stouby (3424) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botttle, at No. 5.
Redbrown with beige head, almost diminishing, modest lacings, unfiltered. Aroma moderate malty, light hoppy (brown sugar, caramel, koriander, star anis). Flavor moderate sweet, light bitter, long duration. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated. The alcohol is felt. Reminds of a Belgian abbey-ale, missing bitterness.
sunevdj (2915) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2005 Pours dark brown with a yellow head. Sweet and malty. Aromas of Spices (corriander) yeast and alcohol. Long bittersweet finish. Funny, I´ve handbrewed a beer very much like this. Mine was a bit fuller though. Recepe can be seen on:
http://www.haandbryg.dk/cgi-bin/beercalc.cgi?pic Dubbel med Koriander og Honning&mine=on&sort=date&stylesort=0&numshow=50&n
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet aroma. Round in flavour with a sweet taste of refined sugar. Hints of caramel in finish and aftertaste. Not nearly as much anis as in the 2004.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Christmas brew from this Roskilde micro. Brewed wth star anise and coriander.Powerful aroma masks the hight alocohol content, and the Belgian yeast kicks in and gives a splendid finish.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Muddy brown colour with a small baige head. Sweet caramel malty, oranges, spicy aroma and a sweet malty, light alcoholic dry, spicy, fruity taste. Medium body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 On tap at Fynske Øldage, Odense, Denmark. Copper-colored hazy beer with a small, light tan head. American hops in aroma, citrus-fruits and some alcohol. The alcohol is not overpowering in neither aroma nor flavor. Belgo-flavors with grapefruit and sweet malt, caramel and hints of oranges. Sweet aftertaste with a long bitterness. Rating: 8-4-8-4-17-4.1. 051029
Bottle, at Esbjerg Beerfestival. A hazy, amber beer with a nice off-white head. Sweetish nose with alcohol and some spices. Sweet, citrusy and spiced flavor, malty sweet and with a nice bitterness. Warming and full-bodied, with a fine bitterness in the finish. Overall, a nice beer, a bit too warming, and I remember it to be much better. Maybe we have grown both of us. 091023
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unclear dark brown beer with an OK light brown head. The aroma contains notes of oranges, lemon, caramel, and alcohol, while the flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel and nuts, but also fruits - I pick up oranges. Nice with the extra power.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear dark brown with a fine tan head. Lots of spices and yeast in the aroma. Tones of fruit and a warming note of alcohol. Strong velvety flavor of malt and heavy spices specially anise. Citrus and pineapple in there as well. Good bitter finish, almost biding. As said, soft mouthfeel. Highly drinkable despite the high ABV and spicyness. Very nice.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) Less star aniseed and a shipload of extra malt drives the alcohol way up in this new version of Herslevs Christmas offering. Unclear brown with an orangey glow and an off-white head. Sweetish, fruity aroma. Very potent body, sweetish vinous with distinct notes of oranges. Very marked and warming alcohol. Incredibly full-bodied but perhaps a tad too heavily alcoholic. 281005
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Brewpub København. Very spicy nose with notes of anise and mint. Hazy dark crimson body with a small white head. Light sweetness in the flavor with spicy notes, especially anise. Just a tad too boring IMO.