Lukehh (11) - - DEC 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favourite beers. It looks fantastic in the glass. Pillowy and foamy. It smells piney and refreshing. The taste is really deep and comforting and malty, with a brilliant full bitterness. Lots of good complimentary aroma, flavour and bittering hops. A pleasure to drink every year.
Acid303 (665) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Great beer, I like it so much. Perfectly balanced bitterness, surprising considering the ginger presence (quite subtle). Lots of pine notes. I did not expect such a wonderful experience, which of course I highly recommend. I don’t see anything wrong.
drpimento (3009) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super tasting beer with hints of the pine needles and ginger. Lots of frothy head and lace. Incredibly easy drinking. Bit of alcohol warmth towards the end of the finish. Fab brew.
kalervo (998) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful India pale ale with enjoyable hints of gentle spices. Beautiful beer too.
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good IPA,for Christmas it’s the best. herbs, citrus, resin, with pine and grapefruit in the first line. caramel, floral, orange and ananas. golden, hazy, white foam, rocky head. heavy cloying sweetness, full body, thin feel, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, astringent, , with some pineapple,ananas,lime,orange, grapefruit and pine and resins. Very good one.
josanguapo (991) - SPAIN - DEC 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 2x11. Great aroma, taste and feel. Very refreshing.
mkel07 (4983) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. The big hop notes burst forth from the bottle the second the cap comes off. Pours with a big volcanic ash cloud of foam that sits atop a golden amber base. You get hop aromas by the noseful, sweet, floral and citrusy all at once. They should bottle that scent and sell it as aftershave. Thick and syrupy in the mouth with lots going on in the way of flavour. Pine needle aftertaste on the palate is good and even the foam tastes good. Great colourful label and another quailty beer from Mikkeller. It is a shame that Christmas comes but once a year. This is awesome.
Japalo (1776) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@christmas@præstemosen. Amber haze.
Half finger foam. Tons of citrus and plenty of exotic fruites. Balanced moderate sour-bitter finish. Mistelten yes yes it must be present in the brew. Dangerous! We are still alive;)
77ships (7435) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
15 cl. draft sample @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. IPA brewed with ginger & pine needles (really? Odd, like a serious amount or just a dash? If a lot where did they get enough? Pick them? Is pine finally justified as a tasting note? I am seriously curious here?) Either way, I believe that I have done all Mikkeller x-beers of 2012 now, no clunkers here, all fine beers just like this one. I dig even the label of this one, it is so silly & I am usually not a fun of his work. Pours a hazy orange with a creamy white head. Smell is sweet peach, American hops, sweet yeast, summer fruits, flowers,… Taste is sweet, yeast, peaches, floral hops, American hops, sugary, light flowers, summer fruits, oranges,… Fuller body, seriously yummy IPA. Well done & yeah and IPA is not Christmasy but after so many heavy Belgian quead’s, ales etc. it is a fine change of pace.
airrick2003 (854) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 Appearance: medium golden color with a haze to it, pours with a very large beige head that settles into a nice density, amazing head retention Aroma: very yeasty, bread, milk almost, creamy, grass, pine, citrus, smells very good Taste: strong bitterness with notes of grass and strong pine, a bit of that pine needle taste from when I chewed on them as a kid, a nice malt note to it as well, citrus is there too Palate: soft carbonation, average mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste Overall: pretty awesome beer, has a strong bitterness throughout yet has many pleasant hop flavors as well, the yeast from the aroma does not show itself in the taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone