Hermod (2560) - Vantaa, - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Poured amber color, slightly hazy with a white head. Aroma is weak roasted malt and some sweetness. Flavor similar, caramel and some roastedness. Quite thin, not very exciting IMO.
olio (4804) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101128.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of spices, caramel malts and some fruits. Flavor of fruits, spices, bread and yeast.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark orange color, big head. Mild malty aroma, some fruit too, taste of malts and cinnamon, pine, a bit sweet ending.
laiti (4534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 12.01.2011
Aroma has malt, grain and hints of caramel. Flavour is somewhat malty with berries typical to danish ales. Also hints of toffee, nuts and caramel. Feels English and Danish at the same time. Blah.
Oysteib (80) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Amber color. It calls itself a christmas beer, and as such, was a big surprise. The taste is dominated by sweetness with some sour and very little bitterness. It has aromas of fermented apples, and hints of citrus. All in all, it is reminiscent of a Belgian blond - which is not what is expected from a Norwegian christmas beer.
Cunningham (3650) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Amber colour with an off white head. Mild fruity nose with some sweet malt. Light roasted flavour with some toffe and mild fruit.
Palme (2667) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5l bottle @ the brewpub. This is a near clear light bronze beer with a small light sidesticking off-white head. The aroma is light fruity and kinda mild, but there’s a nice little fruity hint. Not much reminding me of a Christmas beer though? It has a average carbonation level and a light and mild oily to watery mouthfeel. Not much of Christmas flavors either to be honest. It’s quite mild, a little hint of watery fruits and perhaps some really mild grassy tones towards the finish. Really mild and not to exciting, still no off-flavors and not a directly a bad brew - just kinda boring.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Amber color. The aromas of white wine and strawberry. Sweet nutty and honeyish flavor with hints of white wine and raisins. Fizzy palate. Empty taste, like maltiness had been stripped off.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled, rated 2010-12-18) Slightly hazy copper with a smallish, firm head. Sweetish-malty doppelbock nose with a worty feel and some dried fruit. Citrusy-worty, sourish flavor with dull, metallic roughness, and hardly any hops.Quite light body, lots of CO2. Somewhat worty and watery brew, that hardly warms in the wintertime.
TET (1291) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper brown beer with quite big and beige head. Aroma is toffeeish and malty, some berries; quite nice. Lot of carbonation and quite light body. Flavour is slightly roasted, quite dry, some toffee and hint of red currants. This beer is easy to forget, only middle quality.
BeerBaboon (1368) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kuparinen ja hieman samea olut valkoisella vaahdolla. Maltainen, viljainen, hedelmäinen ja hieman karamellinen tuoksu. Pehmeä ja viljainen olut, jossa mausteet tunkevat ainakin itselläni vasta maussa esiin. Valitettavasti maussa on myös tiskivetimäisyyttä. Karkea jälkimaku, jossa kuitenkin myös hedelmiä.