Rune (8716) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml dark blue, Yuletide-decorated bottle bought at Vinmonopolet in Harstad, and shared with Eva on a Saturday eve. Clear golden-amber body topped by a thin, ring of dimples. Pale malty aroma with an artificial impression. Sweet malty taste with notes of fresh berries and lemony fruits. Herbal dry endnotes. Lively carbonated. Some refreshments, sparse Christmas mood [Tromsø, 03.01.2009].
pivnizub (9153) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bouteille <Merci, Quack-Duck!> Deep golden to light amber coloured, rapidly collapsing off-white head. Lemons and cinnamon in the moderate sweetish-caramelly nose. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, a bit flat. Sweetish, Coca-Cola-like finish. No pleasure........
MoritzF (8644) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[25cl bottle, merci beaucoup à Quack-Duck pour les petites Françaises] Clear, amber colour with a cream-coloured, mid-sized foamy head. Sweet and slightly sourish malty nose with a touch of toffee and flowery as well as spicy accents, also quite artificial. Light-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Malt-accented, slightly fruity taste with spicy (pepper, cinnamon) notes. Quite dry and slightly bitter, spicy and shy hoppy finish with traces of alcohol that cannot be hidden. All in all not bad [20.XII.08].
KyotoLefty (6905) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Strassbourg, 2006.
Called Biere Aromatisee a l’orange, and it sure was. Amber color. Basically a cheap beer, with a little more malt character than their pils, but still not near enough. Hopping was not too bad. There was a ton of orange in there, certainly some kind of syrup as it was very sweet and caramelly. It was drinkable, but basically cheap alcopop. Slightly interesting, but forgettable.
Quack-Duck (8338) - 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 (9964) - 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 (2830) - 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 (6068) - 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 (5174) - 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 (6372) - 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.)