Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby colour with a big beige head. Caramel malt, light dusty, rye bread, hop aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Thanks to Sk8viking for sharing! Average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted. Fair lacing. Clear amber color. Rye bread, burned and hoppy notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with good burned bitter notes and hops bitterness. Light bitter and dry finish.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 On tap. Clear orangey brown with a yellowish/brown head leaving some lacework. Aroma of yeast and dried fruit - some alcohol also. Medium body with dried and overripe fruit and a warming alcoholic finish. 060709
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a dense, beige head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Medium-bodied, roasted malt and very burned caramel. Some bitterness in the finish. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5 290407
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle, courtesy of tpkenned.
Semi-hazed and rosy brown in color with a well laid, retaining tan cafť frothed head. Aroma sings of sweet dusty dates, braded fig chews, brown sugared mulberry and toffee careened by supporting citric hop zest. Flavor wheels in with nut laden fig rolls and fancy Christmas desert rolls. Hop flavors gallop to give some melted cherry toffee flare. Citric zests pralines and dates for a wintertime duet while burgundy drips on pumpernickel bread. A medium-bodied palate presence is shared with red currant, weaving through toffee-centered grahams and a minor glimpse of red licorice, which pokes out of rye loafs for a nutty, clean and citric accented bitterness to dry into the finish.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Brad (Gokart) on the Southern Cal Audi TT Forum. Pours a hazy chestnut with deep red highlites and supports a tall and rocky off white head. Grassy, fruity and malty aroma. Rich malty flavor but with plenty of hops to keep the complex flavors in a tight envelope. Hints if spice, pepper and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Long, sweet finish and firm texture. The spice profile isnít as aggressive as expected for traditional winter seasonals but that just makes this offering a great year-round pour.
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Though the character of this brew varies from year to year, itís long be a favorite of ours. The í05 was a bit thin and underflavored. The í06 is much more rich and complex...starting to approach the considerable more robust and spicy versions of the previous Brewmaster. An imperial pint of Jube after a hard day of play in the snow is my idea of bliss.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice winter brew from Deschutes. Appearance is dark brown with a cloudy hue. Mouthfeel is smooth and full of a nice hoppy and spicey flavor you expect from a winter brew. Overall this is a nice brew.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
in bottle. amazing beige head was statuesque in quality and form. lovely palate somehow manages to balance the extreme hops. now, this is a Christmas beer! spicey and orange tones, all delivered by the hops, not added spices.
celogan (202) - Oroville, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle to an ale glass, this poured a dark brown. Very Stout-Like this ale had chocolaty malt nose and a slight head which evaporated quckly having a flavor of toasty malt and chocolate notes with some slight hopiness at the finsh. No lacing to speak of. Carbonation was moderate, as what you might expect in a stout.
All in all not a bad beer and it is worth a try.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy asteele8 pours a red mahogany with a durable creamy light tan head that leaves and excellent lace. There is a nice blend of pine and spice hop aromas with caramel, tooffee, and roasty grain. Medium carbonation and body combine nicely with a pleasant resinous quality giving this a nice mouthfeel. Good sweet/bitter balance enhances the aromas. This isnít all spiced up like a lot of holiday seasonals, which is much more to my liking.