Meilby (5576) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cinnamon and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Dedollewaitor (13028) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Caramel, cardemum and div. spices. Good maltyness and a bit of hops beneath - some notes of peach. Medium bodied.
Rasmus40 (8926) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 160213
chrisv10 (9454) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, christmas spices and dark fruits. Flavour is malt, yeast, christmas spices, medium sweet, little over carbonated, hop, berries and a little bitter.
yespr (28756) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown to orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, light toasted and spiced. Toasted malty, nutmeg like, cinnemon and cardemomme. Bitter, spiced and medium dry toasted malty finish.
saxo (12798) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, xmas spices, vegetables, malt and hops.
azlondon (1250) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of and shared with Nordcore:
Appearance: Dark brown, cloudy, some tan head.
Aroma: Hops, roasted, some fruit.
Taste: Dark fruit, dark malt and slightly smoked.
Info: 500ml bottle, 27/12-2012
yngwie (11782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a clear, chestnut colored body and a nice, dense, off-white head. The aroma has a faint roasted note, as well as nuts, caramel and a hint of dried fruits. There’s not much spice aromas or flavors, which puzzles me a bit, I remember to have read there should be. Anyway, it’s a quite tasteful beer, at least considering the low ABV. Caramel, nuts, dried figs and apricots, a hint of yeast and roasted malts, and some balancing bitterness. It’s quite dry on the palate, with good carbonation. Medium to full body. The finish has something resembling cardamom, as well as the flavors found initially. Overall, a very nice grocery store strength Christmas beer, glad I found some more bottles of it.
Correction: The yeast and cardamom aroma came from my bun baking activity, not from the beer. How silly is that... 130129
ElDesmadre (1204) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle traded with Cunningham. What an underrated gem this is! Greyish brown with a nice, frothy head. Tart, fruity aroma of berries, some resiny notes, a bit dark malt and anise. Nice spicy note going extremely well with the sharpish berry fruitiness. Rather dry taste, balanced by a very creamy mouthfeel - the carbonation expands this beer Duvel-style while drinking. Light tart berry flavour, a subtle resiny bitterness and a spicy-tart finish. Complex and an easy drinker at once. Lovely!
Beer4000 (4119) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. A nice amber body with a big beige head. Pleasant malt aroma with just a faint hint of spices and yeast. Not a strong aroma at all but it feels pleasant and gives certain expectations. As expected no strong flavors here, but a really fine balance in flavors. It feels refreshing with fruit, malt, some brown sugar and yeast. The balance, the brown sugar and the fruity yeast gives me a feeling of a Belgium inspired brown ale. Medium body and pleasant in aftertaste as well. A really nice seasonally beer at grosery strength. A big improvement.