alex_leit (684) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle "69°N Juleøl" (thanks friends for sharing). Aroma: sweet malt, corn and a bit of cherries. Taste: malt sweetness, caramel, candy and halva.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Foam is rough, but quickly falls to almost nothing. The aroma is dominated by hard roasted malt and the taste varies over all the Christmas flavor notes as brown sugar, hazelnut, cinnamon, a little star anise and some spices. Carbonation is completely gone and hop bitterness is not present. It definitely lacks contrast to the sweetness, which is very high. It quickly becomes something sickening and nauseating because of the sweetness level, which in length is not pleasant malty but rather synthetic and clear evidence of added sweetener (maybe brown sugar). Had it a little carbonated to keep it alive, and also a shot of fresh hops to put the edge of sweetness, it had perhaps been a more pleasant acquaintance. As it appears now is not comparable with a bock or what you expect of Christmas beer. It’s actually a bit a disgrace.
jookos (3605) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Rubbery soft roasty, bit chocolately, bulky dull nose. Med bodied, round. Meh.
tarmok (515) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy pale golden liquid with frothy white head. Aroma: banana, spice, Taste: banana, spice, smoky, coriander, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate: light body, creamy feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish,
pivnizub (9444) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaška: Deep ruby-amber coloured, rather quickly collapsing loose off-white head; sweetish aroma of toasted malt and caramel and dried fruits and some subdued x-mas spices; moderate sweet flavour with a slight bitterness; barely full bodied, sticky; slightly lingering sweet finish with delicate aromas of a christmas-cake. Too sweet…
CH-303 (1677) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As "69°N Juleøl":
Appearance: Dark brown, light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, sweet.
Taste: Dark malt, very sweet. Dry fruit? Too sweet.
Bought: Trade with Bamsen78 - thank you very much!, 500 ml
Info: 28/3-2015, BB: 23/9-2015
Sibarh (153) - Białystok, POLAND - MAR 7, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Kolor - cola, klarowny.
Piana - beżowa, wysoka i trwała.
Zapach - lekki palony słód +przyprawy.
Smak - średnia słodycz, lekka paloność, spora nuta wanili, lekka goryczka, lekki karmel i owoce.
Pijalne ciemne piwo.
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split 3 ways. Murky brownish pour with a light tan head. Sweet, malty, herbal notes, unpleasant. Way to cloying.
agent_persik (555) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark red brown color, small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits, grain and spices. Sweet taste has similar notes, dry finish. Light to medium body and average carbonation. Sweet and messy.
visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from a supermarket in Tallinn. Pours clear brown with a minimal, beige head. Malty aroma with some lightly spicy notes, dried dark fruits and hints of dark bread and caramel. Fairly sweet with malty flavours with hints of spices and not much bitterness present, but still okay.