Holmen1 (2687) - Stavanger, - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinals juleølsmaking nov-12: flott skum, herlig aroma av malt, julekrydder, litt lakris og humle. Fyldig, deilig smak, og selv om avslutningen var en anelse vandig ble dette et av høydepunktene denne kvelden.
Gaultier (439) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Nedre Mölla 17/11-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Christmas spices, fruity, notes of caramel. Taste: Christmas spices, fruity. Body is medium, the finish is medium dry and medium bitter with notes of christmas spices.
BeerFunGuy (708) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This special ale is easy drinking. Merry Christmas happy new year 2014. If I drink a few more of these it it'll make for a very happy night even though Christmas is a little ways away still.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blogmeabeer (11) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Season 2014/15 version. Dark brown. Tan head. Interesting aromas, juniper, spruce lingering above a kola induced malt. Medium bodied, medium bitterness, slight sweetness. Hints of juniper and spruce. Fresh yet dark enough to fit the season. Interesting, with a lot of taste going on!
alkolas510 (684) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Svart med litet ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar lite juligt med inslag av enbär!? Ok men inte mer
BMA (197) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper color. Beige head. Medium to thin body. Dry, some bitterness. Some odd aroma I can’t really define. Malty taste.
AndresTM (319) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours like a coke in color, with a handsome, frothy, quarter-inch head. It smells like Christmas in a bottle: eggnog, fruitcake, allspice, nutmeg, and vanilla curd are complemented by piney, herbal hops. Very inviting. The mouthfeel is medium to light, velvety with adequate carbonation. The taste is primarily bitter from the hops, with a spicy, orange-pelt sweetness rounding it out towards the end. It’s good, but it does not deliver on the promises the nose made. I generally like my Christmas-season beers a lot stronger, darker, stickier, and sweeter, but I enjoyed this.
Ktwse (2158) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep dark brown with a finger of light tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, light citrus, light butterscotch, not very Christmas-y but nice. Taste is light to medium sweet with quite heavy burnt butter flavors, especially in the lingering finish. Light body with soft carbonation.
HULK777 (401) - - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gingerbread aroma. Gingerbread spice taste, with hints of satsuma orange. Lots of wort flavored bread also. Quite dry. Heaps of Christmas in this bottle.
tightslice (232) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Format: Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA
Aroma: Cloves, cinnamon, burnt sugar, light pine
Taste: Mild sweetness up front, then earthy hops and a tangy sweetness left in the mouth
Palate: Tingly carbonation, light body
Overall: A solid option for those who enjoy the seasonal autumn / pumpkin beers
SamTheBarrel (486) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml brown Christmas 2014 themed bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque nearly dark nearly black copper colour with a medium sized beige frothy head, that reduced fast leaving some lacing. Aroma of caramel, spices . Flavours of caramel, spices, herbs and syrup loaf. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. A good Christmas beer, perfect level of sweetness and a pleasant mix of flavours.