SHIG (4014) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Swing top bottle: Poured a golden amber with froathy white head. Sweet grassy aroma. Watery malt flavor. Not even close to what i expected for a Christmas beer. This could be on the shelf all year around with a normal label if you ask me. JMO
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Bottle 0.5 l. Very non-christmasy. Strong lager like stated earlier. I would almost call this a summer beer rather than winter beer, as it’s kinda fruity. Not much bitterness. Not a bad beer by any means, just not that wintery.
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 (5L minikeg) Crystal clear apple juice body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, peach, light earthy. Soft light-medium body.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing very Christmaslike about this, I would rather call it a strong lager. Fine golden colour, fine head, but there is nothing in the taste to distinguish this form anything else. Better packaging than beer.
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Yellow with white mostly lasting head. Good balance between hops and and malt in the aroma. Straight forward flavor of malt and hops - a very "clean" beer. Creamy on the palate. Pretty lasting finish. Weel made.
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Nice light malty and hoppy aroma. Banana-notes. Very nice moderate bitetr grassy flavor. Really nice finish. Oily palate. This should be a spring-beer.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500 ml bottle. Golden colour and crystal clear. Small white head (basically only a thin film). Grainy aroma, much like in the non-alcohol lagers. Crisp bitterness at first, but then little except more graininess. Nothing interesting here. A little wheat perhaps, but in all very bland.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light golden color, small short-lasting white head. Sweet grain and malt aroma. Sweet and caramelly taste as well. Drinkable and forgettable
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a nice mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and softly spiced. Nice alternatived to danish heavily spiced beers.
Skinnyviking (7942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Small white head. Clear golden body. Dry malt aroma and flavor. Not my idea of a christmas beer. Lacks spices.