Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a dark brown/red color. Aroma is fruity with some roasted malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and nice. Taste is dark fruits,spice and some rosted malt.
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium light brown head. Deep dark barely translucent red body. Light roasty sooty aroma with sugary fruity notes. Dry-sweetish roasty minty taste with resiny chocolatey notes. Lightish body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry burnt spicy licorice and chocolate aftertaste with light acidity. Nice, drinkable. (0.5l bottle from gr0ve.)
Linnet (1171) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
creamy beige head. Colour is almost black. Aroma is hoppy, spicy, caramel, dark fruit. Flavour is sweet, spicy I think I note some flavour of coffee and chocolate. There is a very nice biterness to this beer. This year’s edition is much better than last year’s.
KnutAlbert (6282) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby beer, bottled.
Rich and malty. Sweet, a little burned sugar. Some hoppy dryness, though it comes across as too sweet.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Pours a dark red/brown color in my Jämtlands glass. It has a nice foamy head. A bit of lacing.
Aroma is interesting of caramel, very malty, some toffee notes along with a typical fruitiness.
Flavour is malty, caramely (very caramely actually) with a good bitterness. Notes of citrus, some aromatic hops, toffee and dried fruits, it also got a slightly burnt note with a bit of nuttiness. Overall very balanced and tasty. There’s also some special Jämtland note, which I tend too find in moast of there beer. Here it makes it very well with the other flavours, so nothing negative about that.
Mouthfeel is quite smooth and filling with a certain "bite" in it.
A very drinkable and nice Christmas beer, I’m glad I finally tried it.
Bananamaniac (35) - Kristinehamn, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the very best beers from Jämtlands together with the Postiljon ESB. Rich flavours of different nuts, a nice hint of raisins and som liquorice too! Have to buy som more of these next christmas, only got to lay my hands on one..
Joakgust (984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle - Christmasy nutty color with a medium sized disappearin head. Chocolate and roasted nuts rich aroma. Malty flavor which mixes well with medium heavy bitterness. One of the better swedish Christmas ales!
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle. Pours a reddish brown colour with a beige head. Winter spices and hoppy on the nose - also some sweet liquorice, dried fruits and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel but a bit watery. Some sweetness. Some roasted and earthy notes - liquorice, spices and coffee. The finish is a bit thin with some bitterness. I was a bit disappointed with this one.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle. Almost opaque dark ruby with medium head. Aroma of toffee, red wine, dark sugar. Taste is caramel and butter, finishing with a nice bitterness and some alcohol sting.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Dark brown color, big off-white head. Nice sweetness, malt and fruit. Fine hoppy bitterness. God jul!