mikkellund42 (429) - Vejle, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, apples, green raisins, rye bread, butterscotch and sour dough. Taste is light bitter and light acidic. Body is watery and quenching with good carbonation. Finish is medium long and dry with notes of fruit, wine, malt and cereal.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I liked this although I have to say that it tasted very much like a standard winter bitter. Not sure it reminded me of Christmas, it’s not very exciting or plum pudding or anything. A good medium bodied medium flavoured medium bitter beer.
Benfi (406) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a clear, dark brown color with a two finger off white head that fell to a thin line. Lots of caramel, malty aroma with a hint of spices and raisin. Taste is milder than the aroma with sweet caramel malts on the front, along with holiday spices and dark fruits.
BoltonDK (419) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Nice esb aroma with notes of anis ?
Clear dark amber small white head.
Medium body, you can taste the goldings hops.
Bolton Brew Rocks !!
TorbenH (745) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
amber, clear, minimal head, tan foam, caramel, roasty, toast, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Bamsen78 (1956) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper brown with an airy, slightly tan head. Clear aroma of malt, hop, and fruit. Light taste of malt and fruit. Watery. Leaves a bitter, dry aftertaste. Nothing particularly impressive. Just boring.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mid orange brown coloured beer with a thin off white coloured head. Sweet roasted malt aroma, some fruity hop elements. Bittersweet in the mouth, dry, roast malt flavour, some bittersweet caramel and chocolate notes. Bitter in the finish.
jamesie1857 (1092) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden/amber with a frothy beige head. Good lacing. Malty aroma with a touch of molasses. Hops in the background and a metallic overtone. Dusty and remotely wooden notes as it warms. Flavour is sweetish, a bit tart, bitter and malty, with a metallic note and notes of citrus hops. Fruity notes as it warms. Tart, bitter finish with a remote milky note. Lingering dryness, with a slightly grassy note. Overall okay, although a bit unmemorable. Also, the bitterness is a wee bit intrusive. Still, way better than my last encounter with this beer, and also somewhat different it seems. 26.07.12.
Old rating: 3 / 4 / 4 / 3 / 8.
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber-brown with a frothy beige head. Weird sweet aroma. Malts obviously, but with a strange off-note; creamy, but not really creamy; vegetables, but not really vegetables; spicy, but not really spicy. But never-the-less, not particularly good. Flavour is preeeetty much the same, although with the malt being more outspoken and with a lot of caramel. A bit cloying. Notes of fruit as it warms. Caramel finish with notes of hay. 09-12-08.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle pours a dull clear deep copper with weak sort of dark tan head. The aroma offers up small wickets of caramel candy, caramel malts, a bit of brown sugar covered cherries, red apples and earthy fig notes. The taste has a fairly thin body that unwraps notes of sweet caramel malts, a bit of chocolate malts and then rolling into a pleasing malty to dark fruity estery earthiness. It ends with the addition of a faint roasted maltiness and mineral water notes. Pretty nice.