Slovaaak (9) - Järna, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great christmas beer. Drier than usual but this just adds to the overall drinkability.
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby coloured. A rather dry, malt dominated and unusually complex lager. Loads of subtle flavours, flowery hop aroma, and a well balanced bitterness.
rarbring (1533) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: The smell is malty with dried fruits, which is well reflected in the taste which has tones of apricots, caramel and a malty richness.
Appearance: A dark amber beer with a light rich beige head the leaves much on the glass.
Taste: A nice bitter tone complemented with acid.
Palate: Good envigouring carbonation.
Overall: Not as sweet as most traditional "julöl".
Note: bottle Reviewed 2009-12-27.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Draught, Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen, 2002] This is a very good bottom fermented brew. Very malty and full bodied. Slightly spicy and fruity and rather complex. I was lucky to try the draught version of this brew. All of this beer is bottled except for six barrels which was made available on draught. Den Tatoverede Enke in Copenhagen got one barrel.
Furseth (1980) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks to Gusgus for this bottle:
Deep red colour, with a nice creamy head.. Aroma of coffee, caramel,dark chocolate.
Flavor is coffee,round smouth mouth feeling of dark chocolate and coffee in a nice balnced combination, caramel and a nice dry hopy finish.Medium finish, medium body.
djoeye (1839) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany to dark ruby clear body (too dark for being mentioned as amber) with fawn top on. Lacing only in lower half of the mug, wide carpet. Pours give clear body, even the last one. Scents of spices, cardamom, syrupy candies, apple peels, dark fruits, succade, leaves, caramel malts. Tastes brown caramel malts, hops, citrus aurantium, yellow apple peels, sweet brown bread, faint cardamom, fruity syrupy grassy notes, unnamed sweet spices, and even cocoa notes in aftertaste.
Mild on palate, average body, soft carbonation. Yes, this was a nice brew.
[50cl brown bottle, abv5.2%, B@Systembolaget Kiruna, 2€50c, BB3/16, T@höme]
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little thin. I was too drunk when I had this beer. Pretty rare though.
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, 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.
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 Bottle. Aroma has a hint of malt, brown sugar and metal. Brown colour, unstable head. Flavour is at first sweet and malty, turning a bit watery and then malty again. The finish is actually quite nice. Carbonation is a bit high. 4 3 6 3 14
Bottle, 5.2%. Weak roasted aroma, hint of fart. Clear dark brown colour, red shine. Good roasted flavour. Some mild cream. Slightly sweet. 7 3 7 3 14
ekstedt (5626) - 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.