TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has thin white persistent foam, good malty aroma and a nice mellow flavor with good fruity notes. It is hard to believe that it is a lager, its flavor reminiscent of fig, raisin and cinnamon to a moderate degree. Slightly bitter hops keeps it in a nice balance, and although it is a somewhat sweet Christmas beer of the type that signals the Christmas with large C and is thus an estimable pleasure.
jesperhammer (3545) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
29-DEC2014, draft @the brewpub.
Hazy amber with lasting, lacing, low, tan head.
Aroma is very weak, mostly malty. Taste is malty, fruity, a Little sweet with a bitter finish. A lager? I guess so. Fresh for an X-mas brew, not spicy. Medium body and carbonation. Made for food I guess.
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Tivoli’s Færgekroen Bryghus, Copenhagen. 171214.
Red/Brown colour with a small white head. A bit sweet and malty, some banana.
Cunningham (5726) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber color with a fine tan head. Some lacing. Toffee, fruity and some spices. Medium body. Soft carbonation. A bit oily texture. Toffee, some yeast, mild fruity and some spices in the flavor. Quite decent and easy drinkable.
[On tap at The Old English Pub as Vesterbro Julebryg in Copenhagen, Denmark]
Rune (9401) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml, as Vesterbro Julebryg, on tap at Barock in Nyhavn. Dark red body. Remaining layer at the top. No lacing. Moderate dried fruity aroma. Malt-fruity taste of caramel and jam-like fruits. Malty ending, slightly roasted. Approved without further excitements (Copenhagen 05.12.2013).
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ the brewpub in Copenhagen. This one is a clouded deep red-brown beer with a nice medium sized off-white head that sticks around for a while. The aroma has dark malts, sour brett-hints (or is it perhaps sour berries?) Continues with some spicy woody tones. Slick on the mouthfeel with a soft to average carbonation level. Also a sourness in the flavor here. Not directly sour or infected (or is it?) but I did not care for it to much. Sour gooseberries? Could that be it? Thin chocolate hints before it ends light dryish with a lasting aftertaste. Not to christmassy if you ask me, and definitely not something I will try again. 06.01.2012
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample (as Vesterbro Julebryg) at Vesterbro Bryghus, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cloudy dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head.
Sweetish malt and mild yeast in aroma.
Malt, yeast and hints of bitterness in flavour.
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Færgekroen.
Lovely deep red beer with a small head. Spicy aroma. Sweet, a bit stale. Prunes, gingerbread, but an unpleasant sourness that turned me off. Some more tender loving care, and this would have been a decent brew.
chrisv10 (12976) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap as Vesterbro Bryghus Julebryg. Brown&red with small beige head. Flavour i smalt, caramel, fruit, chocolate and hops.
Borup (8266) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Vesterbro Bryghus. Clear brown colour with a medium white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, roasted malt and caramel.