Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Superbrugsen, Aarhus, DK.
X-mas spices and others. Dryness from roasted malts.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is christmas spices in abundance! Ginger, clove and gingerbread cake. Flavour is pretty much the same - ginger, clove, gingerbread cake and some bitter chocolate in the background. The finish has some roasted notes of dry ash with a nice bitterness. It’s christmas in April! I can almost hear the christmas carols (but where’s the effing snow?). This beer is filled to the brim with christmas - it’s more fun than tasty...
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this 0.5L bottle in Denmark and drank it back in Ireland.
The color is a darkish brown/black with some ruby notes with a 1/2 finger head that is an off-white with some tan hints.
The smell is a real mixture of spices-mostly Christmas type like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom-with some maltiness and a little floral and yeasty. The smell itself is very pleasant.
The taste is very nice with all of the spices mentioned above that are evident in the initial aroma. But there is alot more to this beer than spces as it there is some dryness and malty notes that are evident too. There is some slight nuttiness and some raisin hints too. At the end of each sip are some really nice notes that are more evident in porters and the maltiness becomes stronger-I really liked that too.
The overall balance of all of these flavors is really quite impressive actually and I enjoyed the whole thing really as it feels great going down without too much carbonation.
There is a fair amount of sweetness so I can’t drink too much of this one in one sitting, but I’d like to because it is quite enjoyable. I’ll definitely look for this one next year and recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting Christmas beer.
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl. Beige head, medium long lasting. Nice dark almost black colour. Aroma is complex sweet licorice. Taste is also complex with a lot of christmas spices including cinnamon. Aftertaste is quite long. A really different beer, I quite like it.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with almost no tan head. Nose is super spiced. Almost like a cinnamon, clove, and minor tar thing. The flavor is much smoother than the nose was leading me to believe. Spices are there yes, but in no way overpowering. Smooth feel on liquid and carbonation. Easy to drink as it is rather smooth. But the spices do make it more of a sipper than a drinker.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with tiny short lasting head. Spicy aroma with light roasted malt. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, oarange peel, spices and caramel. Weird allright...
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is spicy and peaty with a little roasted malt. Flavor is the same, but with some citrus hops toward the end and sweet chocolate in the finish. Interesting and well done, but not flavor that I like.
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spuyten & Duvell. Dark brown with nice head, lace. Yeasty, spicey, quite drinkable. Describe as a Norway biere de Garde. Pleasant citrus from C-hops, and a well blended melange of spices, chocolate malt. I like this brewery.
rane (919) - Nibe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with brown long lasting head. Aroma very spicy with notes of cinnamon and cardamom.
Taste gets too spicy very dominated by cinnamon. Due to the spice the beer ends up beeing very dry. Could use some more sweetness
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
GIMME IT ! the most christmas-y beer ever!! wow-o zow-o hints of cinnamon spice and EVERYTHING nice having to do with Christmas! more, please!