Camons (4536) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, sweet frlower, grass. Flavor mallt, sweet caramel, flowers, light sweet spice. Medium body, average carbonation. 011212
OleR (4376) - 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.
gunnar (4354) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Cardinal. Pours golden with a very thin head. Weak malty aroma. Taste is light sweet, malt,berries. Dries up at the end. Strange christmas brew.
kappldav123 (4293) - Nordhausen, 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.
Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Average off-white bubbly head that mostly lasted. Clear sparkling body with a light golden color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of herbal, spice, grain, caramel, roses and dusty grain. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet flavor with a hint of acidic. Light sweet herbal finish. 5 / 3 / 5 / 3 / 10
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with a fairly frothy head and a lightly hopped aroma with a malty edge. The flavour is weak to start off with but finishes with a strong alcoholic flavour with malty undertones. Overall a reasonable Christmas biere de garde.
Beer4000 (4118) - 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.
jaghana (3300) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 75cl. An dark amber beer with a big white head. The beer is not complex at all, very less malty, the bitter-orange taste is too present (like drinking beer with Picon). Quite disepointing beer less intresting than the Pils one.
ClubGonzo (3235) - 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???
Finn (3089) - 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