MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 4.5%) Slightly hazy, deep golden to light-amber colour with a big and dense, slightly off-white foamy head. Citrus-fruity and slightly piney hoppy aroma with notes of apricots and cara-malt. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied with a crisp carbonation. Dry and soft cara-malty base with citric and piney hops, leading into a dry, moderately bitter and a bit astringent finish. Pleasantly easy-going Ale. 20.XII.10
Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep golden colour, large off-white head. Citrusy-hoppy nose, reminding me of American IPAs. Medium-bodied, good malty base with lots of citrusy hops, not really bitter, still hoppy. Well-balanced, feels like a much higher ABV. A very delicious beer - bad elves seem to brew good ale.
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Bull’s Head, Lititz, PA. Sweet hop aroma. Golden body with thin head. Flavor is filled with hop, yeast and subtle clove. A nice light, unique Winter Ale.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of malts, hops, some fruity and caramel tones. Lean hoppy moiuthfeel. Flavor is nice, slightly acidy on top of the tounge, fruity, some pine, malty and hoppy. Acidy crisp fruity palate. Finishes sweet and tart hoppy.
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a golden beer. Pine hoppiness, yeast and citrus aroma. More bitter pine hoppiness in the flavour. A little spices too. Medium carbonated. Somewhat unpleasant combination of flavours.
mile (2445) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light amber, small to average fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty sweetish and fruity aroma, lots of citrus hoppyness, faint notes of caramel and toffee. Body is light to medium, malty flavor with some sweetness, fruity and just as in aroma there is lots of citrus hoppyness in flavor. Finish is average, malty with dry hoppyness. Well hopped British ale although body is quite thin considering the bitterness.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bjergtrolden.
Amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma light to moderate malty (malt, caramel), moderate hoppy (citrusy). Flavor light to moderate sweet, moderate bitter, clean and crisp. Medium body. Very fine.
lusikka (4992) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 12.11.2009.
Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Floral hops on the nose with some spices. Smooth flavour of crisp hops, caramel malts and fruits. Slightly dry finish. Decent brew but not very Christmassy though.
bleeng (1461) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Anvil Houston. Clear bright and gold-nice color. Mild hop nose. Sharp bitter taste, with a mellow hop flavor. Clean, smooth and very drinkable. Nice. and thanks to Anvil for this treat.
bierkoning (9567) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Golden color. Grapefruit, melon, just a touch of citris hops in the aroma. Citric, slightly spicy flavor with some earthy hops and leather. Fairly well balanced ale.