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Stjerne Bryg (8%)
- Herslev Bryghus
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Brewed with six different malts, hops, star anise and coriander.
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Some information from the bottle (Stjerne Bryg -- Julen 2010): .5l bottle at 8% ABV, Bryg nr. 379, M.h.t. 01.04.12. Poured into an imperial pint glass. Comes out a very cloudy brown with a nice foam head of at least 2 fingers. Creamy white head gradually recedes somewhat. Cannot see anything through the glass--opaque. Nice lacing on the sides.
Upon smelling the beer, i can detect what seems like an aroma of cherries, spice in the form of coriander, and some sweet malts. Also features a little bit of that grassy hop smell. Smelling again, I think there are traces of dark chocolate that melds with the cherry smell.
Moving to the taste, very interesting. Definitely comes across as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale in terms of style. All sorts of tastes swirling around in this beer. The mild cherry taste is there, as well as coriander, a slight citrus/orange peel taste, and some sweet caramel with dark chocolate bitterness. Finally, I can detect the anise that leaves a touch of licorice flavor.
Mouthfeel is quite nicely balanced. A little zing from the carbonation breaks up an otherwise exceptionally smooth feel. Also, definitely feels like a substantial brew. Nice viscosity to it. The alcohol at 8% is hidden pretty well. While present in the background, it's not knocking at the door. Overall a great special holiday beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2010 20:40:22 |
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