rosenbergh (7628) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. From København, Denmark.
Hazy dark amber colour with small to average off-white head.
Yeast, dark malt, fruits, spices and juniper in aroma.
Sweet yeasty, fruity, malty, bitter hoppy flavour with spices and juniper.
Quite Sahti like brew. Very good.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with large creamy head. Spices and honey. Nice touch of hops. Medium body. Sweet after taste.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (shared with Finwe). Deep amber small off-white head. Aroma is wood, some spices, mild honey and some slight yeastyness. Flavour is quite much the same. Alcohol and some grains also showing in the flavour, as well as some sweetness that punches you hard.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a large beige head. Aroma was sweet with toasted malt, caramel and butter notes. Flavour was somewhat grainy with grassy hops, toasted malt, cinammon and caramel notes. Finished sweet.
curtis75 (31) - Glostrup, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I could not found the christmas in this beer, but I could drink it, because of the good sweetness and carbonated, which gave a good feeling. The color was like golden hay.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0.66L. Pale head. Clear coppery colour. Soft spicy taste. Mild nose. At the end some bitterness. Not very special.
mjs (4933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Poured reddish brown and clear with medium sized and white head. Aroma was malty and spicy. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Tasted of malts, spices, sweetness, hint of chocolate, bitterness and roastedness. Spicy and bitter aftertaste.
NielsK (18) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good balance between bitter and sweet. Lively carbonated. All in all a bit disappointing thoug,
chrisv10 (11800) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
66 cl bottle. CLoudy amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel and nutmeg.
BeerViking (2813) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle no.17 from 2007. Pours a cloudy amber, not much head. Sweet vegetably aroma, body is chewy with plenty of hops, hints of root veg (but not in a bad way!), pine and dark fruit cake, nutmeg coming through in the aftertaste, honey too as the temperature rises.