binarybrew (1) - - DEC 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lacks spice and aromas found in most winter ales, no cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cloves notes in the flavors or aromas.
Low ABV is not as warming as other winter ales.
There is a great hop flavor that is typically uncharacteristic of most winter ales, more bittering hops than aroma hops
This is also missing the malty sweetness found in higher gravity winter ales.
Overall this is a great strong ale, but not necessarily a great winter ale when compared to the typical styles of other winter ales.
josanguapo (885) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 From Guevara & lynch. In shaker glass. Lunch with Pedro, paired with Viriato burger. Flat, boring, ugly dirty color, no foam and a small touch of rancidness. Not very displeasing but doesnt enthusiam either
olio (8802) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Gastropub Nordic.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a large head. Bread and malts on the nose, dried fruits and some grassy hops. Flavor is slightly metallic, somemalts and bread, faint fruits. Decent.
melush (2421) - SPAIN - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España.
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Malt, sweet, citrusy / Malta, dulce, citrico.
kustie (701) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@artturi. Copper color with quite small white head. Aroma has grassy hops, citrus and apricot. Taste is malty with quite long somewhat bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, grass and spices.
HULK777 (538) - - JAN 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful colour and crown. Aroma of caramel and tropical fruit. Fresh taste of light bread and citrus, with hints of chocolate. A bit watery maybe. Grapefruit in the aftertaste.
Arve_Christian (4598) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from Systembolaget Strømstad. Clear golden brown color, ok foam. Medium aroma intensity; malt dominates, dried fruits, some pine- toffee and caramel. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated ke 30.12.2015.
tap@alvar. Brown reddish. Malty nose. Weak chocolate, some grains, soft xmas breadyness. Med bodied, slight huskey, bitter dark bready flavour. Some leather. Haas that oppigårdy slight grainy, grain-sacky, maltyness, perhaps a bit too bitter dry, or burnt, finish, but tasty nontheless.
TET (2460) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A copper beer, a head is quite small and beige. Aroma has nuts, wood and some lemon. Fresh. Taste has strong woodyness but freshly, lemony/herbal bitterness is nice. Medium bodied, low+ carbonation. Easy but enjoyable brittish style beer.
Roger60 (167) - - DEC 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
SB beställning, flaska. Fin julale. Bra arom smak frishet och humle. Riktigt bra till julmat.
ansalon (2665) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a low off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, rye bread, pomerance, citrus. Taste is malty and somewhat sweet with a nice citrus tone. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.