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Harboe Bjørnebryg (Bear Beer) - Harboes Bryggeri A/S

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2002

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 18
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3.35/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Format: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a pretty ordinary macro label.

Appearance: pours out pale yellow in colour with a mass of carbonation. A flaccid head pops up to a fluffing finger before frittering away to virtually nothing. Not a good sign.

Aroma: not much here at all - there are some corn adjuncts and a touch of awkward hops. Not brilliant.

Taste: again those corn adjuncts without much backing it up at all. It's drinkable, but that's about it.

Aftertaste: awkward bitterness from the corn and hops. Not a great beer.

Mouth feel: light in body with a chunky carbonation that somehow manages not to bring any decent flavours forward. I think this beer is simply too adjunct-forward.

Overall: not a great lager at all. Way too adjunct-forward without much to back it up at all. I'll avoid this one in the future.

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Experienced in : Manila
Appealing to me : smooth texture
Less appealing to me : less foam and a little sweet

I am neutral on this beer.

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +22%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of FLima
3.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bright golden color with a thin head.
Aroma of malt, vanilla, faint smell of hops. Closer to an adjunct lager, though they use just malted barley.
Refreshing taste, malt sweetness and light bitterness from grassy hops, a bit flowery. Mildly dry aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation.
Good as a session beer, harder to get any smoother and without all the adjunct lagers flaws. Excellent thirst quencher.

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of xylophonica
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Note: this beer actually lists the alcohol content at 5%

A - Pale golden colour with some carbonation bubbles. Very little head on top.

S - Crisp malts and cereal. There's also something in the realm of wood-chips and a bit of cheese.

T - Very mild with a sweet almost honey-like flavour. As with the aroma there's plenty of crisp cereal flavours here with some sweetish malt to back it up. The cheesy flavours come through in the after-taste.

M - Low carbonation, very little activity at all - quite mellow.

O - Not the most complex beer I've ever consumed.. A simple working-man's beer - reminds me somewhat of Warsteiner due to the mild honey flavouring; although it's much more prominent in that beer. If you're stuck in Denmark head for the Elephant.

Photo of tubacharlie
2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A thin white head is all that emerges from a pretty strong pour. Quickly receding, a skim of foam remains and is replenished by random bubbles rising through the clear yellow beer.

It has the typical metallic, somewhat stale, dirty laundry aroma common in many Euro beers, either from the minerals in the water or a long, unrefrigerated ocean voyage. Whatever the reason, it usually precedes a mediocre offering. This beer is no exception.

While it does offer a decent hop profile, the malt is a little weak, with white bread and biscuit flavors. Probably a good session beer when in Denmark, but this bottle does not seem to have made the journey well.

Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.47/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pale golden color with a white head that quickly vanishes

smells malty and sweet- a bit like honey perhaps- and a bit like wet newspaper

tastes like a pale lager should. a bit of sweet malts and thats about it. no hops detected. but, it did not have much of an import taste so that is a plus

really similar to Carlsberg- maybe it is Denmark? anyway, I think I like this one a bit better. tasted really great after a long jog

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Harboe Bjørnebryg (Bear Beer) from Harboes Bryggeri A/S
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