Stjerne Bryg (8%) | Herslev Bryghus

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Brewed by:
Herslev Bryghus

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with six different malts, hops, star anise and coriander.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of Sigmund
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, Christmas 2010, brew #379, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 8.0%. Ingredients include barley malts, wheat malts (6 different malts, the base malt grown in the brewery’s own field), cane sugar, Belgian ale yeast, aniseed, coriander and 2 American hops. Dark brown colour, slightly hazy, big and lasting beige head. Moderate aroma, notes of malts, caramel, anise and coriander. Full and rich mouthfeel. Malty flavour, medium+ sweetness, caramel, distinct notes of anise, subdued hops. I am not a fan of anise, but this beer is not too bad.

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Photo of JohnnyP3
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Stjerne Bryg (8%) from Herslev Bryghus
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 3 ratings