Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-golden with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is fruity in a slightly perfumed way, but I also get notes of roasted malt and caramel. The flavour is quite smooth with pleasant notes of roasted malt and caramel, and I also find the slightly perfumed and spicy flavour of fruits here. The finish is slightly dry and bitter.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours very dark brown. The aroma is sweet fruity and caramelly with some mild burned notes. Black cherries, plums, raisins and some subtle spices are all present. Also some dark syrup. The flavour is fruity and mild roasted with tones of dark fruits and just a touch of coffee. Medium bodied. Wow, this is a really nice macro.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of joergen. Clear, orangey brown with an off-white head. Sweetish, perfumy nose. Medium body, lightly sweet caramel and very perfumy accents. Dry and bitter finish. Quite odd really. 110108
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange red coloured with an off white head.
Flowery aroma of malts and caramel with fruity notes.
Perfumed flavour of malts, caramel, fruits, liquorice and hops.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [Great two day tasting session @ Papsoe] Small fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished. Clear flat looking body with a mahogany color. Spare lacework. Aroma of perfume, spice, fruit, caramel. Over the palate some floral like bitterness. Light bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter flavor with a hint of sweetness. Light bitter floral and perfume bitter finish.
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cL bottle. Pours golden, clear and deep amber with a dense light brown head. Mild spice and light malty aroma. Flavour is light orange flavoured into a slight orange peel and mild spice note. Finish is soft malty and with a lingering spice note.
Gr0ve (2151) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with a reddish hue. Tall off-white fluffy coarse head. Grainy malt aroma with a hint of roasted malts. Grassy hops. High bitterness upfront. Light bodied, but there is quite a bit of hops and a chocolatey maltiness. Distinct lager character. The hops are one-dimensional and does not really fit with the malts. After a while it all mellows out. Overall this is a really nice Christmas beer from a macro brewery.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Dense and creamy two finger tan head. Beautiful dark mahogny colored body. Dry nutty malt aroma. Also some earthy and hayish hops. Scents of ash and fruit. Medium sweet papery malt taste with notes of unrefined bittering hops. Medium body. Light bitter ending. A straightforward and reliable Christmas seasonal.
pilsnerrogge (2524) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark reddish brown with thick, lacing head. Aroma is brown sugar, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavour is more brown sugar, roasted malt and some raisins. Low bitterness. A very traditional Swedish Christmas lager.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany colour with creamy head. Belgo-Style X-mas scent with plum and bit of toast. Rounded mouthfeel with long flavour with nice fruitiness. Good malty here.