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Brewed by Husbryggeriet Jacobsen (Carlsberg)
Style: Brown Ale
Valby, Denmark

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Danish: Denne Ale har hentet sin inspiration fra den engelske brown ale-stil, og øllen har en frugtig karakter. Smagen er kompleks og med spændende ristede noter. Den dybe brune farve minder om mahogni. Skal man beskrive duften, må vi til vinens verden, hvor den minder om Sauvignon Blanc-druen.

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3.4
SVD (2265) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2018
Tap at Old English Pub, CPH, Brown reddish beer, small head. Aroma is not much, some malt. Taste is malt, caramel, sweet, some roastyness, bitter dry, some sweetness in the end. Ok

3.6
pleispleis (218) - Maccagno, ITALY - DEC 30, 2017
bottiglia 33 cl, schiuma fine beige media media persistenza, color mogano intenso limpido, al naso malto spezie prugna sciroppata zucchero di canna uvetta, in bocca malto caramello zucchero di canna uvetta, carbonatazione piatta, corpo rotondo, oily, amaro leggero con buon dolce nel finale. Non male. 30.12.17

3.3
jbengtsson (7) - - DEC 20, 2017 does not count
Rigtig flot farve, den har en del sødme, bedre end middelklassen, men kan ikke være med på toppen, rigtig god til prisen ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
DavidSvinth (371) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 Lige ud af landevejen. Smager af Brown Ale. Ikke noget dårligt, men heller ikke noget, der får mig op at ringe.

2.1
cadaveron (14) - - NOV 9, 2017
Lidt for gennemsnitlig. Den mangler lidt pow effekt. Men en øl som de fleste kan drikke ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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k_gadeberg (250) - �rhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2017
On tap @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood. Pours clear golden, with small head. Scent is wine-ish. Sour/sweet. The taste is horrible, but drinkable. It's sweet, thin wine. Notes of caramel, but also something strong alcoholic.

2.4
Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2017
New English style brown 'ale' (or so it is sold) from a 75 cl bottle with crown cap, bought at a Delhaize supermarket. Medium thick, lightly lacing, creamy, egg-white, fairly dense head slowly dissolving in the middle and all but vanishing in the end, over a cristal clear, ruddy bronze beer with coppery hue. Aroma immediately breathes that 'freshly ironed cloth'-like smell of pasteurization, quite heavily weighing on impressions of hazelnut shells, iron (and not in a very natural way), hardened butterscotch but less sweet, minerals, toasted white bread, canned corn, dried apple peel, industrial caramel sauce, dried out tea bags, wet dog, very old dusty peanuts. Very spritzy onset, minerally and souring (over)carbonation, very low in esters, just some basic 'malt fruitiness' vaguely reminiscent of fried apple peel but not much else, subdued sweetishness with a dull sourish edge, some residual brown sugariness but superficially so with no stickiness whatsoever. Stings of numbing carbonation continue over a slick, bit resiny, rather thin, superficially butterscotch-like malt body with sweetish corn-like edges - feeling like a strongish pale lager blatantly simply coloured and flavoured with syrup, which is probably close to the truth. Does develop a bittering toasty edge towards the end (in a notably unrefined, if not harsh way), as well as a hint of a more spicy, 'dried' floral hop bitterness; minerals keep lingering and that 'hot cloth'-like pasteurization effect creeps up retronasally alongside the dried flower-like hop accents. Ends with the same very simple toasted bitterish maltiness and ongoing, quite burp-inducing overcarbonation, and feels a bit thin in the end for a 6% ABV beer; the bitterness - or anything else in this beer, for that matter - does not feel natural at all and acquires an almost plastic-like, 'chemical' quality in the end. I have encountered strongish lagers disguising as dubbels (see the current Leffe Brune), tripels (see the current Grimbergen Tripel) and probably a few other styles, but never as an Anglo-Saxon brown ale - which this beer very clearly is not: this is your ordinary, admittedly above-average-strength generic Dunkel, basically a pimped and syrup-coloured version cast from the old industrial Carlsberg lager mold. I can imagine the unassuming Belgian consumer hesitatingly buying this at the supermarket - and discarding it as being not all too pleasant, thinking this is what English (or even American) brown ale is supposed to be. Another case of mass-marketed, cheaply made foolery, a crime these macro breweries excel at. Avoid, though admittedly Carlsberg has committed worse crimes than this. Probably the most fake brown ale in the world - but as said above, this is more likely a cheap lager of sorts than any kind of 'real' ale ('real' in the literal, so non-CAMRA sense of the word).

2.5
Kronhjort1996 (110) - Århus C, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2017
Let rustede noter af malt, duften er den samme. Simpelt udtryk, brun som forventet, medium skum. light sweetness, lightly bitter, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Gennemsnitlig brown ale, men sikker

2.8
heno (82) - - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2017 Bottle. Clear, dark amber color and short head. Roasted malts and caramel notes. Medium but prominent bitterness.

3.3
Wixie (694) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2017
Semi hazy brown liquid, hardly any head. Sweet aroma of malt. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sweet, with hints of iron.


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