mile (3572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty - some wheat and sweetish aroma, some caramel and tropical fruitiness, lots of grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty - some wheat and sweetish flavor, some caramel and tropical fruitiness, grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty - light wheat and sweetish, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness, lots of grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Nice and really well hopped wit(IPA). Caramel/sweetness/wheat is overwhelmed by hoppyness. This one is really not your typical wit.
Erasmus_ro (2085) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark auburn with a large, beige head. Aroma is hoppy, resinous, some exotic fruits as well as pine. Taste is much of the same: Pine and resin, light caramel, perhaps the malt presence is as caramelly as usual with beers of this kind so maybe that’s the wit in it? Perhaps a light presence of wit spiciness on the finish and aftertaste. Palate is stingy and full.
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Hazy reddish orange color, with a brown hue. Good thin khaki head. Nice lace. Nose smell is less-than-fresh hops. Surprisingly malty... Not sweet, though, nice and bitter, with little zest (but less than I expected for a witbier). Some orange-peel. Spicy hops. Bigger body, smooth lighter carbonation. Good spicy orange aftertaste. Interesting, tasty brew... But hardly a witbier, I think
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Red/copper color, white head. Strong bitter taste with citrus, pine, floral hops, orange and spices. Bitter / sour finish with hops. Excellent speciality brew.
Sarpa (1155) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, 75cl @ home. Pours hazy orange with a nice off white head. Musty aroma, hops and spices. Strong carbonation. Bitter, spicy flavor, with malty notes.
kingstoni (1791) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy reddish color with a foamy head. Arona of floral hops with some earthy notes. Flavors are hops, fruits and orange. Quite a strange mixture of different beer styles, although it’s done ok. Medium bitter finish.
Reimer96 (1639) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Pours a amber color with a big white head and nice lace. Aroma is citrus grapefruit with some spice. Taste is very citrus and malty taste that has some sweetness. Great balances of hops and malts. This is one of the best Christmas beers you can get!
TET (2257) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very beautiful, red beer with a big and beige head. Complex aroma of caramell, fruits, tropical fruits, oranges and spices. Taste is strongly bitter and caramelly malty, fruits, citrusfruits, grapefruits, some pine needles and spices. Aftertaste is long and balanced as taste, also some sweetness. Full bodied, nice carbonation and drinkability, quite smooth. Lots of bitterness with balancing caramel malts, which are almost too much, but still balanced. Good beer, the Christmas is there at least in the strong sweetness.
haukur (1515) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red with a slightly beige head. Loads of hop in the aroma, spices. Sweet finish with coriander and oranges. Good hop bite. Excellent
esox (1213) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Dark amber, slightly hazy beer with a huge, pillowy head. Intensly hoppy nose: orange peel, pine, floral, strawberry, lots of coriander. Gets more herbal when warming up. Somewhat caramelly start, turns very resiny bitter in the finish with a hint of cookie-toastedness. Lingering bitter finish with a hint of yeast. Medium body, frothy, slightly soapy//coriandery finish. A bit thin maybe. Hides alcohol well.