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Dark Horse - Ørbæk Bryggeri

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 3
Avg: 2.93
pDev: 7.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Ørbæk Bryggeri
Denmark | website

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jredner on 11-16-2006

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3.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass from a 50cl bottle.

A: Chestnut brown with a nice white foamy head. Not really that dark...more like a nut brown ale appearance than a schwarzbier. Head fizzles out after a few moments leaving a thin white layer of foam. Moderate stickage to the glass.

S: Hard to describe. Rather unremarkable as nothing really stands out. Kind of a generic lager scent. Maybe a faint hint of apricots. I'm grasping for straws here.

T: Better than the smell suggests. Rather mellow with some noticeable malt flavors. Hint of toffy or slight caramel flavors. Has somewhat of a nutty/dried fruit character as well. As I get a little further into this one, it's starting to grow on me somewhat.

M: Very smooth and easy drinking. A plus mouthfeel.

D: Well, not the best, but not the worst either. It's easy drinking. I could easily go for a couple and would order one if available at a bar/restaurant. Probably would not go out of my way to find it. But, overall a quality offering.

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Photo of Jredner
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

50 cl bottle courtesy of Papsoe. Aroma is sweet malts with an off putting stale/dusty note and some cabbage and steamed vegetables. Dark brown/amber...not quite the nearly black of most Schwarzbiers. The head is thin, tan and fades at a medium pace. Tastes a little better than I expected from the aroma. Sweet malt, but it is again slightly vegetal like carrot bread. Fairly smooth malt profile and low bitterness, but the wrong flavor profile for the style and not really a flavor I’d be giddy about in any beer....might make for a good bread mix though.

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Dark Horse from Ørbæk Bryggeri
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