sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, - DEC 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Very dark, nutty brown color with medium, beige head. An overwhelming aroma of cardamom with some faint vanilla notes. Sweet cardamom and gingerbread dough flavor with a long, syrupy-sweet finish. Medium-bodied, sugary and sticky, low-carbonated palate. Balanced? The brewer hasn’t even heard the word! Interesting? Distinctive? You bet! The beer is exactly what the name "Christmas ’mom" (freely translated) says. Maybe the most christmasy brew I’ve ever had - not that I’d drink it again anytime soon, though ;) Btw, the 0.5 liter bottle is waaay too big!
nazzty (744) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mumma with a lot of gingerbread and mulled wine flavor. Perhaps slightly too pale and would have preferred a clearer base of porter.
Lilja (1206) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell och julkryddor. Mycket sötma med en lätt beska.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s mahogany red with a creamy, golden head. The aroma has strong notes of cardamom and other spices connected to Christmas, but cardamom is very strong in the sweet flavor too, I do find hints of clove and malt - but the cardamom is way too dominating. If you LOVE cardamom - this is for you (not me ;)
martinen (36) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My love for cardamom is probably what made me finish this. It’s way too sweet, and not much else.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml. -Darker amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, some sort of spices and alpine herbs in the nose. The taste is totally owned by the spices and probably cardamom (if I’m correct I’ve never tried it) with slightly watery finish. Interesting but not my choice.
stefannilssons (1181) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Jag vet inte riktigt om jag vill klassa det här som en typ av öl, men i och med att den finns med här så får jag väl sälla mig till mängden. Det här var en ganska kul och mustig sak med mycket krydda (nejlika) och även lite för mycket kolsyra.
Rasmus40 (8884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and heavy spicy - cardamom. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. Some brewers just don’t realize, that spices are supposed to be just that: Spices that add a little extra touch and not to the extent that it completely dominates the brew. This is just liquid cardamom. 131212
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Tiddes Bar. Pours clear light mahogany with a small beige head leaving lace. Aroma is very sweet and spicy, cardamon, cinnamon malty. Flavor much similar as aroma some bitterness but darn so f...ing over spiced. Finishes spicy sweet and malty.
Pyrmir (2419) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma FULL of cardamom, clove and som other chistmas spices. Taste much like the aroma; loads of cardamom and other spices, nearly no malt. Very little bitterness. Not good when a beer was expected...
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: The smell is very sweet and full of cardamom, some dried fruits like raisins and dates.
Appearance: The color of the beer is dark brown , pours with a off-white compact foam that leaves residues in the glass.
Taste: The taste follows the smell very much, extremely sweet, tons of cardamom and some malty tones. Very little bitterness.
Palate: It behaves more like a soda, tingly and sweet.
Overall: If you’re looking for a traditional Swedish Christmas beer this is far too sweet for most food, however at it’s own as a sweet dessert it’s quite good. Especially for a cardamom junkie like me ...
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2009-12-23.