Turtles (1757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber with several small bubbles in the glass. Medium size white head, good lacing. Spicy aroma, Christmas spices, cinnamon, cardamom. Medium carbonated, dry and woody mouthfeel. Spicy taste, cinnamon, dried ginger, cloves, cardamom, grassy with a floral bitterness. Slightly rough.
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beige head. Clear deep dark red body with light carbonation.
Fruity lavender and cardamom aroma with cloves and cola nut notes.
Sweetish wooden vinuous spicy taste with lavender and cardamom notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry spicy wooden fruity aftertaste
with lavender and sandal wood notes. Nice and drinkable. Quite vivid
and clear flavours. (0.33l bottle, from Systembolaget, Torp.)
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle from a mate, sampled on December 12, 2014. BB 2015-03-14, Batch 612.
Hazy amber to copper oxide color, big lasting fluffy off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Sweet, malty, spicy, herbal, floral scent. Herbal, some choriander, citrus, floral taste. Floral stems, sugary sweet, herbal, nutmeg aftertaste. Medium, sort of low CO2 mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness.
HULK777 (543) - - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma containing spices and some caramel. Taste of ginger, various Christmas spices, and light bread.
olsvammel (5720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Lots of green apples on the nose, also some cinnamon and ginger and other spices. Similar taste with a dry slightly harsh finish.
Nische (1802) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish copper color with off white head. Aroma has lots of spices with cinnamon and cloves. Taste is spicy and sweet with cinnamon, cloves, raisins. I almost sense some gingerbread in it. Although a bit metallic it’s pretty good.
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy, brownish orange with a large and thick head. Aroma is melted butter, dough and cardamom. Spicy, dry flavour with notes of melted butter, flowers and caramel. OK beer.
Nisse666 (6043) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from SB cons 2013-12-24 Karlskoga
AR: chocolate, cloves, spicey
AP: amber clear, frothy fizzy shiny beige head
F: wee chocolate, ginger, cloves, to heavily spiced...
omhper (22999) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Cloudy amber, small head. Aroma of ginger and cardamom. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity and lightly caramelly. Mid bitter finish.
Pyrmir (5398) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, tested blindly. Reddish copper color with off white head. Aroma has lots of christmas spice, bubble gum, cinnamon and cloves. Taste is spicy and sweet, bubble gum, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and metallic notes. Not bad