davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Medium ruby red colour; Good carbonation; Off white head, little retention
Smell - Mince pies, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, light citrus and dried fruit; Sweet aroma
Taste - Sweetness, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cherries, light citrus
Mouthfeel - Light body; Medium carbonation; Light dry & bitter finish
Drinkability - Very drinkable, light with good carbonation
Overall - Good beer, recommend it; Interesting and has nice festive feel; A little more body would be good; Well balanced
allmyvinyl (1854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Pours dark brown, thin creamy head. Spicy aromas, raisins, gingerbread. Taste is similar, but a little thin.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at La Capsule. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is pure Christmas pudding, nutmeg, raisin, cinnamon. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
VastActiv (2039) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l from local market. Originally rated 06122011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, sweetness, ginger and malts.
Lilja (1316) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mörk och skummig. Vattning, tunn och besk. En besvikelse från ett annars fantastiskt bryggeri.
Svesse (5821) - 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.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, february 16th 2013. Dark mahogny brown body, small vanishing beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger and licorice. Taste reminds me of Pepsi Max with ginger and chocolate. I never had Pepsi max with ginger and chocolate, but you get the idea. Also some roasted malt showing up at the end, Sticky-sweet body, a bit unbalanced bitterness, fruity aftertaste with licorice.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of syrop and cloves. Large pale head fast disappearing. Clear dark black reddish color. Sourish spicy and bitter taste with some berries. Hops at the end.
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 13/03/2013.
Pours reddish brown.
Aroma is great, spices, sour berries (cherries?), no cocoa.
Taste is amazing, mostly aroma notes, but mixed so incredibly well.
Aftertaste is spicy hinger, lovely!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
McWorta (436) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Star anise, Xmas stollen, exagerated cinnamon, raisin and sugar powder.
Brown-rubin red with soft tan head. Medium-sweet with hints of bitterness, full body, slick texture and very light fizzyness.
Christmas in a glass and santa stays home!