Shaney (2352) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rotbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Krone. Malzdominantes Aroma mit harzigem Hopfen. Vollmundiger Antrunk. Karamellmalz mit Getreide- und Nussaromen, leicht toastig. Der harzige Hopfen klingt lange nach; leicht spritig im Abgang.
omikr0n (570) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thick white head. Aroma is sundried fruits, spices, licorice. Flavor is malt, hops, fruits, alcohol.
TheCametron (1511) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Nick. Pours clear Reddish Brown with an off-white head. Doughy aroma. Liquid bread. Full bodied and caramel flavoured base. The ’christmas; elements are quite subdued which isn’t unpleasant. There’s an almost medicinal hop edge to it as well. Very nice but not as bold as other Matuskas.
Dedollewaitor (13013) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Pivni Rozmanitost, Prague. Pours clear ruby amber with a creamy head and lacings. Lots of fresh piney and grapefruity hops. Some caramel, very vague spices and a power piney bitter finish that lastes throughout. Smooth and dry.
mmahut (290) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal bronze body with massive head. Aroma is sweet and alcohol. From the taste I would say little bit too much alcohol as it is overkilling the malt sweetness. Some nutty flavours on the background. Finish is bitter and (again) with tones of alcohol. Maybe the alcohol is that should be so Christmas about it? :)
angelkostvo (436) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is dark orange, clear with creamy head. Aroma of dough,... that’s all I can get. Taste is light sweet and a bit bitter at the end, well balanced. You can feel some cloves when you drink it. A bit like mulled wine dry ending.. Soft carbonation, sticky texture and long finish. I like it a lot
Mowbeer (326) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had this bottled and on tap.Pours amber with a spicy,rich,bold aroma.All the right spices and flavors you would expect from a Christmas beer,nutmeg,cinnamon,clove,ginger bread,pine,berries,red and black currant,roasted chestnuts,eggnog..
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Amber in colour, aroma of Christmas spices and the taste is more of the same with nutmeg and some dark, Christmas pudding fruits. Very good.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared with mowbeer and skykob for our annual xmas beertasting session. approached with much excitement being, after all, from matuska. anyways - rich amber with a quickly diminishing head; aroma suggesting red berry with hints os cinnamon and nutmeg; plenty of warming alcohol which was actually pleasant and some tinny, rusty bitterness. perhaps didn’t come together as convincingly as some other matuska beers but still a decent drop
SKyKoB (3) - Rochester, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle of this Czech brew with MowBeer and MotelPogo for Christmas. Very tasty, strong beer, nice finish, not too sticky. Very bold, amber color. Lots of fruity Christmas tastes; nutmeg, raisins, slightly metallic aftertaste. Great for the holidays. From one of our more favorite breweries here in CZ. Drank it from a Budweiser Clydesdale Christmas glass.