Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Brd. Schmidt, Viby J, Dk.
Amber with beige head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with caramel and spices.
kappldav123 (5381) - GERMANY - OCT 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle looks very good, really christmas-like. Beer in the glass copper-coloured, small head. Starts strong and spicy, like a good festbier. But the finish is more and more metallically and dry, not as spicy as the beginning. Not my favourite.
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250ml bottle from Monoprix, Marseille. A mildly syrupy lager. Not much happening - some honey notes. Drinkable and acceptable, but not otherwise note worthy.
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.
Beer4000 (4987) - 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.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Colorful 650 ml bottle. (Christmas decorated) Fruity Belgo-yeast to the nose. Taste is bland fruitiness with mild, underpowered malts and hops. Watery palate. Empty finish.
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
Idiosynkrasie (4671) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml bottle. Clear copper with yellowish off-white head. Grainy aroma, hay and straw, minimal alcohol note. Taste is sweet caramel, fizzy grainy and slightly alcoholic finish. Nothing special.
ClubGonzo (4562) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Oh man, what a bummer. The hefty Norwegian price tag kept my expectations up all the way until the pouring. While the smell is interesting, the beer just splashes freely into my huge Du Monde Blanc 0,7 (in effect, line is a bit further down) glass and goes mute and deaf in about 2 seconds. No head, no life, despite my effort to create some foam to smell and look on top of this thing. Bleak, slightly-tanned-lager appearance, not exactly what I had hoped for. This is definitely one of the beers I should’ve read the ratings for BEFORE purchase... Oh well, down it goes, with all its weak, somebody-dissolved-my-chewing-gum flavor to it. Doesn’t even hold enough alcohol to get my consolation drunkenness on. Bad, bad, bad. And they dare brand this s**t Christmas beer???
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very heady aroma has some spices and oranges. Brown with thin head. Dark malt flavour with some oranges, spices, lots of alcohol. There is an aftertaste that is almost like iodine. Low carbonation. Different isn’t always a good thing. Entered from notes from Summer of 2002.