stouby (3766) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, at home.
Light orange with a beige head, mostly diminishing, no lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonated.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2006 First rating.
Bottle around Christmas 2005.
To be honest I didn’t think this one was very special compared to the regular "Kalasöl". Maybe they just put a new label on for Christmas? Sure it’s still a good, perhaps even great, beer, but shouldn’t be called a Christmas beer by my standards.
(33 cl bottle)
Sour and hoppy scent, some stables with horse droppings, citrus. Copper color, tan head. Skunky bitter old papery cardboard taste. Dry and oxidized. A bit hin mouthfeel. Some citrus hoppy taste.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not much head. Amber colored. Caramel and malty taste. Also a bit of cinnamon taste in there. The palate a little to thin for my taste. But all in all a nice beer.
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - DEC 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh cracked grains and honey in the nose, amber color, lathery head. Sweet caramelly malt, light cinnamon spice end that lingers. Medium body. Good but not thrilling.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Secret Santa Jonas - You are a gem! ight brown color with a fast diminishing super small head. No carbonation. Sweet toffee, caramel and honey nose. Cinnamon and kardamon traces - malt and toffee, all in all light and also thin bodied.
jonas (5699) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty orange amber, low tanned head.
Delicate chewy malt and grassy hop aroma.
Fine fruity baseflavor with a lovely subtle pine and grass counterpoint, slightly thin and metallic center though - body is comparably light. Grassy and light roasted aftertaste.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloureds, thin white head. Yeasty, fruity, hoppy aroma. Bitter, fruity flavour. Some hints of peach in finish.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber with long lasting head. Crystal malt and sulphur aroma from their own maltings comes through a great deal. Also so in taste, unfortunately. This has almost turned into a big brewery beer, with veggies and dull aftertaste. Quite a disappointment. It used to be a very good beer.
MiP (13672) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very nice hop aroma, and quite malty. Toffee colour, small head. Malty flavour. Also a little sweet in a way that could be characterized as christmassy. But not enough alcohol to really make me happy.
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to sk8viking for this one! 33cL bottle BB 03/05. Clear reddish-amber pour with a nice cap of creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt, fresh floral hops, and a pleasant nuttiness provide a very pleasing aroma. Medium nutty-malty backbone and very smooth on the palate. Really good feel from this one. Flavor picked up most of the aroma, as well as some light woody notes. Wish it was just a little heavier on the flavor, but very good Oktoberfest all around.