Beerhammaren (762) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours dark amber with low head. Aroma is dark malts, sweetnes. Flavor is dark malts, brown sugar, raisin.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.. Lovely refreshing fruitiness dominates.
Clean and unusual taste. Don’t really see it as a winter beer but its still rather unusual and quite easy to drink.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Aldi 121112
Copper amber, clear, bubbly thin white head
Aroma - soft citrus zest, soft toasted malts
Taste - Caramel malts, bitter earthy hops, some citrus zest, toasted malts, bitter toffee malts
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish - bitter toasted malts with a touch of citrus, over toasted bitter long linger
Overall - Unusual mix of citrus zest and bitterish toasted malts, over bitter linger
rauchbier (3498) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Morrisons Scunthorpe. Bronze, thin shortlived white head and moderate condition.Gentle floral hoppiness in the nose with a hint of citrus, soft in the mouth with a gentle bitterness and a trace of hops, finish is mostly bitter hops but not excessive
tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark copper with a medium head. Aroma is lemon and lime hops with a little bread. Taste has toast to start. Lemon and lime finish with a little soapy malt on the aftertaste.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff: da denne kom fra restelageret blir det kanskje urettferdig å beskrive den, men den fremsto som uten særpreg og ganske så uinteressant mens vi ventet på at gildet skulle begynne. Kanskje verdt å prøve fra fat en gang?
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown color. Malty, nutty and earthy. Not bad, but nothing special.
Beerheart65 (797) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is medium strong, fruity, caramel malt also. red/brown to black. Taste has same elements as aroma, crisp, medium body. Interesting nuanced beer. Not basic Christmas beer but ok.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer had no head, seriously! I nearly splashed the stuff out of the glass while pouring trying to get some head on this. The floating chunks also made this beer appear less than appetising. However taste wise it wasn’t bad. As far as novelty xmas beers go, this was one of the better ones.
KeefOz (624) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep red-brown colour with virtually no head. Very faint aroma of roasted grain. Initial taste slightly roasted grain but then with a moderate bitterness, light sweetness and a trace sour. Medium to light body. Long slightly bitter finish. Bit like a light stout and something different to ales or lagers.