sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Rated cold. Pours deep red with a small pink-beige head. Aroma is cherries, some minty and herbal spice, oak, some gingerbread. Taste is sweet cherries, some spices (clove maybe?), a little vanilla and a sour bite in the middle. Finishes sweet. Palate is crisp and a little sticky. Medium carbonation. Tried this also warmed up but all it did was tone down the flavors.
Marstonlad (171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tried this first cold and later warm, as recommended. When poured cold from the bottle, appearence is dark ruby red with some white foam forming and staying on the sides of the glass. Aroma has lots of cherries, some spiciness and also sour and earthy notes. The taste is quite sweet with the flavour of cherry dominant, as expected. Spices and some tartness in the finish balance excellently. The palate is smooth, medium bodied and sticky. When warmed and poured, the head is big, white and frothy. Aroma has cherries and spices but cherries are not as dominant as cold. The taste is similar to Gluhweins or glögi; this is a good, a bit lighter but equally warming substitute to them. Sweetness, cherries and spices are balanced; the palate still very smooth. Overall, this beer tastes very much like Christmas, especially warm.
Psytron (875) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell of cherry. Blood red colour, rosy head. Aroma of cherry, spices, red berries. Very sweet, slightly sour.
Beerheart65 (679) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark red, thin pink head, but nice lacing . Medium strong fresh aroma has cherry and other berries (raspberry), green apple. Medium body, soft feel, sweet with just a little bit balancing sourness, finish is long with lot of cherry. Liked the pure flavor and aroma this has.
Ktwse (714) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled warm... Pours a deep red with medium pink head. Aroma is really rich with cherries and red fruit, the alcohol is actually quite present but probably because it has been warmed. Taste is surprisingly pleasant. Quite sweet, obviously warming, and with just a very faint sourness present. Finish is very sweet. Body is light to medium, carbonation is fairly low in the mouth despite the somewhat tall head. Being a Swede, I’m used to "glögg" and this is definitely in that area. The sweetness is almost too strong, but overall a nice experience.
Beerhammaren (547) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.75l bottle @ Alko
(heated rate) Pours deep red with pinkish foamy head. Aroma is cherry, some malts, red berries, alcohol. Flavor is malty, cherry, some herbs. Nicely bittery and malty palate.
ration (1651) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
221212. Bottle at home, heated. Aroma wine like fruity glög spicy taste. Not very beer like, but nice still. Not Bad.
Kita (422) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.33l. Clear amber brown color with large fluffy pinkish head. Aroma of cinnamon, wine, raisins, cherry and berries. Taste starts sweet and sour fruity, while followed light spicy. Full body, sticky texture and soft carbonation in palate. Unique with warm serving, otherwise tastes like glühwein...
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. 17 LGK. BB 19/??/23??. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland. HHOKXII.
Served warm. Dark red colour with small creamy reddish head.
Sweet red currant and cherries in aroma.
Sweet red currant, some sweetness, cherries and spices in flavour. Spices are tickling in the throat. Nice beverage but that much Kriek like when warmed.
Kingi (277) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red colour, pinkish white head. Stuffy cherry and spices aroma. Pleasant cherry spice Taste, light sweetness light sourness. Finish short and weak. Works at room temperature also.