At the age of 24 J.C. Jacobsen starts the brewery Carlsberg in 1847 on Valby bakke. In the pursuit of brewing the best beer he develops breakthrough methods for refining the yeast in his laboratory. In 2005 the Carlsberg group opens up a small experimental brewery in the old original buildings used by J.C. Jacobsen, a small brewery made to experiment with developing new types of beer.
I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the price of 4 Euro for a 750 ml bottle with a strenght of 6,3%.
The beautiful red colour is as described when it is poured into the glass.
The head quickly disappears into almost nothing and it is hardly a cream like foam as the label promisses.
The aroma is revealing notes from the hops and is generally inviting.
The taste starts out with a fresh bitternes sprinkling the tongue, light caramel aftertaste that resembles candy on wooden sticks. The high alcohol percentage can be a little too dominating.
The label uses words like it was a french wine taster describing it, I have no desire to see this trend to spread to beers too.
Overall rating 72 / 100