POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy reddish coloured ale with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet with some spices. Spicy and hoppy taste.
Blom (809) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Backlogging: Brown with a dense head. Spicy: cinnamon, cloves, carnation plus some citric notes too. The flavour though is a bit unbalanced with an annoying mettalic finish.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unclear red brown with a medium beige head. Aroma had anise, carnations, roasted malt, caramel and hints of smoke. Flavour was quite smoky and had roasted malt and spises. Clearly infected.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle at Kjetils party at Bokn. BB 01.08.09. Brown color, ok tan head. Aroma is very malty with spices. Flavor is the same, with a hint of bitterness.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home. aroma is very very spicy, but not strong spicy. quite elegant balancing act going on. nelliker, orange, lots of cristmas inspired spice in the aroma.also bread, malts. appears goldenredbrown with a decent head.
flavor is caramelly sweet, spices not very strong, a little malty, alc. very well hidden until the aftertaste, a girlie beer. i like it. palate is a bit watery but the overall impression is a great cristmas ale
rane (834) - Nibe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Mahogany colour with huge head. Aroma cinnamon, spices and malt. Taste very spicy probably cinnamon to an extent that isn´t pleasing some little strange sour notes as well. 50 cl gets too much.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle. Hazy mahagony color. Sweetish aroma with ginger, clove, cinnamon, licorice and dark bread. Heavily spicy flavor with cristmas spices, dark rye bread, cola and plastic.The spiciness is fairly strong but not overboard.
pilsnerrogge (2354) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours ruby with weak head. Vinous, sourish aroma with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Smells a bit like Anchor OSA. Flavour is vinous, sourish and has notes of caramel, spices, peat and ash. The problem with experimental micro-brews is that sometimes you just can’t tell if the bottle has gone bad or if it is supposed to taste that way.
Bragesnak (5150) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, December 2007.
Dark amber with off-white head. Aroma of x-mas spices. Flavor of caramel and yeasty fruit notes. High carbonation.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at London tasting, May 2008, bought at DagliBrugsen, Lyne. BBE 1 August 2009. Dark reddish colour with a slight haze and a loose beige head. Very spicy aroma, with cloves and cinnamon most evident. That’s fine in the aroma but it carries through strongly into the flavour where the spices dominate rather too much for my taste. Mouthfeel is fresh but a touch too carbonated. Overall quite tasty but the overwhelming spiciness rather throws things out of balance. A whole bottle to myself would probably have been too much. Looks like my rating falls in the middle of the others who had it at the same time - guess I can appreciate its qualities but didn’t find them entirely to my taste.