Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Auchan, Strasbourg. Clear amber colour, aroma of malt and herbs, medium-size head. Full-bodied, malty with hints of caramel, herbs and christmas spices. Slightly fruity with a touch of orange peel. Pleasantly hoppy in the finish.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber colour under a firm pale beige head, nice lace, dusty nose with subtle notes of undefined spices and oranges, sweet and with a rather low carbonation, medium-bodied, some bitterness introduces a smooth and moderately dry spicy finish where more notes of oranges shows up - a surprisingly good beer from Meteor
Embrouille (2774) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled 50cl. Decent deep golden beer with a beige, nicely remaining head. Agressive metallic waxy nose with a hint of fennel and lime. Some orange and lime in the taste which is metallic and waxy. Fennel again in the finish which is accompanied by onion.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled(250ml). -Dark golden coloured, medium sized lasting white head, malty caramel nose. The taste is also very malty, light fruity and caramel with notes of spices and few alcohol hints. Boring Noël.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear fully golden colour with a small white head. Malty, fruity and spicy aroma and taste with an alcohol sweet note.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Copper body with light carbonation. Fruity, lemony aroma with notes of lime. Sweetish fruity lemony taste, again with a kind of lime background. Clean, medium mouthfeel. Dry malty caramelly aftertaste dominated by the same lemon/lime character. Not terribly complex, and extremely unusual, but quite OK. This is really the beer Corona should have been. What the association with Christmas could possibly be I really couldn’t say. (0.65l bottle from the wine monopoly.)
gunnfryd (9326) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, sweet, yeast. Flavour is dry, sweet, yeast, citrus, spices. Not a christmas beer, but i like it in a way.
Finn (3089) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0,65l. Golden colored. A shortlived creamy head. Aroma of berries. The flavor is dominated by sweet fruit and berries. Sourish bitter finish. No Christmas feeling at all. Label design better than the content.KI=4
cgarvieuk (12236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Stephen (gowdy)(well probably his wife) for this ... copper ... sweet ... quite a bitt of spice ... little caramel malt ... little bit of lemon fruitness.
Beer4000 (4101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
650ml bottle. Clear golden body with intensive carbonation and a small off/white head. The aroma is vague malty and a bit perfumed (spices?), don’t like that smell. Flavor is quite mild malty with some kind of perfumed bitterness. Watery body and not well-balanced, a bit to thin and sweet. Forget the Christmas stash, the world has room for a wider idea of a suitable beer for the season than Norwegians. As a Bičre de Garde I find this more ordinary and with a lack of the flavors I expect compared with others I have sampled. To ordinary and weak.