JorisPPattyn (8660) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fully ruby red, cola-like carbonation to amber-yellow head, fast gone. Fruity (dark fruit as plums) and bread-malty nose, Bocklike. Sweetish, liquorice. Bready taste, blueberry, tobacco, little hint of piney hops, but mostly dark, sweet malts. Rather thin, watery body. Carbonation gets fast exhausted. Lets one down after some time, after a very good start. German character, Scandinavian MF.
Hansen (7809) - 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.
Svesse (7034) - 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.
larsga (6816) - 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 (6398) - 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.
Cletus (6355) - 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.
gyllenbock (6203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a medium beige head. Spices, roasted malt, hops, caramel.
Quite sweet taste with hints of raisins, nuts, smoke and malt. Aftertaste was short.
larsniclas (6189) - 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.
jonas (6179) - 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.
ekstedt (6085) - 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.