mr_h (2434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Edward G Wylie, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin off-white head, good lacing, mild fruity hop aroma with a bit of spice, sweet malty, fruity, well balanced, carbonation is quite high
jamesie1857 (1225) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle.Pours deep golden with a small off-white head.Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, grassy and spicy hops with some malty notes. Flavour is bitter and sweet with some caramel and malt. A dry finish, medium to thin body, average carbonation. Not too bad, but not very festive!
Beerhammaren (893) - 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 (3716) - 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 (1883) - 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 (3559) - 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 (2487) - 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 (1995) - 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 (2977) - 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 (894) - 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.