talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a clear golden color with a full, fluffy, creamy, off-white head which is mostly lasting and leaves scattered, drippy lace. The nose is pleasant with lots of pine resins, floral, herbal, light ginger, some pink grapefruit, and gooseberries. The flavor is very similar with lots of fruit (gooseberries, pink grapefruit), still quite resinous, piney, very faint ginger, and herbal underneath. The palate is lively, light to medium, and oily/sticky. The finish is mostly bitter, gooseberries, pine resins, and herbal. I actually liked this quite a bit; the intense fruit was pleasant for me, and the underlying herbal was a nice touch. The pine addition is an obvious complementary piece but the subtle ginger worked well in this, despite my skepticism. Just another great beer from Mikkeller.
EvanFriend (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus hops, a hint of ginger (not as much as I expected) over caramel malt flavors, fading into pine and hop bitterness. Very good.
mikesaum (571) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden orangr with a large rocky white head and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is pretty awesome, rich and creamy smelling along with a warm citrus with a touch of the ginger and some pine, also i notice faint pineapple as well. Taste is also some orange and pineapple,you can taste the ginger but you have to search a little for it because the pine and citrus overpower it a bit, nice smooth body. Great brew again from mikkeller.
Arve_Christian (2670) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Golden slightly hazy color, good foam. Good fruity aromas, hops, citrus, light pineapple. Good aroma intensity. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterneess & balance. very enjoyable
liinis (1473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Could have been very nice and tasty but too bitter for me this time to enjoy. Nice pineyness.
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mixer006 (8) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite beers, lovely spicy palate where the ginger hits, it appears a little cloudy but the aroma makes up for it. Delicious.
Braastad (286) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is tropical fruit and caramel.
Round mouthfeel. Nice malty base, fruity hops and little herby too.
Desverger (1124) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, CPH - fuzzy golden pour with a small white head. Aroma and taste of hoppy citrus notes, pine needles, straw, slightly toasty malt, caramel, some herbal and floral nuances in there. Nice brew.
angel77 (438) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en casa. 21-12-13
Aromas afrutados con ciertos toques resinosos
Cuerpo medio con color ambar tostado bastante turbio y con espuma blanca bastante persistente.
Sabores afrutados al principio piŮa mango melocoton... Seguidos de malta y ligero toque final de resina y pino muy ligero. Muy buena la mejor de navidad -y que no parece de navidad- hasta el momento.
agent_persik (277) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean golden color, medium white head. Floral aroma with notes of caramel, pine, ginger, yeast and some spices. Taste is similar, mostly sweet with light dryness and medium bitter hoppy finish and spicy aftertaste. Medium body and high carbonation. Drinkable, but has some unpleasant notes, which I donít like.
dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now, thatís a proper Christmas beer (by that I mean, not a potpourri bomb). Aroma is brightly lit by fruit and pine, followed by a well-carbonated body and citric flavor mellowed by a caramel sweetness. Not to worry, it finishes dry and spicy, likely where the ginger and pine needles show up most. Bravo!