Maria (9905) - Thisted, - NOV 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s unclear, dark, red mahogany with a creamy head. Sometimes IMO anise is a killer in beer, especially when it gives me associations to rubber in both aroma and flavor. I do however also find notes of caramel, berries and light smoke in the aroma. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of spice, caramel, dry citrus, fruit, berries, light smoke, cinnamon and again the anise/rubber before the dry finish.
Lilja (1204) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lagrad ett år. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, belgisk jäst, en aning rök, humle och malt. Ett gott julöl.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, 7.5% ABV, bought at a reduced price at Ølbutikken, Cph in May 2010. Properly stored and matured in my cellar. Nice bottle design, as always, of reindeer and Santa. Deep, mahogany coloured body topped by a fawn-coloured head. Lacking lacework. Malt-fruity aroma with emphasis on the fruity part. Dried and ripe fruits in flavour with caramel malts beneath, lightly spiced. Citrus hoppy ending. Soft in the mouth. Well balanced, warming and refreshing (Tromsø, 27.12.2011).
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark amber color with medium size head. Strong ale, hmm it says there is used a pinch of smoked malt, I will say a snow shovel smoke malt.
Camons (4490) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit and spices. Taste is sweet caramel malt, sweet fruit, plums, banana, spices. Medium body, soft carbonation. 171109
Rasmus40 (8879) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, spicy and a bit of smoke. Flavor is Medium sweet and moderate bitter. Finish is dry and spicy. 071109
Ungstrup (27642) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is dominated by fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, and smoke, leading to a dry smokey finish.
Vignale (1626) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Provad vid 2010 års julölsprovning. Ett år gammal känns humle lite blek, röken ytterst lätt, men den belgiska jästen har fått mogna ut och göra det till en lite udda belgostils trippel. Trevligt.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 09/2014)
Dark brown color, small steady beige head. Aroma has strong anise, licorice and caramel. Medium-bodied. Strong anise also in the flavor but strong boiled green beans as well! Sweetish overriped banana too. Otherwise this would be like Aventinus but those vegetables are a bit too dominating.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (from Estate Wine). Quite deep ambery brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is spices, sweet malts, mild dark dry fruits and some slight raisins. Flavour is spices, mild banana, some sweet malts as well as mild yeastyness.
anders37 (14708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Green Lion, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with some hints of smoke. Fruity malty spicy smoky flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy finish.