Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tasting Notes: Carlsberg Jacobsen Dark Lager

Brewer: Carlsberg
Poured: June 2007
ABV: 5.8%

My wife has a soft spot for Carlsberg so when I saw this interesting looking offering from Denmark, I picked it up.

This one pours somewhere between a dark amber and light brown with a frothy tan head that leaves intricate lacing. Rich caramel malt in the nose. A very sweet caramel maltiness in the mouth infused with a fruitiness that you don't typically find in German-style dark lagers. It's lightly crisp in the mouth with a faint noble hop flavor in the finish.

Imported dark lagers don't hold up well and tend not to be fresh by the time they get to our shores (my opinion) but this one held up well and is a good choice when looking for a dark lager.

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