androman (1448) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at home from Biernavigatie.nl. Body is clear orange golden, head is small, off-white, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is citric, caramelish, flavor is grapefruit, caramel, spices, dried fruits, wood, recycled paper, malt. Light sweet, medium bitter, medium umami. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bitter-umami. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Quite easy, quite interesting.
floydian1 (1299) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly no hop monster but still decent orangey citrus and pineapple notes on the nose and tongue. A subtle spicy finish as well. Decent malt backbone and hop bitterness. Medium bodied. ABV well disguised. Dark amber pour, white head. (330ml bottle from DMs with BB 13/8/16).
madquacker (1094) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange depth of colour with low carbonation. Astringent ABV and hops come through. Warmth from the alcohol. A good IPA.
Heidbummer (104) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BD Edinburgh. Pours dark gold with a thin head. Moderate to high carbonation. Not much aroma (hint of pine). Mouthfeel more like a later than full IPA. Nicely bitter, clean finish. Hints of resin, pine, not much citrus. And definitely not much Xmas! Would work well as a hopped up lager more than a seasonal IPA. Still good, but not a "go to".
DerGantzel (261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of fresh hops, citrus, malt and notes of herbs. Pale, clear, not much head. Light-medium sweetness, high bitterness. Average carbonation, medium-full body. Not really a regular Christmas beer!
MGantzel (179) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Denne Hoppy Christmas har et klart gyldent udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har en citrus aroma og smager friskt af citrus og har en bitterhed. En meget frisk juleøl. Medium karbonering.
KeefOz (1405) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
BB 13/08/16. Poured a clear dark golden brown amber with 5mm of beige coloured foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation medium to high and fine to medium. Aroma of nice pine, lots of hops and a possible hint of citrus. Taste of sweet malts followed by nice moderate hops but the hops are not as strong as in the aroma; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Really smooth and soft as the hops bitterness fades away quickly giving a nice, but unusual, low to moderate lingering bitterness on the finish. Good.
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another bottle from Alice! Clear, lightish amber in colour, head pretty much non existent. Big citrus nose, very hoppy! Medium bodied, malty with clean crisp zesty hop flavours, the abv shows itself as the flavours develop on the finish. VERY nice! :)
metalspice (523) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klart lyst brunt med lavt skum. Frisk og fruktig duft med ananas, sitrus og furu. Et lite stikk fra malten i bakgrunnen. Fruktig og frisk i smaken med en avslutning av vanilje. God bitterhet.
scottm2588 (147) - SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brewdog, Doghouse. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, piney. Taste is citrus, mango, pine, slight caramel. Nice and hoppy.