mnoud (213) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013.03.02 - Nogne Peculiar Yule - 500ml bottle in pint glass. (Vintage).
Aroma: What it is, a Christmas ale. Spices, evergreen...
Appearance: Pours around 33 on SRM scale. Opaque deep brown mahogany without being all dark or black.
Reasonable off white head/carbonation settles to bubbly ring and slick.
Taste: Christmas spices, cinnamon, a bit of evergreen, a bit if vegetable. Maybe a trace if ginger. Possibly inhabiting the same ballpark as Bruery 4 Calling Birds.
Palate/Mouthfeel: Fairly medium heavy creaminess given that it is not a very high abv at 6.5%.
Aroma 5/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a goblet. Pours hazy mahogany with a moderate, tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of cloves, ginger and cinnamon, along with coriander and cardamom. Toasted malts linger in the background, with a subtle hop accent. The flavour is lightly sweet with toasted malts along with a huge Christmas spice component from the nose. The finish is long and spicy, with a caramelly note. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Christmas brew; it has all the requisite spices, but also a nice malt profile. Well done. 2012-12-20
RawKuz (38) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite funky taste for a beer. Really fruity, and hints of christmas spices, will go great to christmas biscuits and nuts, but not quite that drinkable all alone. . Dry finish with medium body. Not my cup of beer.
terrybail (436) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from the lcbo
The aroma is spice and perfume
The taste is the same perfume and spice not my cupof tea
Tinco (417) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a airy mocha head. Aroma is christmas in a glass, orange, spices, cinnamon, "pepparkaka", tree, raisins, "glöggig". Taste: slightly bitter and some nice caramel sweetness in there, noes of spices, oranges, pinetree, gingerbread, etc. A nice christmas beer for sure! 2011 bottle
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice taste and aroma, this is a good thing to drink. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
ImperialStefan (7) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of sweet glögg, sweet and spicy.
Taste was dryer than I expected. I think the cardamom is a tad dominating. Pleasant enough, it would have been great with something sweet. Like a carrot cake.
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Up until recently the most remarkable beer I have ever consumer as Sunturnbrew. It sat as the best beer I have ever tasted with a score at around 4.7. I could not picture a better beer until Westvleteren came along and then it did. I was spell-bound. I bought a bottle and am leaving it to mature and I will see what happens in a year or so.
This one reeks of the same producer, but nowhere near the same method.
Purplish, tawny port colour and I wish I knew how they did that, Mocha head that sat on top of the beer and then buggered off. Aromas of cloves, plum, currant, mace, garam masala, aniseed, cherry-vite, medicinal tinctures and all sorts of things that ought not to be consumed by themselves.
Give me a taste and it was as if I was not suppose to open the package: it was someone else’s medication. Pungent, numbing and strong. I have but few regrets about this beer: I am not drunk, I am spellbound by the taste and I am not moved to like it terribly much as I did the Sunturnbrew. For a beer that ought to rock the world, I swoon and forget about its lead singer before I smell bacon and eggs for brekkers.
Wiggy31 (6) - - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Rake. Gingerbread in a glass. Dark not much head, spicy/piney initial taste then gingerbread throughout. Quite pleasant.
peral2 (436) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaska från Systembolaget . Vacker mörkbrun färg. Härlig arom av nejlika och kanel men smakar mest som kall glögg.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone