tlind2 (1236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Hilpeä Hauki, 2012. Copper color, off-white head. Caramel malt aroma with resiny hops. Fairly dry flavor that follows after the aroma and rounds out to a nutty finish. Medium-full body, medium-high carbonation. Not bad.
Jorn69 (1448) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Stråkvägen. Kvarglömd flaska hos föräldrarna. Ett bärnstensfärgat, maltigt, aningen julkryddat öl.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Bottled 27/04/13. A reddy brown coloured beer with a little off-white head. A toasty fruity lager. Dry and malty. Nide fruits and plenty of character. A good beer of its type. Score 3.3
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5 and 3.4. Average becomes 3.4
ManVsBeer (5278) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper red with no head. It’s extremely grainy with plenty of biscuit malts in aroma and more so in its flavour, and it’s very tasty for it.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, march 2nd 2013. Clear amber body, vanishing beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, grainy, lightly spiced with herbs and orange peels. Taste is mostly caramel and herbs, red fruits hiding in the background. Good mouthfeel, thick body, low bitterness. Finish is toffee and orange. A step up from most other vienna "juleøl" style beers.
Lilja (1950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, torkad frukt med trevlig beska med toner av jul.
Kavu (2665) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear amber with a low, creamy off-white head. Aroma is malts, fruits and spices. Flavor is malts, fruits, some spices and hops. Pretty good.
ralphdot (1004) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
5.2% deep amber with a thin head, malty aroma, slight caramel malt taste, not bad.
JohnCook101 (391) - - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Deep ruby red colour with an off-white head that dissipates quickly. Not sure about the aroma - some malt but also an odd egginess. Tastes much better. A little toast, malt and a late developing but robust bitterness. Pretty well balanced and quite enjoyable.
Martin243 (847) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 330ml Bottle, 49p from B&M Bargains. Poured into a rounded lager glass. Rich brown clear body, with a beige head that fades to a skim.Salt toffee and date aroma.Toffee prunes and date flavours. Full bodied and fruity, slick mouthfeel, bitter finish.Nice Beer, and a bargain at this price. 23/03/2013: I have had the opportunity to sample a few more bottles, and this is best served chilled. It reminds me of Brewdog Punk IPA, but with some toffee in the flavour. I have grown to love it, an have raised the taste mark and the overall enjoyment mark to reflect this.Still 49p at B&M. Less than £1 for more than a pint.