ogivlado (6473) - 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 (6816) - 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 (12986) - 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 (4710) - Tromsø, 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 (18099) - 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.
Beer5000 (5192) - 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 Bière 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.
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear, amber golden with a rough, off-white head. Lightly sweet aroma of roasted malt. Medium body with sweetish, roasted malt and a dry, hoppy finish. Obviously bottom fermented, more of a Bock really. 191207
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A golden to amber beer with a white head. The aroma is of caramel malt and light fruity. The taste is sweet caramel malt, and fruity. Medium body with a light dry finsh.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden clear colour with a little head. Light aroma of grains, corn and hints of hops. Flavour of malt, caramel and little hoppy at the end. Very uninteresting