yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 12. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Sweet orange fruity aroma with a mild malt base beneath. Very minor spice aroma note too. Flavour holds a mild yeasty note. Acidic, citric and slight spiced flavour. Ends with a caramel malt note and mild spice flavour. Nice.
Ungstrup (31467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botled. A hazy orange-amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet spicy with junipers standing out, but also with lighter notes of wheaty and fruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of fruit as well as a touch of juniper, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden with a creamy, off-white head. Somewhat chewing gum-like fruit aroma. Medium body, lightly sweet fruit accents and again this touch of chewing gum. Almost no bitterness. 021107
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden coloured with a huge white head.
Aroma of fruits, citrus and spices.
Flavour of fruits, citrus, spices and yeast.
omhper (21887) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (1994 vintage). Hazy amber colour. Aroma of nutmeg, orange, lemon and papery malt. Dryish with interesting, gently oxidized malt character and sparkling mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Still fresh and alive, I liked it!
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting
Hazy orange color. Fruity, woody and a bit sour aroma.; some apples apricots and flowers. Medium body, some dry malt flavor, a bit woody, too poor at the end. Ordinary bitterness. Not interesting.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour into a pint glass is fantastic on this one. A clear amber color with a fluffy white head which leaves some great lacing.
S: The nose is rather disappointing, especially considering the name of the beer. A bit of muddled spice (perhaps some nutmeg and cinnamon), and a slight pepper aroma.
T: The flavors are more impressive, with the typical winter ale players. Nutmeg and cinnamon are again the main spices with a slight sweetness and maybe even some vanilla. The finish has an ever so slight bitterness to it.
M: The sip really fills your mouth and the carbonation gives the beer an almost creamy feel, very nice and pleasantly surprising.
D: Just about no alcohol presence and some nice flavors from a holiday ale. I was expecting a hoppier brew, given the name, but was not let down either way.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 Cloudy amber, vibrant-looking. The aroma is heavily spicy - ginger, orange, cinnamon oils, herbal hop and lightly bready malts. Full cinnamon/ginger taste, mace, some bready malts and soft bitterness. I like where this goes, even if the cinnamon and mace oils are a little heavy-handed.
bhensonb (12957) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complicated aroma of winter appropriate spices. Hazy golden amber color with a frothy head that tries to leap out of the glass. Starts with cinnamon and other spice, and some malty sweetness. The hop bitterness is thoroughly mixed with spice, herb and malt. Grand finish of balanced flavors. Not so obnoxiously spiced as many Xmas ales. This one tickles the palate. Quite a treat.
argo0 (12500) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and somewhat hoppy aroma, with hint of vanilla. Flavor is disappointing, as the ’Hoppy’ in the name never really materializes. Instead, there’s some spiciness and mild hops. Overall, an OK beer, just not really what I expected.