ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Ölbutikken via a friend. Shady golden, medium white head. Fruity, perfumy, piney hop aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium to high bitterness.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark golden color with off white head. Aromas of tropical fruits and pine. Similar flavors with moderate bitterness and some sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a world of dark Belgian winter beer, this one stands out with the best of them for pale wintertime ales!
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elbernays (296) - IRELAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy peach. White head. Tropical fruits on the nose. Sharp bitterness with some caramel on the finish.
mmahut (536) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in cloudy, orange with hugr white head. Aroma has mango, sweet bloody orange, caramel notes upfront. Taste is sweet with syripy biterness. Body is full with good carbontion. Bon pari.
Toomio (94) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aika tiukkaa tavaraa. Hajujen sekametelisoppa. Aivan hyvä jouluolut. Kyllä tätä voi ostaa.
Armadill0 (186) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden yellow, clear. Medium white head. Aroma has sweet resin, pine and grain.
Taste has fruit, orange, honey and some pine. Nothing IPAish in this beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Well rounded yet mild taste.
mjakopa (169) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy darker yellow with lots of head that dissipates after a while. Aroma is fruity, sweet, pineapple, and very fresh. Taste is quite hoppy but not bitter, some citrus notes, with more fresh exotic fruity flavours. Aftertaste is quite dry but not hoppy, just slightly bitter with hints of pine. This is a very balanced, unique and extremely drinkable beer. For fans of hoppy christmas ales!
gegwilson (520) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BeerRitz in Leeds. A beer flavoured with ginger and pine needles didn’t sound very appetising, but this was really good. Poured golden amber with a frothy white head. V ery citrtus hop aroma. Interesting strong flavours with a pineapple finish the most prevelant. There’s caramel and spices in there too. Ginger too, but nicely hidden in the background rather than dominating. The pine notes are in the finish. Good.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at a sampling event. From notes. Citrus and grapefruit with a decent bit of caramel . Loads of holiday baking spices. Pretty good.