MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Small white head. Fruity aroma. Malty flavour with a hint of smoke. Very nice beer.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Brown - offwhite head. Bread, malty, berries, wierd malty, straw, almost no hop... boring !!
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2000
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany hued ale, subtley spiced with what tastes like cinnamon and orange zest, but also with good
dark malt character and the trademark earthy hoppiness and notes of cocoa. A little sweeter than your average Jamtlands.
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 03/2007)
Ruby red color, small but steady coffee head. Nice hoppy aroma (grapefruit, pineapple). Medium-bodied. Cracker malty, pine needles hoppy (Cascade?). Kind of American feeling here. Well balanced winterbier - not very Christmasy though.
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light chocolate and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Very drinkable. 231212
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought at Systembolaget, Malmö. Thank you, myrup. Pours great mahogany with a small, frothy/creamy, off-white head. Mild aroma, some roasted malts, a little fruitiness and general sweetness. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel - light dryness. Fine malty flavour, light chocolate, fine roasted malts. Good dryness. Some light cherries with some light hoppiness. Really nice and very drinkable.
Pinball (10846) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber smooth offwhite head.
sweet malty aroma, dark caramel.
flavor is sweet, flowery, caramelly.
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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)
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Powerfull roasted chocolate flavor. Long chocolate finsih. Creamy palate. Great stuff.
madsberg (10233) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Bottled: Dark ruby. High carbonation. Very nice foam. It has a very pleasant - and christmaslike - aroma. Notes of spices and some yeast. Nice. Flavour is spicy, smoothe, well-balanced and has strong notes of coffee. Very nice bitterness in the end. One of the best Scandinavian christmasbrews, I've tasted.