joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells like the food i used to feed my cats (tender vittles..) taste the same as it smells,,tender vittles, tender vittles, tender vittles.......
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first taste seemed like a Vienna, but as it warmed, it was sweeter and maltier, like a bock. Had some fruity notes (raisins) and a little nutty.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a decent beer, but didnt make me think of a Vienna. Sweet on the tongue and almost wood like. Not their best.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I tried a the stronger version of this beer a little past its prime, but it was still a nice beer. Not really a bock or an Festbier but in that general catagory. Medium copper with a touch of simple sweet caramel and low hop character.
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Typical norwegian christmas beer. Could need a little more of everything, but a nice beer.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark looking beer with tan head. i liked the sweet aroma...very different. flavor was strong malty/nutty....very unique. i'd try it again!
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet with dark fruit. medium red / brown in color. little hopping. not much malt - but not really thin either. reminds me of their aass bock. a different spin on the winter beer style - I like it - but it needs to be stronger.
Lambister (126) - FINLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl can. Superb look of dark red with hints of brown. Has small white head. Pretty neutral nose. Has aromas of caramel but sweetness is not all over other aromas. Nice crispness although carbonation is pretty low, longer after taste would be beneficial to brew. Still a good one.
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Aroma of roasted malt with some caramel notes. A bit metallic. Nice dark amber color body with an off-white head. Medium sweet taste with a light bitter ending.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the first christmas beers i tried in the early 90s it seems to be the same and still has those flovors that seem difficult to achive by just using malt. i miss the old labels with santa skating with a barrel under his arm