hirigalzkar (2010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Redbrown colour. Short lasting head. Sweet caramel aroma, but also hints of bad yeast. Hoppy taste, but with no real depth. Watery beer.
KnutAlbert (5559) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of Christmas spices. Amber/ruby beer.
Full maltiness, fine spicy flavour, cardamaom and ginger, though the label says otherwise. I’d have this with cookies rahter than food. Or with goose or duck, maybe. Hmm.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. 2005 Bottle marked as best before 05.11.2009. Pours with an off-white head and a hazy amber body. Aroma has a decent amount of C hops with some fruits, caramel cinnamon, and candi sugar. Taste is hops, fruit, caramel, coriander and some spices. Lightly carbonated with a syrupy mouthfeel.
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle from bu11zeye. light brown pour with a ring of froth. nice aroma of oak, vanilla, dried fruits and molasses. very nice on the palate with a very smooth finish.
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 33cl. Clear orange/brown body with a small off white head. Sweet malt, hops, caramel and some strange x-mas spice in the nose. Flavour dominated by sweet malt. Easy to drink.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep coppery/ambery colour with mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops with some spices and mild alcoholic notes. Flavour is also strong fruity and flowery hops along with some spices and mildly alcoholic notes. Mild notes of some sticky sweetness to once it gets warm. Not the most usual type of Xmas beer though...
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is hoppe with notes of pepper. The colour is copper brown. Flavor is hoppy and again there is a tint of pepper and perhaps other spicies.
Bragesnak (5084) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Vignoble, Aarhus
The christmas spices are much dominating and the alcohol is high. Nice malt and hops
Blom (809) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In 2005 this one saved my christmas! It pours a reddish brown ale with an aroma that is far from the usual Belgian sweetness that to me is way to much! Instead the American way is the road to follow aorund christmas with a hefty bitternes (grape, orange) combined with a refined spiciness. I enjoyed it tremendously.
Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Hazy dark red body with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, hops, spices with notes of citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fruity, bitter and spicy. A bit like a spicy version of an IPA with references to a winter warmer. Nice and balanced.