Wiggy31 (9) - - JAN 22, 2013
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.
RexTalionis (2000) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 08/2016. Strong herbal notes, medicinal feeling here in aroma,
some odd perfumy notes as well. Not much of christmas so far, which is a pity.
Bland taste of some herbal and light unnamed spicy notes. These spice/herb
interpretations seldom work. Perhaps some cardamum and cinnamon in aftertaste,
but it just doesn’t feel right here. A disappointment resulting in drainpour.
mauritsio (275) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown with medium head. Lots of spices. Some bitterness.
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Turboninja (58) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong, a bit unbalanced and artificial aroma with ginger, sweet caramel and cardamom. Light orange color and cloudy liquid. Light, white head. Taste has mainly cinnamon, cardamom and juniper with medium hops. Also some malts and organic taste with medium taste spectrum. Medium aftertaste has those hops, juniper, some tar. Medium body with average carbonation.
sagmarium (67) - SPAIN - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sabores a clavo y especias que explotan en su conjunto. Si te gustan subespecies esta es tu cerveza.
3fourths (7533) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A strongly-spiced brown ale with almost unbearable nutmeg, allspice and potpourri. Medium body with sweet Dr Pepper / plum malt on the approach followed by a harsh herb and hop flavor, it’s like a wood oil astringency in a lengthy, bitter finish. Burnt and astringent malt graininess. That’s where the dry, perfumed potpourri wood character becomes overpowering.
czar (3294) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear brown-reddish with an abnormal tall rocky light beige head, good retention and lacing. pickled ginger, roasted and caramel malts, cinnamon bun, pepper, booze, HCO3, loads of coriander - in fact, loads of spices - overdone, bit earthy and ashy, abrasive citrus - cascade-like, indian masala. cloying caramel and raisins. abnormal lively carbonation - fizzy, medium body - oily, slighty drying early brett, über-spicy and cloying finish. meh. DP.
tony_gorilla (17) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first two times i tried this beer, i poured it in the sink...the third time i finished it but didnt like it. This time i cant get enough of it! Smell is intense! Mostly ginger and some cardamon and cinnamon. Flavour is the same. A bit "soapy" mouthfeel, but definitiv less than the previous years. Maby they have changed it, maby it’s me that have changed.
I thinck it’s me...
Arve_Christian (2479) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Økern. Vipper colored, some sediments- good foam. Immediate aromas of christmas spices, malt. Medium body & complexity .well balanced . Very enjoyable
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visionthing (2099) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian. Slightly hazy brown with a beige head. Spicy aroma with dark malt, cardamom, cinnamon and hints of dark fruits. Quite sweet with lots of spicy flavours and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Name fits well. Interesting beer.
bjerkeaa (62) - NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, dark red pour. Very spicy, citrusy aroma. Nice spicy taste., thin aroma. Lively mouthfeel.