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Qvänum Vinter

Brewed by Qvänum Mat & Malt
Style: Specialty Grain
Kvänum, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottom-fermented, spiced (cinnamon & cocoa beans) and brewed with a portion of speciality grains (unmalted rye, malted oats).

Small differences between 2012 and 2013, but can for most parts be considered the same beer/recipe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: unclear dark brown, medium light brown head. Aroma: nuts, caramel, minerals. Palate: light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23733) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Bottled (as Vinter Eko 2015), from Systembolaget! Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Bready nose with hay and figs. Mid dry with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Dark bread, grains, raisins and figs. Mid bitter finish. Rich and harmonious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (2070) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Vintage 2015 labeled "Vinter EKO", ABV 5.6%. Deep dark amber, thick, long lasting tanned head, good lacing. Mild roasted aroma with chocolate notes, bread and hay. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Mid-sweet with mild spices in taste, nutmeg, dark bread, nuts and grassy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyrmir (5638) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle tested blindly in the big chrismas beer sampling of 2015. Amber with off white head. Aroma is malty, wort, light spice. Taste is similar, sweet wort, bread, sugar, green beer, grassy hops with low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6824) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, fruit, raisin.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, fruit, a bit vinous, some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2339) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Good taste and aroma of sweetness and some fruitiness. Minimum spice too. Delicious bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Easy to drink good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamTheBarrel (777) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
500ml brown 2014 years vintage bottle with a ceramic swing top cap. Appearance is clear ruby red with a small beige head that when reduced left no lacing. Aroma of raisins, spices, herbs and orange peels. Flavours of raisins, spices, herbs, orange peels and toffee. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Overall a good beer, although would have liked it a bit stronger and spicier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and cinnamon aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gbgbrouge (377) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Poured from bottle, hazy brown with low head. Aroma is faint with notes of dark bread and flowers. Taste is bittersweet with notes of chocolate and some citrus and flowers. Nice bitterness balanced with a good malt body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Fruity and spicy smell. Not the purest smell. Spcy adn fruity smell but now the spices are clearer, at least cinnamon is clear.

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