Bamsen78 (5072) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear darkish amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and malt, with notes of fruit and clear touches of metal. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with sparse fruity, malty and caramellish notes. Bitter finish, with a great deal of metal. Nothing special, if drinkable.
MotherBrother (921) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to my daddy-inlaw for this random tick.
Pour is clear hazelnutty brown, with a slightly frothy cream-white head.
Aroma of hay, slight nutskin, slight spices, slight grass.
The taste is pretty bitter, too bitter to be a Christmas beer to me.
Average body, with a fizzy carbonation.
Desverger (8739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Brugsen - amber pour with small off-white head. Sweet malts, some weak caramel/toffee, slightly watery, bit sweet overall, not one of the better Julebryg’s out there this year to me.
Niller (1459) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Brugsen. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of malt. Sweet taste with notes of caramel. A bit watery. Bittersweet finish.
NosirIwont (2368) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 6.2%. Best before 19.09.13. Pours a clear, deep golden amber with a big yellowish/tan head. Good lacing. Sweet aroma; malt, caramel and cereals with a light metallic overtone. A wee bit cloying. Flavour is malty with dark fruit notes, a light citrusy bitter hop note and a dusty overtone, bordering cardboard. Remote metallic note as it warms. Sweet, malty finish with a mild alcohol burn and a light apple note. Overall okay, if a bit cloying; the finish is the better part. 29.06.13.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy aroma. Fruity and hoppy flavour. Feels a bit thin and boring..
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a clear red-amber beer with a poor head retention; spicy aroma with notes of malt and caramel; a good malt backbone and lively palate; pretty bitter and with a dry and long spicy and fruity finish; slightly burning with notes of chewy malts
PLundsgaard (468) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma/Malty-Ligth, Appearance Head/size-small, Head/Color-light brown, Head/Longevity-fully diminishing, Body/Hue-light, Initial Flavor/bitter moderate, Finish Flavor/bitter ligth, Palate Body/light, good beer
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, biscuits, brown sugar, metal notes, some vegetables. Sweet toffee and caramel flavor, some alcohol, brown sugar, metal notes. No special Christmas-signs.
mikkellund42 (773) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and soap. Taste is light bitter and light umami. Body is light oily and dry with average carbonation. Finish is short and dry with notes of caramel and some hops. Rather boring with no associations of Christmas (you wonder why it is called a Christmas brew?).