Cimbasso (328) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a bottle - thanks Jan!. Batch number 1150. Dark wood colour, with sparse head. Rich, spicy aromas and very rich, complex taste. Wonderful festive taste of juniper, liquorice, caramel, orange and sage all in perfect harmony. A remarkably successful brew, this beer is one to be treasured.
A wonderful Christmas beer.
nudiebear (225) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014(?) bottle at home. Poured a clear dark brown with no head. Fair amount of bubbles. The nose had malted candy, glühwein with minor notes of mint and cinnamon. Still tastes good!
Florya (753) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Hazy brown, off- white head. Aroma: Caramel, spice, nuts, herbs Palate: medium to full body, low carbonation.
Borresteijn (5312) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl Bottle from Sterk Avondverkoop. Brown colour, beige head. Aroma reminds me of gale, must be the caraway then, caramel, some juniper in the distance, very herbal and medicinal. Flavour is very spicy, caraway, gale, juniper, caramel, quite sticky, sweet, tiny bit of liquorice, firm herbal bitter finish. Medium-bodied, slick. Cough syrup. Good, but 50cl became cloying halfway through.
Pastyle (18) - FRANCE - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very intense spicy aroma. Pours a dark warm brown colour without head. Almost no carbonation. Very spicy woody flavour.
bbertels (207) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. What a beer! Tastes of walnut and sage as the label says, yes, but also of mint, cumin and cinnamon. A crazy but interesting brew!
arsol (754) - NORWAY - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mørk brun farge med beige fint skum. Lukten preges veldig av ingefær, men også karamell, malt. Fyldig. Med den krydrete lukten, så kjenner man den hele veien. Ikke helt som forventet men likevel en god "juleøl".
anstei (268) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle as a gift. Spicy nose, cinnamon, orange. Malty, sweet body with a well balanced amount of christmas spices.
SaintMatty (5855) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Raisins, carraway, malt, caramel and juniper in the aroma. Fruity, spicy and sweet taste with raisins, caramel, rye, carraway and juniper.
Idiosynkrasie (4797) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear, dark mahogany colour, ruby red glimmer, with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Spicy, dark malty aroma, a touch of malt lozenge and treacle, sage, laurel, juniper berries, mustard seed, caraway, already a good deal of sweetness advertised. Taste is sweet dark malty, notes of treacle, molasses, rather unspecific spiciness; very oily, viscous texture, soft and slightly sticky palate.