GJF (1486) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from John’s with Christmas lunch. Dark brown, small beige head. Carmel and candy sweetness, some dark fruit flavors, semi-sweet finish. A little too colaish when first opened, but that mellowed out as it breathed/warmed.
BBHansen (690) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ DØE (stored for 1 year). Appearance: pours clear reddish brown with good off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, orange, alcohol, spices, anise, dried fruits + raisins. palette: strong spicy and yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, full body, notable sugar sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very good and complex Christmas beer - the 1 year storage rounds it off very well.
mjakopa (264) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy dark red, light brown colour. Caramel sweet smell with some hints of alcohol. A sweeter taste and fuller strong body. Especially interesting are the hints of cinnamon and other christmas type flavours that are present. An interesting beer enjoyed around the holidays
hackobock (3219) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 25, 2015. Bottle, best before september 4, 2017.
Clear dark reddish brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is anise, toffee, figs, fruity esters, spicy yeast and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet malty and fruity, soft bitter. Finish is sweet with dark bread, figs, dates, licorice, dark sugars,light bitterness and some spices and warming alcohol. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Good malty and quite licorice forward strong ale.
Patersoi (147) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep golden brown with a thick creamy head. Aniseed dominates the bouquet. Plenty of malt sweetness on the front palate but aniseed is in abundance and overpowers. It lingers through to the finish.
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Haavard (70) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: anise, dark fruits,
Taste: malt, dark fruits, anise,
Very complex and long lasting flavor, highly recommended
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Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of anise, flavour has liqourice, caramel, bread. Dry nice finish. Some candisugar in the finish.
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ShonaIi (20) - HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at PaterMarcus. Pours dark almost black, with a thin beige quickly disappearing head. Aroma of licorice and anise, a bit maltiness. Taste starts sweet, followed by an intense anise-licorice feeling. Medium carbonation, 10.5% alcohol is well hidden. To be honest, i hate licorice, so this wont be any of my favourite beers but i can recommend it to someone who is not a big fan of beer but is looking for a sweet christmassy feeling. Its an interesting chritmas beverage.
Ysok02 (796) - MOns, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe brune dense, mousse crémeuse. Nez puissant sur des notes chocolatées, mentholées, épicées et fruitées. Bouche à l’attaque ample, épicée, onctueuse, milieu de bouche concentré et longue finale réglissée. Une bière puissante et onctueuse, typiquement ce que l’on attend d’une bière de noël.
anstei (984) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An almost flowery and spring-like aroma next to strong malts and sweetness. Some lime, some... Cough syrup? Thick and heavy taste, sweet, lively carbonized. Some liquorice, some anis. Beautiful!