rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 RERATE: On tap at Plain Kitchen, Goteborg, Sweden. This is a good example of how a very good beer gets even better on tap. Great toffee and vanilla aroma with butterscotch. Malty butterscotchy flavor with vanilla notes, mixed with a nice hoppy bitterness. A favourite, thats for sure.
Old rating: Amber color, with a nice creamy and lasting brownish head. Aroma is very good from toffee and caramel, maybe some citrus in it as well. Has a good palate and flavor starts in a rather mild way. Then it turns into quite a bitterness. A little roasted, maybe just a little too bitter. (8/3/6/4/15)
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber. A nutty, vanilla aroma; almost vinous.
Soft and smooth palate.
A hoppy, nutty flavour.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper colour with a rich off-white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma. Rich hoppy flavour of roasted malts, vanilla and some licorice.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 Yeah, it has dark amber colour with hints of ruby. Beautiful big, long-lasting and creamy off-white head. Hoppy, fruity and slightly spicy aroma with hints of caramel and nuts. Smooth choclate flavour. Spices, coffee, caramel and some roasted notes. Finish is dominated by earthy hops, which is balanced with some malty creamy caramel notes. Great!
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is sweet, nutty, and yeasty with notes of chocolate. The color is nut brown and it has a beutiful light brown head. The flavor is fantastic: it is sweet and nutty with notes of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. It finishes on a nice mixed sweet and bitter note with the bitterness lingering for a long time and turning woody dry at last. The bitterness comes more the malt than the hops. The body is a little weak for a beer of 6.5% ABV, but is OK. A great beer - thanks Per.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 8, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby-dark amber color; generous head. Strange aroma, with some malt, hop, caramel, phenol, fudge. Not very strong body, but enough pleasant, with an extra light note of roasted barley. Dry ordinary palate, quite strong but not enough aromatic, with a touch of sourness. Not bad, but diminished by something chemical.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown color. Pours with a medium head - classic looking dark beer. Sweet and fruity, I like the flavor, but it is not as malty as many of the other strong ale's I've had. A slight roast and carmel flavor does come through with some hop bitterness. Slight bitterness on the finish. Good Beer
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oily, fruity with a hint of honey, amber-colored ale designed special for winter. Very cool label (very thin paper though :)
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best Swedish Christmas Ale 2002 according to all (3) tastings I had in december: A fullbodied ale with a perfect balance between the sweetness and the bitterness.But in my opinion not a beer for the Swedish Smorgosbord, this ale is best enjoyed as an apertif or a digestif.
Tolik99 (47) - USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect beer for Christmas night.