gnoff (7755) - 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.
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Heavy caramel aroma, notes of lactic acid too. Flavor is thin compared to the aroma, faint sweet, light acidic. Watry texture.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50CL bottle courtesy of omhper. Pours brown and clear with a lingering tan head. Smells of light spice, nutty, earthy, some tea. Tastes spicy with some iced tea, peppery hints, herbal qualities. Simple spice hint on the finish.
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Biggish light brown shiny head. Deep dark red translucent body. Fruity vanilla fudge aroma, mellow and harmonic. Dry roasty buttery vanilla fudge taste with fruity caramel notes. Mid-bodied. Dry fruity metallic roasty aftertaste. Fruityness clashes with the metal, and really spoils it for me. (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly traditional Scandinavian Christmas beer. Lots of sweet malt, caramel malt to give color.
Some spicy hops, sweet finish.
If you want to boast of brewing craft beer, you should be a bit more inventive than this.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 1 Oct 2011) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark bread, toasty malt, crispbread and raisins. Malty, slightly roasted taste with notes of dark bread, wort, chocolate and hints of raisins. Medium body, with a certain sweetness and a mild, spicy bitterness. Quite nice.
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled at the RBESP 2004
Metallic and light roasted nose.
Amber brown, low creamy head.
Coppery or bronze notes.
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Bottled.
Brown with a fine head.
Some chocolate-aroma and a pungent hens-food-aroma.
Rather thin and dry with chocolate-flavour.
ekstedt (5395) - 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.
SaintMatty (5180) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle (Thanks Svesse) - Dark brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Smoky, malty and fruity aroma with notes of dried fruit. Roasted and fruity taste with dried fruit, nuts and some smoky notes.