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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our traditional Christmas Ale, brewed with Pale, Wheat, Munich and Dextrine malts and hopped with Magnum and Styrian Goldings varieties. Delicately spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and pure vanilla extract.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32210) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
(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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24789) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a huge white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus and spices. Flavour of fruits, citrus, spices and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14562) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2002
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.

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