Ale Nr. 16 | Bryggeriet Refsvindinge

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Ale Nr. 16Ale Nr. 16

Brewed by:
Bryggeriet Refsvindinge

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in 1995.

Added by bark on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of braican
2.87/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviews are all over the lot. I found this a well-balanced ale and would have it again if I am in Copenhagen more than once.

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Photo of KennethBlomqvist
2.08/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

AZ Ale Nr 16 in a can is one those beers that you look at once and get a bad feeling- Didn't like at all and had to flush away the taste with another brand just to forget this asap.

Look: Brownish with a green hint
Smell: Sligthly spice fruity
Taste: The firts was OK but then it had a strange lingering taste that spoiled everything
Feel: The whole concept of this ale was quick and easy mass production ale with no specific direction

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Photo of christinelovesbeer
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bruceb
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Satyr179
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev +8%

2.26/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle. IPA Punk Pokal glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Greenish brown –artificial tint?- headed by white, close, fairly lasting froth. Smells as an Industrial Dunkel lager with slightly metallic hues. Toasted malt, low bitter, flavor with caramel & cask wood hues is ruined by metal & harsh grain. Medium body, heavy carbonation. Bland mouthfeel & fat drinkability.

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Photo of GrahamBJ
4.08/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

While walking through Copenhagen on on our way to Christiania, we were getting very parched and decided to stop at a bar (Sofie Kaelderen) that had tables along a lovely canal.

We saw the man next to us drinking this beer and asked the barmaid to bring us one too. Maybe it was the long walk or the heat but this beer went down very nicely.

The beer is a dark mahogany brown and created a rich 3 finger head on my glass.

The smell was a bit nutty/fruity and hoppy.

The taste was pleasant and clean that started off dry and finished with a bit of the nutty/fruity flavor present in the smell.

The mouthfeel was crisper than expected from the color. Not too thick but not watery either.

Drinkability - Very drinkable! Again, maybe it was the walking or the heat or the lovely canal-front seats but I could have stayed and drunk a few more. I finished mine and then another and wanted more but time was pressing so we moved on. I will be looking for this beer but I doubt I will find it here in California. If you have the chance, give this beer a try. I do not think you will be disappointed.

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Photo of smcreator
3.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden red/brown with one finger sustained head and moderate lacing.
S: Medium smell of a hop blend.
T: Blanched flavor starts with hops and ends with a mild malt aftertaste.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation and a slight film on tongue.
D: Very flavorful and balanced overall.

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Photo of bark
3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Ingredients: Malt and hops, top fermenting yeast. Additives: Colouring matter (caramel), carbon dioxide and antioxidant (ascorbic acid). It doesn’t really sound too well, does it?

The colour is dark amber/copper; the high airy foam is quite firm and it slowly sinks down leaving some lacing.

The smell is strong. Fruity malts, some bitter-dry notes and a slight spicy (black pepper?) flavour.

The taste is a little roasted with an interesting woody flavour (like it had been matured in wooden casks). A quickly passing earthy flavour is replaced by some nutty malt. The aftertaste is shorter than expected, there are however some malty flavours with a hint of apricots. The bitterness is present, but not much more.

The carbonation is strong, more like a Vienna lager than an English ale: Medium bubbles.

An odd beer, more like "a major lager brewery trying to produce an ale" than "an ale from a micro brewery".

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Photo of Sigmund
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, bought in Vinens Verden, Odense, Denmark. An ale based on pilsener malts, with artificial colouring, hmmm? Filtered and pasteurised. Pours with a beautiful chestnut colour, with a good creamy tan head. Nice malty aroma with notes of caramel, oak and dried fruits, hints of roastiness and tobacco. Flavour is malty sweet with caramel, one-dimensional, minimal bitterness. Smooth and mellow, I expected something better than this.

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Ale Nr. 16 from Bryggeriet Refsvindinge
3.24 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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