Meilby (5519) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden/orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, fruits, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle kindly shared by Magne at the hotel room. Clear amber body, lasting low, off-white head leaving dotted spots to the glassware. Dried fruity aroma, notes of caramel malts. Malt-fruity taste, marmalade impression. Spiced bitter tail. Medium bodied. Likable (London, 27.11.2012).
AR (936) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sharp spices predominate this beer. The underlying flavor is similar to a Märzen. The spices aren’t really blended that well, which takes away from the overall enjoyment of the beer.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16.9oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s. English malty aroma. Smoother, lighter carbonation of moderate strength, with a medium body. Mostly clear orange - red - copper color. Minimal white head, leaves a few dots of lace. Mostly sweet, light bitter taste. Light fruitiness. Overall... Not all that flavorful, for a Christmas ale, and generally wholly mediocre. Kind of boring, actually. Not my kind of English ale, xmas or otherwise.
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, cler amber orange pour with soft creamy foam. Aroma is caramel and kumquat, flavor of metallic caramel, underripe fruit , grapefruit rind, bitter finish
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, tinny hops, faint raisin notes. The taste is caramel, toffee, citrus, raisin, faint hops. Medium bodied. Nice beer. Also, this beer’s 200th rating!
pumpmaster (1051) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $6.99 Not bad.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a pretty caramel color. Smell is malty, bready. Taste is malts, nutty, caramel, some hops. Overall a pretty good beer.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared bottle. clear copper pour with a small off white head. biscuit, toffee, light fruit nose. med body with biscuit, sugar, caramel, toffee, light spice and a light bitterness. semi sweet finish with caramel, toffee and burnt grains.
jrodooo5 (676) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is quite nice. Kind of a blend between fruity & boozy but pretty pleasant. It pours a dark copper with a slight bit of red. It has a rapidly disappearing head that winds up leaving some thin lacing. I just wish the taste was as interesting as the aroma & look is. It hints at being a Belgian up front but that taste quickly fades & leaves a lot to be desired. It finishes dry & flavorless. Not well balanced. A disappointment.