rarbring (706) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of grain, nuts, apple, resin and hay.
Appearance: A clear chestnut colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting of brown bread, bitter orange, nuts, clove and hint of sweet licorice.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft texture. A small body with a slight dry finish.
Overall: A calm balanced brew.
Note: Cask at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-11-24.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Black, thin head. Malt, fruit and some smoke? A hint of herbs? Medium body. Dry and bitter finish. Nice Christmas beer.
Neeskens (327) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with off-white head. Nice beer with plenty of caramel, chocolate, wood, soil and some grassy notes. Quite bitter ending.
baggio (293) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance: Bronze-reddish with a creamy, beige, head.
Aroma: Roasted malts, Bitterhops, Pine, Hint of chocolate.
Flavor: Roasted malts, Dark bread, Citric notes, Hops, Chocolate.
Palate: Lowish carbonation. Liquid feels smooth and easy to drink. Nice bitter aftertaste.
Dunno what’s so christmasy about this one but it’s a solid beer. Very english in style.
AlbertC (265) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is flowers, christmas spices. Taste is balanced; caramel, malts, coffee, menthol, spicy and cream. Some hops kicks in at the end with the menthol building up into a very fresh finish. Good with greasy christmas food.
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Dark brown with tan head. Medium body. Malty roasted aroma with dark fruits. Flavor is malty and roasted wit moderate bitterness.
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very fresh and tasteful winter ale that one can enjoy at dinner time or by it self