Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper colour with nice head and lots of lacing. Aroma is quite malty, with caramel and little citrus hops too. Taste is sweet and malty, caramel, light alcohol too and maybe some honey. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Kavu (2433) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75l bottle from Alko, Arabia. Pours clear brown with a medium head. Aroma is mostly malts with some yeast. Flavor is malts, alcohol, yeast, spices and hops. Decent.
erickok (3794) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown body, very autumn like, but too small head. Clean aroma with soft spice, caramel, bit nutty, brown sugar, not very craft, too clean for that. Same for the taste. It’s okay but there better Noël beers even at the French supermarket. (75cl bottle from Auchan Tours)
Lambister (231) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large bottle from Alko, shared with friends. Amber / brown color with small head. Nose has yeast, spices, honey and malt. Palate continues with yeast, malts, caramel and hops with honey after taste.
Fatehunter (1386) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thin head on a clear straw body.
The aroma has ripe cherries, of fruits and spices. Nice.
The taste is lightly spiced with lots of ripe fruit sweetness.
The texture is crisp.
Marduk (2980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Clear dark amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, ginger, black pepper in aroma. Sweet, alcohol, sour, metallic, biscuits in taste. Weird one.
FatPhil (9596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle - thanks mjs, VastActive and the crowd from Hel!
Dishwatery aroma. Copper, but flat in the glass. Sweet malts in the taste, but dull. Covers 7.2% just. Sticky sweet palate, a bit heavy.
RexTalionis (2603) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber, small whitish head. Yeasty rubber notes in aroma, sweet garden fruits too and there might be some christmas spicyness present. Sweet brown sugary notes, wet wool or something earthy kind of notes in taste. Perhaps some faint hints of coriander and orange peel in aftertaste, but actually I get more of some nutty notes and hints of old cellar in finish. At first I was prepared to give this 30 points, but later on it gets a whole lot better as I am kind of fond of the slightly sweet and nutty finish here.
VastActiv (3073) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.75l at home, Helsinki. Thanks to mjs. Colour is clear orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, spices, hints of Belgian yeasts and malts. Pretty simple.
tiong (4015) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear dark orange with a smooth tiny head. Aroma of cardboardy malts, hints of spices and yeast. Taste is wet, cardboardy and malty with hints of spices, yeast and ripe fruits. Finish is malty, stuffy and sweetish with hints of ripe fruits. A bit unbalanced.