ekstedt (4544) - 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.
Miksu (4537) - 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.
Meilby (4467) - 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.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33L bottle from local REMA 1000 grocery store. Medium-sized, tan big-bubbled head. Clear, dark ruby body. A smell of gingerbread proves that Santa might be alive. Light and rounded malt body, generously spiced with ginger in the lead. Tones of acidic fruits and chocolate. Light without being thin. Slick in the mouth. Spicy endnotes. Ho ho ho.
altonbrownd (4209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Dark brown body with huge head. Nose of spices, ginger and cinammon. Taste is also quite spicy, some malts and caramel with cinnamon notes. Then the ginger kicks in at the end turning into a sweetbread flavour. Not really my type of beer. But can enjoy its uniqueness. There is a BrewDog!
Sigmund (4166) - 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.
olio (4080) - 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.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. BBE 29.09.2012.
Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick, slightly beige head. Aroma of strong Christmassy spices; gingerbread, cinnamon and wood. Flavour of slightly roasted malts, banana, cinnamon, gingerbread, dry cocoa with mild bitterness. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a nice spicy and malty finish. A light Christmassy beer without too much spices. Good one.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, 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.
stobbe74 (3788) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and spices with cloves and cinnamon. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is sweetness and spices. Overall an average beer with too many spices and a lot of sweetness.