Borup (4480) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark red browen colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, spice, caramel, licorice, yeast and alcohol.
larsniclas (5216) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled at ekstedt dec-11
Loads of piney resin.
Too much spicies and heather.
Palme (2724) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle from #201. It pours a deep dark plum-red/brown almost murky body with a quickly fading and sidesticking off-white head. Smells really lovely. Dried figs, caramel, chocolate paper, dark malts, a herbal tone as well and something reminding me of lavender and sweet ripe fruit. Quite elegant and definitely worthy such a honorable name as the almighty and generous Secret Santa. Yupp, it’s quite far out there on the sticky sweet side on the flavor, but never cloying or anything like that. Lots of raisins, oxidization, figs and sweet dates in the taste! Yeah, this is just how I like em’. Candy sweetness, some fennel seed like spiciness and a little subtle alcohol well integrated in all the other flavors. Really tasty, and as mentioned before a well worthy ale bearing the Secret Santa name. 31.08.2012
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a more or less clear body, brown in color, and topped by a small, beige head. The aroma is quite spiced, with caramel, dried fruits and a touch of roasted malts. Spiced flavor too, with caramel, roasted malts, dried fruits and some cocoa it seems. Full-bodied, lighlty warming and pleasantly carbonated. Bitter, warming and lighlty sweet and spiced finish. A fine beer, but a bit spiced and warming maybe. 120302
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Barley wine, Copenhagen. Hazy reddish brown color. Sweet aromas of raisins, almonds, tart citrus and oak. Initially sweet taste which soon turns into wood and tart citrusy pine. Then comes raisins, prunes and worty toffee. Very full body, but not so sweet as fullness would suggest. A very slow sipper, perhaps it’s the wood and piney tartness which slows me down.
gunnfryd (9383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is anise, alcohol, sugar, caramel. flavour is anise, alcohol, caramel, licorice, sugar, yeast, dried fruits. Full body. Nice beer.
RasmusOtt (919) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours redish amber with a beige head. Aroma is grapes, spruce, sweeter fruits, medicin, sweet spices, caramel, candy and belgian yeast esters. Taste is candy, vanilla, spice, sourish fruits, grapes and belgian yeast touch here aswell.
phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 cl. Amber red pour, off white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, a strong red grape juice aroma, weird berries, red currants, sugary tea, gin, glögg, a hint of brettanomyces. Taste is sweet, malty, notes of berries, glögg, a sourish after taste, very sweet and cloying. Scrolled past.
maneliquor (2295) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Wasn’t really a fan of this one. Pours dull orange with no head whatsoever. Nose resembled a mix of fruit juice and christmas cake. Loads of passionfruit juice, orange zest and sticky chrismas cake notes in the taste. Quite sweet and doesn’t flow too well. Not my kind of beer
Lilja (1236) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doft av äppeljuice, såpa och gran. Smak av grannskott och kåda, syrlig och söt med en tydlig beska. 6p+ av 10 vid Julölsprovningen 2011.