JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle, thanx to thewolf) Dark colored, beige head. Fruity, minty and a hardpowered maltaroma. There´s an estery and hoppy feel to this, as in US strong ales, even though UK types are used. Even though it has a dark and malted profile, the hops are floating above it all, givin great balance. Warmth up and gets quite peppery in the end. Very nice beer indeed.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-brown colour. Fruity, pine hoppy aroma. Nice mouthfeel. The flavour has a very soft pine fruity hoppy spiced flavour. Great brew!
thewolf (11493) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Myrup]
Pours a light muddy red with a great creamy yellowish head - with super lacing. Aroma is very nicely hoppy, grapefruit and a background of sweet caramel. Super-dry mouthfeel. Flavour i nicely hoppy and includes some spices amongst roasted and caramel maltiness. Super surprise!
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Courtesy of Myrup, session @ yespr] Brown with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with loads of hops, grapefruit and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, hops and caramel.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Myrup. Hazy, dark brown, muddy and opaque with a huge sediment and a creamy, beige head. Fresh, citrusy aroma hops in the nose. Medium body with lightly sweet caramel accents and then this distinct citrusy hoppiness that also leaves a dose of bitterness. If it wasn’t bottom fermented I would’ve considered this an APA. Not bad at all, and a very unusual choice for a Christmas beer. 281207
kusken (7) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, Dark to amber in color,
The beer is bitter, but witch i thinks is good.
Its a good x-mas beer.
madsberg (10781) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Murky amber coloured. Light brown head. Citrus, flowers, herb s and ligth caramel in the aroma. Flavour as well has the same notes. Is somewhat citric as well. Medium bodied. dry. Sharply bitter in the end, which unfortunately makes it a bit unbalanced.
joergen (23578) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange red coloured with an off white ehad.
Aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.
Flavour of hops, fruits and pine needles.
Very hoppy for a christmas beer.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a big beige head. Dusty caramel malt, heavy hopped, pine, peach aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish. Even though it´s not realy a X-mas beer but more like a IPA, I´ll drink this for X-mas anytime.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle, thanks to Myrup. Pours hazy brown with a dense light brown head. Slight soapy fruity/floral hoppy aroma. Flavour is dry hoppy with a fruity note and a sligt soapy note towards the finish. Mellow bitter finish of a quite fruity hops note and little bitterness. Slight liqourice edge in the far finish. Unusual hoppy Christmas brew, I wonder if this was intended as an X-mas brew initially...