MikeJslc (767) - USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper/brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of toasty, nutty malt, toffee, raisins, leather. Flavor: dark bread crusts, raisins, nutty, light toffee, a light earthy spice note, notes of tobacco. Malty balance, warming. Nice.
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its head builds up tall and foamy. It is firm and rocky, light tan color and slow fading. A small thin cap hangs on till the very last sip. On the way down the glass it leaves some nice rings of lace. The body has a deep, very dark reddish amber/old copper color with some visible carbonation. The aroma has a modest presence of spicy/herbal hops with a hint of holiday spices and something citrusy. The flavor has a solid hop presence with citrus and spicy/leafy notes. The hops are supported by a mildly sweet and dark bready maltiness. Within it are also notes of brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon. In the finish hop flavor picks up and adds dryness and bit of bitterness. The body has a medium to full feel with a slick smooth texture and active tingly carbonation.
alkolas510 (810) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kopparfärgad med stort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar en del humle men mest maltigt. Lite brödig smak med inslag av humle!
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper penny color. Thin head. Spiced aroma. Full bodied, slightly tart.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tried a number of times both on tap and bottle. One of the best winter seasonals out there. Oppigård always delivers.
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Green Lion, Malmö. Clear brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and mdoerate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 070214
jmgreenuk (5531) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Green Lion, Malmo. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy slightly off-white head. The aroma is yeast and red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a rich sweet fruit spiced hop palate. Over medium bodied with average carbonation. Everything a winter ale should be.
hman43 (493) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a hoppy aroma mixed with a pine and maple like smell. There is also caramel mixed in. It is a nice amber color with a frothy head that is light brown in color. It has an initial spicy bit to it with a light caramel flavor combined with herbs.
elosop (195) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rödmörk med lite skum. Lagom kolsyra. Fyllig, brödig & maltig smak. Lång eftersmak. Helt OK.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold.
Aroma: Pine needles, caramel, lots of hoppy bitterness.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep mahogany body with a massive, creamy vanilla-white head. Medium+ visible carbonation. Superb lacing.
Taste: First flavors I get are pine needles and moderately bitter hops, followed by caramel malt, a maple-esque sweetness. Full flavored and delicious!
Palate: Medium body, low carbonation. Long finish that ends on pine-y hops. Slightly warms.
Overall: A pretty fantastic winter ale! It reminds me of Christmas trees. Great stuff!!