fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark muddy brown color, good steady tan head. Spicey aroma of cinnamon, cloves and yeast. Slightly sour. Orange-spicy, yeasty flavor with smooth, sweet maltiness and some hops in the background. Mild hops in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a lacing off-white head. Light sweet and fruity aroma. Flavour is mildly spiced, underlying sweetness and a mild yeasty note. Finish holds some nice sweet caramel malt flavour and a bitterness in between.
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma is acidic malty combined with notes of caramel and lighter notes of spices - especially ginger. The flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of dust and malt, as well as a metallic note that stings the tongue. The finish is dry.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of tbone_. Slightly hazy, orangey brown with a dense and lasting, beige head. Very spicy aroma of cinnamon and some berries. Medium body with sweetish, spicy accents of cinnamon, berries and....Christmas! Very christmasy indeed. 171207
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (5.5%). Dark ruby/amber, almost opaque colour. Huge beige head, which also leaves some lacing. Spicy aroma with hints of hopsand some grassyness. Flavour is spicy with hints of clove. Also hints of grassiness and caramel. A bit oily palate.
Bottled (6.5%). Colour is hazy dark brownish ruby coloured, with a big foamy head. Leaves a lot of lace. Aroma is orange, spices, some slight cinnamon and yeast. Once it gets warmer the cinnamon gets strong. Also clove is present. Flavour is cinnamon and clove with some dry fruity hints. Orange, malts and some slight caramel become present once it warms up a bit. Spices in aftertaste. Xmas beer indeed. Refreshing, and lovely in my opinion. De proef -made beer, only for Finnish market (for the importers Diamond Beer). This will be bought again for Xmas, and maybe even a few bottles for aging.
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Cloudy nut brown. Medicinal spicy nose. Sweet with raw sugary mouthfeel. Lots of medicinal herbs on top of a standard de Proef golden ale with it’s banana character. Bitter wormwood-like finish.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 10/2008).
Dark muddy brown colour, good steady tan head. Spicey aroma: cloves, cinnamon, also yeast is evident there. Medium-bodied. Very christmasy-spicey: cinnamon and clove. Nice malt profile, just enough spicey and hoppy to make this very drinkable XMas beer. Mild hops in the aftertaste. Not Swaf!-like as 4.5% version.
thewolf (11183) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ the RBESG08 Grand Tasting.
[thank you, Tbone]
Pours muddy brown with a big, creamy, off-white/beige head. Aroma is sweet , good toffee and sweet coriander notes. Fine, light mouthfeel. Flavour is good toffee and nice spiciness. Quite nice.
Christian (11092) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with fruity and herbal notes. Sweet and herbal flavour, I sensed some rosemary.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber colour with a medium good lasting beige head leaving fair lazing. The aroma is spiced (mainly cinnamon), with liquorice, roasted malt and some dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is spiced and bitter-sweet with liquorice, roasted malt, caramel and hops. Well lasting spiced mildly roasty finish.