berlinoise2go (555) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Oslo). Hazy amber colour. Finger-thick offwhite head, settles as a bubbly film with some lacing. Very hoppy aroma with grapefruit and orange peel, and some caramel and yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste is predominantly dry and bitter with a juicy-sweet backdrop. Appears overall well-balanced and quite refreshing. Lacks the xmas factor, but that’s maybe the point?
brnandersen (1382) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle poured in to a tulip. Dark, amber-orange colour with a bubbly off-white head. Fruity-bitter aroma with caramel malts, citrus, grapefruits and pine needles. Some peach. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, creamy teture, soft carbonation. Long lasting bitter finish with a fruity hops. Well made beer, good with a spicy, non-Christmas dish.
SaintMatty (4298) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Copper with a haze and a foamy head. Pine, toffee, grapefruit, strawberries and spicy malt in the aroma. Hoppy, fruity and bitter taste with notes of dried fruit, pine, grapefruit and strawberries. Not particularly festive, but enjoyable all the same.
Nordcore (909) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Orange, hazy wit a big offwhite head. Aroma of hops, yeast and spices. Quite sweet taste with a dry hoppy end.
BitchPls (352) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown (lighter brown than a cola drink) beer with a small white foam. Very sweet and nice aroma. Like smelling a fruit purè (peach and cloudberries). The cloudberry component in the aroma is extra ordinarily good to my senses. I love it. The flavor is a disappointment compared to the marvelous aroma but it’s still good. The body is a little watery. The dryness, sweetness and bitterness is very well balanced. Neither of the components over power each other in any way. Actually I like this very much.
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is hazy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours are hops, dryness, fruits and malts.
Pyrmir (2448) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours hazy amber with a thick, bright orange head. Aroma heavy with grassy/flowery hops, aroma bitter. Lots of hops in the flavor aswell. Caramel but not much else in terms of malt flavors. Long bitterness.
mile (2475) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, citrus and piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, citrus and piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light caramel and faint fruitiness, sharp piney hoppyness. Quite nice aroma, but finish is it sharp and lacks fruitiness.
BoltonDK (437) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home.
Nice hoppy aroma.
Hazy amber color one finger white head.
Medium to full body.
Bolton Brew Rocks !!
Bathory (393) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An IPA with a generous malt profile. Citric aroma, which is followed in the taste. Quite bitter aftertaste. The balance between the hops and the malts could maybe have been a bit better, but it’s an interesting IPA for sure.