Meilby (6345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
[Trade by Dedollewaitor] Pours dark reddis brown with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, ginger and cinnemon?. Taste is light sweet with an average spicy finish. Body is light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks good, dark brown, almost black and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is heavy spicy, cinnamon. Flavor is even more spicý, too much, like soap. Not good.
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
They are right. After this there is no Santa. They just killed him! This is herbal spicy hell on bottle. In pours Black with a fluffy big off white head. The aroma is cinnamon, lots of ginger, chocolate, cardemom, caramel and sweet candy. The flavour is very spicy and herbal with notes of ginger, light chocolate, cardemom and caramel. Long spicy finish.
rosenbergh (6072) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with small light tan head.
Gingerbread dough, cinnamon, clove, mild citrus and some more spices in aroma. Cola, dry liquorice, spices and some sweetness in flavour. Thin. Once a year kind of beer.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big brown head. Black body goes barely translucent brown at edges. Spicy cinnamon cocoa and pine needle aroma with roasty notes. Dry intensely spicy ginger and cinnamon taste with wooden cocoa notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry wooden pine needle aftertaste with roasty cocoa notes. The spiciness is a bit sharp and harsh for such a thin, dry beer, but it’s still a good beer. (0.33l bottle, Meny Grønland Torg, Oslo.)
Svesse (5845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty spicy nose with ginger, liquorice, dark bread, ginger biscuits, brown sugar and a touch of chocolate. Malty, spicy taste with notes of ginger, liquorice, cocoa, black rye bread, lots of gingerbread and a certain spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Brings me back to mom’s gingerbread at Christmas (and makes me sound a bit like Proust...). Quite nice.
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutmeg, ginger, cloves. Nice beer base underneath, bu this is not too balanced.
It is very Christmassy, and a nice enough tipple on its own, but I’d say it is too spicy for most food. For a stew or marinade?
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cask and Kitchen. Colour; dark brown with off-white head. Nose; nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Taste; same as smell, spicey, thin and watery! It should be stronger and more viscous to carry the level of spice in the beer.
larsniclas (5348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a large, off-white head.
Fresh, slightly roasted aroma and flavour with ginger.
Light to medium bitterness and pretty moderate sping makes it a good beer in my palate!
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Superbrugsen, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasts and spices. Flavor much spiced.