duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 Draught@Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Quite sweet, with a slightly estery yeasty character, with light nutty, malty notes, and some warming alcohol in the finish. Some light spiceyness in the finish.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice sweet beer with lots of spices. Sweet, maybe too sweet for ½ a liter, but good in small doses. A truely christmasbeer!
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with hardly any head. Heavily spiced aroma. Also quite unilaterally spiced flavour, almost too much to drink. Would be good to pour into a beef stew.
anders37 (20910) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown colour with a small tan head. Malty spicy aroma. Sweet malty spicy hoppy flavor. Malty finish with some spicy hints in the aftertaste.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of a fine Dane.
Body is dark opaque brown with a diminishing, bubbly yet somewhat creamy, thumb thick tan head.
The aroma holds sharp whiffs of dark fruit, cherry, prune, raisins and a touch of licorice for good measure. It smells both oily and dusty though which detracts from the fruit.
Cocoa, chocolate, light natural black licorice, stewed raisins and some mild mace like spice. Very nice. If the intensity were amped up a little more this could be special. Also get some slightly tart caramel malt and a faint hint of smokiness.
thebeertourist (5161) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with a decent khaki head. Sharp berry aroma. Flavours combine chocolate and berries with a hint of smokiness and some spices towards the finish. Medium to full body. A complex Christmas brew.
Plovmand (7293) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Typical Christmas Beer style color - brown. Nice aroma of anise and coriander and dark friuts. Taste is sweet and warm from the alcohol but with some kind of refreshing anise and coriander taste. Very nice one.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy brownish colour. Bit creamy off-white long lasting head. Sweet aroma of some chocolate and fruits along with plenty of anise and coriander. The flavour has plenty of anise and coriander along with the malt.
The aftertaste is long lasting with a good touch of sweetness. Very Christmasish indeed, almost too much.
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Horsens Beerfestival. Golden brown with light brown mostly diminishing head. Aroma offers plenty of maltiness and spices. Good mouthfeel and flavor dominated by more malt and spices. Average bittersweet finish. Well made but seems a little off.
Svesse (7510) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Ölbaren, Copenhagen) Dark brown/amber colour, hazy, with beige head. Fruity nose with notes of ginger biscuit, cardamom and balanced hints of malt in the background. Fruity taste with chocolate, marzipan and a nice bitterness in the spicy finish. Slightly wineous with some alcohol shining through. Overall a nice and well balanced brew.