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Semper Ardens Abbey Ale - Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 21.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: rastaman on 06-04-2003)
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bark

Sweden

2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The colour is red-brown; the liquid clear (it is bottle conditioned). The two finger head sinks down quickly, leaving minimal lacing and a thin ring.

The smell is sweet with lots of dried fruits;, apricot jam, caramel, some yeast and sour notes of wheat and wax candles. It smells Belgian, all right. It could be a bit more complex, though.

The taste is unbalanced and a bit chemical; some notes of fruit esters passes by, leaving a rather dry bitter flavour of yeast, hops, sweet raisins and some lightly matured wine-like flavours.

The carbonation is quite strong with small bubbles. The liquid is a bit thinner than the style description implies.

The least interesting one among the Semper Ardens beers that I have had.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2007 18:48:49 | More by bark
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GreenCard

Oregon

2.58/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: ruddy brown, slightly hazy, medium layer of tan spongey head, somewhat poor head retention

Aroma: malty sweetness, hint of roots, licorice, clove, herbal hops, a little alcohol

Flavor: quite dry malt back bone, bubblegum, metal, spices, dark bread, vegetal hop flavor, some alcohol, finishes dryish with a yeasty, vegetal afteraste

Mouthfeel: medium body, zesty carbonation, a bit minerally, lots of alcohol warmth

Other comments: Somewhat disappointing especially in comparison with the others in the Semper Ardens range. 'Spose it's not the easiest to make a good Abbey beer. And I 'spose when you absolutely love Belgian beer and have lived in Brussels for a year, one's standards might be a little higher. I don't know.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2005 15:24:58 | More by GreenCard
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Sigmund

Norway

4.22/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(700 ml bottle, bought in Denmark). Copper colour, slightly hazy, moderate head that doesn’t last very long. Lovely aroma of dark fruits and spices. Malty and slightly spicy flavour, could have been more complex but is still very good. Pleasant aftertaste. They have used Saazer hops for this beer, nothing wrong with that, but additional hop varieties would probably have brought the beer closer to "perfect". Still, quality is of course lightyears ahead of what most people know as "Carlsberg".

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2004 21:01:24 | More by Sigmund
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Carlsberg make this? this is the best from Carlsberg, without a doubt, well balanced and tasty, a slightly lighter version and less assertive of a Belgian Dubbel. Some caramel, light chocolate, with some soft spices. Nice soft mouthfeel, i still can't belive Carlsberg make this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2003 16:52:39 | More by rastaman
Semper Ardens Abbey Ale from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
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