ClubGonzo (5300) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark, near-murky brown body with a thick, creamy off-white head. Nose is original and somewhat strange: sweet licorice, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, hints of raisins, black currants and nougat. It’s kinda like mixing a fruity imp stout with a Belgian strong ale. The taste is more in the vicinity of Belgium, with some spiciness I can’t quite put my finger on; perhaps a bit of cardamom, clove or cinnamon. Or maybe anis. It could very well be anis. Something Xmasy, at least. A pretty nice holiday brew from Herslev.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7th May 2010. Copenhagen Beer Festival. Cloudy brown beer. Soft light palate. Sweet smooth milky malt. A little spice. Okay.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma is malt, spices, coriander, clove and staranis. Flavour is sweet caramel, staranis, coriander. Light bitter aftertaste.
gunnfryd (13900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Esbjerg beerfestival. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, hop, malt, citrus. Flavour is dry, alcohol, hop, malt, candis sugar, citrus, caramel, orange. nice beer.
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thinn light brown head. Mahogany-red color. The aroma is a strange mix of fruit shot and strong red wine with some spices. The taste is sweet with a low to medium bitterness with a medium to big body.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber coloured with a creamy off white head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, yeast and spice. Flavours of caramel, raisins, spice and malt. Very belgian and very tasty.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Esbjerg. Pours an amber beer with almost no head. The aroma is sweet. The flavor is sweet, caramel and staranis. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer above average.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with a low head. Malty, very malty, but also with lots of rest sugar and some nice spices. The caramel malt dominates, but I can also detect some anis and other spices. A bit cloying, though - I could not have drunk a full bottle myself.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... thanks to Jan (once again) ... dark clowdy brown .... spiced dark malt nose ... dark malts ... some dark fruit ... again some spice.
jesperhammer (4041) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
06-NOV-2009, bottle @home.
Brown/red slightly hazy with nice high light brown head.
Malty nose with some yeast and spice.
Lots of malts in the flavor. Very belgian style - Trappist inspiration is clear, but also some barley wine character. I have heard Tore from the brewery call it close to a barley wine, and now that I have not got their barley wine (Mjølner) to compare it with, I can sense it. It is actually barley wine like. But then the x-mas spices steps in.
This is my third x-mas brew tonight, and by far the best. And always one of my favorite seasonal brews.