dry and with notes of honey. The strange thing is that it tastes like a Belgian golden strong ale as well, with flavours following the aroma, but with a tad too much alcohol. The taste is light sweet with a rather long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, dry texture, quite lively carbonation. I lovely beer, too bad I’ve got it completely wrong. About time to cut down on the painkillers, I think.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 17 months before BB date, from SuperBrugsen Nykøbing Sj., Denmark]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rasmus40 (19164) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
DØE. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, berries and yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Watery and unclean. 250513

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at Valhal Beerfest 2013. Clear golden - white head. Toasted, light hoppy, fruity notes, grassy, amber malts, buttery fatness, light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (20063) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at Danske Ølentusiasters Ølfestival 2012, Copenhagen
Muddy blond color. Uninviting baking yeast smell. Dry mouthfeel, with very yeasty flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (15407) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle. Fruity aroma. Hazy yellow colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is fruity. Not clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, grass, mild citrusy notes as well as some slight notes of yeast. Flavour is bready malts, some grass, wood and mild yeasty and berryish notes.

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