rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 (Swedish beer number 500 for me). Bottle. Amber color, offwhite head. Malty, fruity aroma with hops and perfume. Roasted flavor, malty, some chocolate and some bitterness.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Deep dark amber colour. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty, spiced softly bitter flavour. Malty bit sweet finish.
Maria (10164) - 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.
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 12/8/2007
50 cl bottle, from Systembolaget)
Clear dark red almost deep ruby color, creamy head, a bit too small though. Fruity, malty and toffee scent. Metallic, buttery, grainy and malty taste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterenss. Actually really nice considering it’s from a Swedish macro brewery. Something I can imagine buying again.
50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On November 30, 2013.
BB 09 June 2014.
Clear dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, grainy scent. Sweet, malty taste, sugary aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, rather low bitterness.
Didn’t really live up to my 2007 rating at all.
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish brown-beige head doesn’t last. Barely translucent dark red body with carbonation. Faint papery syrupy aroma. Dry-sweet delicate raisiny roasty dried fruit taste with caramel malts and mint notes. Harmonic and balanced. Fullish body. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dry roasty peppery cinnamon aftertaste with dusty malts notes. Very nice, and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
ogivlado (5723) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. -Deep amber coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, some caramel in the nose. Malty and caramel with notes of fruits and spices. Dry bitter finish. Simple and ok.
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber. Beige head.
Furity, malty perfume-ish aroma.
Some chocolate and licorice in the flavour.
Light body with ok roasted maltiness and some bitterness.
ekstedt (5441) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Deep clear copper with a medium beige head. Fruity malt aroma with dark chocolate, fudge, some wood, and some citric hops. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Nicely balanced with a relatively long bitter finish. A bit bock-like.
SaintMatty (5260) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with a tan head. Fruity and malty aroma with hints of caramel, marzipan and dried fruit. Sweet, fruity and slightly roasted taste with malt, raisins, caramel and Christmas cake detected.
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.