Idiosynkrasie (4354) - 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.
fkoolen (418) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Dark brown colour, off-white foamy head. Herbal (!) nose and taste along with liquorice, cough syrup. OK finish. Watery body, medium carbonation. Not my taste, but well executed spiced ale.
Simonsen (752) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Litt disig Karamellfarget. Medium skumtopp. Moderat karbonert. Smaker karamell, krydder, honning, furunål og mørk frukt. Dette ølet er svæææært fornøyelig
madvike (3005) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours cola color with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is ginger, with light dry bread and a little nuttiness. Taste is the same--honey, ginger, dry bread, and not much else. Mellow body with smooth carbonation.
asimeow (145) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle,2014. Dark brown,caramel head. Of all my ratings so far,the most distinct beer. Heavy scent of spice. Sage, chestnut, like a spicy schnapps. Good balance between sweet and sour, albeit a bit on the sour side. Lacks bitterness. Overpowering spicy perfume. Very interesting,but not the most friendly taste. I admire this one’s courage.
tandembrauer (374) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2014 Bottle at home. Pours copper to dark ruby with small off-white head. Aroma of honey, spices (sage, clove), herbs, liquorice. Sweet taste with some harshness; spices, dried dark fruits and herbs, with sage dominating. Smooth mouthfeel. Bittersweet, herbal aftertaste.
CraftBeerNick (1048) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Beer Temple, 19th December 14. This is sweet and medicinal, not my sort of beer at all, creamy sweet flavour, weird spiciness.
Bov (9960) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Au Trappiste - dark brown beer with a solid long lasting creamy beige foam; light toasted and spicy caramelish aroma with notes of brushwood; sweet and full-bodied; light earthy, some residual sweetness and a long spicy and fruity finish with lingering notes of juniper
djoeye (1997) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown near clear body, fawn 2-3 finger head, not much lacing.
Aroma; big bunch of spices and foremost ginger, dough notes, floral hops, wooden malts.
Taste; dark brown malts, ginger, citric notes, soft floral hops, malted spiced (juniper maybe) candies.
Finishes mostly sweet and spiced, but some herbal hoppy tastes too.
Feels soft and nice in the mouth.
SpiceHerb [50cl brown btl, abv8.5%, IBU50, 22°, BB27/3-18, B@Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen, 10€, T@höme]
Frode (312) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl.</br>
Hazy dark amber, off-white head. Malty spiced aroma. A Christmassy cocktail of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. Medium sweet, dry bitter finish and long aftertaste.