DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown, hazy, with red notes.
Malty aroma with notes of barnyard, sweet fruit, citrus and spicy hops.
Citrus flavour with notes of american hops, vanilla and cinnamon rolls.
Round with some kick in the finish and some acidity.
omhper (18347) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Söderbärke Mikroölfestival. Ruby colour, small head. Spicy nose with notes lavender and juniper berries (even if these are not the spices added), as well as grassy hops. Medium bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Complex and intriguing flavour from the mix of spices, hops and caramelly malt. Rather light for a Christmas ale, but who cares with all these flavours?
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught@Pikkulintu) Slightly hazy,dark ruby red with a small, but lasting and lacy head. Toffee-malty, christmas-spicy and flowery-hoppy, balanced and tempting aroma. Woody-hoppy, toffee-malty, dryish flavor with a strong, anise-licoricey finish. Medium-bodied, slicky palate with quite low carbonation. A very nice and balanced, christmasy, but not spicewise overdone brew.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange colour. Not the biggest head. Rich fruity aroma with tidbits and red apple. Bit spicy. Rounded, almost oily mouthfeel and very British. Berries and licorice was what I detected in this orgy of hard-to-track flavours. Pale spicy. Very flavourful with perfect balance in bitterness.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber, with a medium head. Hoppy, spicy aroma. Some hints of liquorice. Flavour is spicy as well. Decent bitterness. Really dry. Long finish.
Tranquillity (1381) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Rover in Göteborg with Gnoff. Malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Very good, taste sweet and a bit salty as well! For the christmas beer style: it sets an example.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Cloudy dark amber color. Very nice aroma, malt, but most of all hops (earthy, English). Good body, where the caramel preveals, on some malt, roasted malt and hop. Final bitterness, equally from the roasted malt and the hop.
rlgk (8455) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Glenfiddich Warehouse, Stockholm. Amber color, great creamy offwhite head. Fruity, hoppy aroma with some licorice. Fruity, hoppy flavor, licorice and some viol in the finish.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy dark reddish colour with an off-white head. Hoppy spicy malty aroma. Sweet malty piny hoppy flavor. Dry hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Akkurat. Good winter ale, hoppy, spicy and malty.. A bit thin palate maybe, best swedish xmas-beer sampled so far though...