AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Red brown dark beer with a huge tan foamy head that last. Aroma has hits of chocolate but also a fresh almost champagnelike flavor. Almost explodes in your mouth with *lots* of chocolate, malts and sweetness. Wow! Its up there with Svanekes Juleøl but is even more powerful in its taste.
Christian (10363) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2006 Bottle 2003: Dark, dark ruby beer with a long lasting creamy head. Aroma dominated by licorice with some chocolate, malt and fruit. Great mouthfeel and a well-balanced flavour makes it a really pleasant drink, although i doubt its use for food. It’s probably too intense and dominating. But as an aperitif or after dinner drink? Mmmmmm.
Draught 2004: More alcohol in the flavor than I remember from last year? I had to lower my rating a bit on flavour and overall. But still the most beautiful beer I have seen.
Bottle 2006: Still as beautiful and aromatic. The dry licorice flavour makes me up it from 7 to 8 again.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a dark red colour. The aroma and flavour is very smoked (too much for me!). A descent beer but nothing more than that! Too damn expensive...!!
Hansen (5980) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine color, dark, red. Ok head, a little low. It has a malty flavor. Not enough spicy or fruit. To expencive.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 2003: Dark brown color with a nice greyish head. The taste is fruity and spicy, with a slight alcoholic palate.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Dark brown with a reddish gleam. Small beige head. Is yeasty, fruity and malty in the aroma. Slight alcahol notes. The flavour is roasty with liqourice and malt. Has a nice alcahol touch on the palate.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 2007-12-08, draught at Plan B, 6-5-7-4-15=37
Dark amber color, creamy persistent head. Light aroma, strong flavor of caramel, really creamy, with a subtle hint of spices; quite sweet, despite the strong bitterness in the end, where a touch of bitter orange peel is more evident; good body strength. Very good.
2007-11-01, draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, vintage 2006, 9% ABV, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Dark brown color with red hue. A quite simple Dubbel, with a good body and medium sweetness, but rather simple features: some caramel, light chocolate malt and the correct hopping.
2007-11-01, draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, vintage 2007, 9% ABV, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Dark brown color with red hue. A quite simple Dubbel, with a good body and medium sweetness, but rather simple features: some caramel, and the correct hopping. Compared to the 2006 it has a more evident apple touch and less character.
2003-xx-xx, draught, 8.5% ABV, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Misty dark amber color, with a thick generous head. Malty nose, with some alcohol. Round taste, not too syrupy as many others, just the correct sweetness for a Christmas beer; the hop balances well the malt in the body and shows up boldly in the long final, which still has some alcohol in the mouth, and misses a more original character, or roasted malt and aromatic hop.
2003-xx-xx, Cask Conditioned, 7.5% ABV, 6-4-9-4-19=42
Hazy dark amber color, poor head. Light malt aroma. Absolutely easy to drink, yet very sweet (but not syrupy); hop just perceivable; pure malt, but very delicate, equilibrated notes; also spicy. The palate is just correct for this kind of beer, of course not very hoppy nor aromatic, but harmonious.
An archetype for the Christmas Ale style, therefore the high overall note. Could drink litres!!!
This is a beer that you appreciate not for the exaggeration (high alcohol, strong hopping, heavy spices...), but for the harmony; and the way it defines the style.
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown beer with an OK but fast disappearing head. The aroma is fruity and sweet - very nice. The flavor is great: very sweet, fruity and malty. You do not taste the alcohol content. A really great beer - the best danish christmas beer - but so sweet that I can only recommend on in a set.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Dark, fulfilling big, almost overwhelming flavor. Very powerfull Christmas beer. A bit too sweet though, and not complex enough.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cloudy appearance. Beautiful fruity nose and head with tendencies of plums,dates and figs= winter. Sweet and warming alcohol. Full-bodied and complex. Longlasting finish. By far the best Danish X-mas beer.