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.
olio (5267) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark ruby red colour with medium head. Strong aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom and some ginger. Some light malts, mild hoppy fruits and grass also. Flavour of spices, light caramel malts, grass, some vegetables and nuts. Strong CO2, medium-bodied, maybe a bit too thin.
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Drak reddish brown, medium off-white head. Strong gingerbread aroma with clear notes of gingerbread and some gingerbread. Light to medium bodied. Dry with harsh bitterness. Floating gingerbread.
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coop Supermarket. Almost black with a medium beige head. Aroma and flavour of christmas spice, fruit and roasted malt.
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, notes of chocolate, lots of spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is is sweet and dominanted by the spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. Thin body, soft carbonation. Sweet and overly spiced christmas beer. 010112
laiti (4944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 29.09.2012
Spicy aroma with gingerbread, cinnamon and hints of metal. Flavour has cinnamon, gingerbread and hints of ashes. Too spicy aftertaste and a bit watery palate.
daniele (4888) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from OBS, Bryne. Pours dark brown with a massive spongy beige head. Strong sweet aroma of ginger and cocoa. Taste is too much of that ginger and cocoa, with a peppery end from the ginger. Too unbalanced, and too much spices without character.
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown. Strong sweet clove, cinnamon and cocoa aroma. Spicy bitter flavor with clove, cinnamon, ginger and licorice. Very spicy, nice christmas cookie aroma, but the flavor would need more backbone and body.
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, batch #297, bought at Coop OBS, Bryne. ABV is 4.7%. Dark brown to black colour, big beige head. Strong sweetish aroma of ginger, cocoa and oranges. Light bodied, can’t be expected to be a match for its big brother Santa Paws. Fairly refreshing flavour, not very sweet, strong notes of ginger and cocoa, bitter and peppery finish. Seems somewhat unbalanced with all its spiciness, lacks a malty backbone.