KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amberwith tiny head. Sweet aroma with ginger and coriander notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel, floral hops, coriander and ginger notes.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Københavnske Øldage 07. Bottle. Warm amber with a malty, sweetish and fruity aroma, where I find raisins and spice. The flavour is slightly sour and tart, fruity (apple) and spicy - but the ginger is not a favourite of mine, not in beer, at least. The finish is dry and slightly bitter. 2145
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent taste, standard color, but I really don’t like the herbs or spices I smell. Also low body, low carbo. Not very good.
Rune (9355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml, bottle conditioned. Frothy, off-white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. Orange coloured body. Fresh smell of spicy fruits. Cloves, coriander and dried fruits in flavour in danger of being overrun by ginger. Unusual, but OK (Hotel room in Earls Court, 10.08.2008).
pivnizub (9306) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: almost clear, copper coloured, visible carbonation, medium-sized persistent white head spicy (X-mas) nose: cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; robust sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; warming spicy/orangey bitter-sweet finish with a following light tartness. A powerful winter brew.........
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A herbal/earthy flavoured beer with medicinal notes (not unpleasant, mind). Touches of licourice, too. Ends with a dry, smokey peat finish. Worth a go.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Super Saver. This one poured ruby coppery with medium off-white head. Aromas of caramel malts, hops, red fruits, and spices. The palate was complex, giving flavors of fruit, hops, tart citrus, and some spices. It stayed fruity and hoppy throughout, with more apparent spice obvertones as it warmed. I found this one to be outstanding, and I’ll be picking up more next week.
JorisPPattyn (8439) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good, dense cream-coloured and long lasting head, lace included, over quite carbonated red-foxy beer with some UFO’s. Vegetable, garden herbs, sourish to nearly astringent nose. Further spices, the only identifyable being clove. Berries (currants,quetches, mirabelles,...) too. Fruity and very spicey flavours. The clove is too powerful, too imposing, and not natural as a Weizenyeast would yield. Certain soapy flavour as well, seems amalgamated by the fruit and spices. Dry finish indeed, nearly tart. A bit oily texture, medium to well-bodied, some astringency all the same. I don’t know about this Mary, but my marie, sorry, Lut, nearly spat it out. Can’t say I’m over the moon either.
Fin (8331) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle passed onto me by Glen, cheers mate! Poured Orange amber with white head, some sweetness and also sharpness are immediately apparent. Good bitterness, rich full flavour, good spiciness, aroma like clove spiked orange’s with some chinese five spice there as well. Preferred this to the Firebox!
BVery (7960) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky orange pour with a monster head and tons of retention. Kind of a weird malty, caramel, holiday spice thing going on here. It’s okay, not sure I’d buy it again.