ekstedt (5499) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget</i>. Clear reddish brown, rich beige bitter head. Malty aroma with soffe roasted chocolate notes. Light to medium bodied, very soft but lively carbonation. Quite dry with low to moderate bitterness. Close to being very good, but something is lacking.
yespr (31495) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a diminished tan head. Smooth breadish and dark caramelish aroma. Light liqourice and dry flavoured. Smooth malty finish with a distinct roasted and also hoppy bitter flavoured finish too. Dry and towards spiced.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours clear, reddish brown to deep mahogany with a small sand colored head. The aroma is malty up front with a deep toasted, light caramelly and white bready sting. In addition, a mild roasted chocolate tone is also notable. Hints of brown sugar, vanilla, oven baked cinnamon apples, ripe tangerines, floral hops and dark, dried fruits/raisins. The flavour is solid malty with notes of toast, light caramel, bread and a light roastiness. Some noble, floral hops lurking in the background. Tiny acidic. Maybe a touch of tangerines in the flavour as well. The mouthfeel is round, juicy and smooth with soft and creamy carbonation. Medium bodied. The finish is of bready malt and a clean, fruity/vegetable-ish touch. Near medium bodied.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 Sample from bottle. Julölsprovning at Haket, Göteborg. Red/brown color. Aroma of sweet lightly roasted malt, brown sugar, raisins and some spiciness. The taste is mostly malty and sweet, lightly roasted and a bit perfume like. A bit above average compared too other similar swedish dark christmas lagers.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (with an ugly label...). Reddish brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty with some burned sugar and vegetables. Roasted, a bit burned flavour.
gnoff (7943) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 1/15/2007
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget.
Light roasted and chocolate with caramel scent, also a slight bit acidic. Clear red brown color, tan head. Malty and grainy taste with some chocolate hints. Spritzy mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 12/9/2006 Total Score: 2.6
50 cl bottle at Carnegie Kaj Bar & Restaurang
Tried as Carnegie Kaj Julöl.
Specially brewed/labeled by Grebbestad for the restaurant.
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet scent, sugary. Slightly roasted taste, mostly sweet. Roasted aftertaste. Some what metallic. A bit thin mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
Didn’t get to keep the individual scores with the alias merger.
50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On November 30, 2013.
Marked 5.7% ABV from what I could read, Systembolaget has it listed this year as 5.2%.
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Grainy, a bit harsh, hints of smoke scent. Light acidic, grainy, flat taste. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
TBone (12830) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (BB 03/2007)
Ruby red color, small steady off-white head. Lifht nose: hops, toasted malts. Palate is quite weak, dry roasted malty flavor. Overall dry, even metallic. Too watery to be actually good one.
oh6gdx (20681) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (thanks gnoff!). Dark amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is sweet malts along with fruity hints. Flavour is samekind of bitterish sour as many of their other beers. Has some sugar, caramel and malts in it too. Unbalanced and a bit too "crispy" carbonation.
stouby (3769) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at home.
Brown with a light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (brown sugar), light hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, light bitter. Light body, watery. Rather unharmonic.
thomat (2098) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 2006. Dark, redish brown color with a creamy tan head. Malty and coffee tones. Medium body with a dry finish.