joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Københavns Ølfestival 2010.
Clear orange coloured with a small off-white ehad.
Sweet aroma of cherries, marzipan, liquorice and spices.
Sweet flavour of caramel, cherries, marzipan and spices with notes of alcohol.
Warming alcoholic finish.
Well hidden alcohol.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy mahogany with abeige short lasting head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, raisins, caramel and plums. Flavour had roasted malt, raisins, caramel, plums and anise. Finished sweet.
Brix (633) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 2008-06-14. Cold version. Pours dark brown with no head. Sour aroma of raisins, malts, feet(!) and no hops. Tastes like a glögg. A little acidic but sweet. No bitterness. Completely flat, and uninteresting.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - APR 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hot bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Muddy dark brown colored with no head. Aromas of raisins, alcohol, snaps and rye bread. The flavour are cherries, raisins, marzipan and caramel. Warming alcohol. When it comes to glögg i prefer the real wine based thing. Sorry guys..
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle @ Odense Tasting, 14th February 2009, remembered for Carsten BeerMouths fantastic 3 meals highend gastronomy.] Although it’s long time I’ve tasted these brewdrops I remember some perfect december to february moods with hot alcohol, raisins, schnaps and Zell am See. A true winterwarmer.
Dedollewaitor (13025) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Tasted warm. 2007 Version. Pours muddy brown with a off white creamy bubbly foam. Nose is rye-bread, dark fruits and alcohol. Very sweet and nearly vinous. Warmth... Raisins, caramel, rum, berries and almond. Ends dry. Quite good!
thewolf (10553) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle @ Odense Tasting, 14th February 2009]
Tasted warm. Christmas 2007 version.
Pours deep, clear brown with no head. Aroma is sharp alcohol, light cherries, some eartiness and lots of caramel. The alcohol stings in my nose a bit. Really nice, fat, oily mouthfeel, just a prickle of carbonation. Sweet flavour, extremely warming. The alcohol is very present, but it isn’t too much. Lots of caramel again.
juiceisloose (1050) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Cheeseman. This was served hot right from the stove top. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head. The aroma is very nice of cinnamon coated apples, nutmeg, dark fruits and spices to go with some sweet malts. The aroma just smells like the winter season. The flavor just bursts through just like the aroma. Flavors of candied apples, cinnamon, caramel, alcohol sweetness, and other fruits. Really nice flavor to just sip on. Ful bodied and very viscous and hides the alcohol very well with a warm sweet apple finish. This was different from anything I have ever and really interesting. Really good stuff here, and would be perfect on a cold night of winter. Thanks Dan for bringing this.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Bottle... Post RBSG ’08 O-Town/Vero Beach Throwdown Chapter 8... Sits very warm and dark in my mug. Rich aroma of Christmas spices. Full-bodied and syrupy with no carbonation. Sweet, spicy flavor. Lightly acidic. Surprisingly, the ethanol doesn’t jump out and grab me by the short ‘n’ curlies. Sweet, spicy finish. Big-time kudos to TheCheeseMan for sharing this unique style of beer!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first warm beer. You are asking, wondering, astonished at that: warm beer?! Yes, this beer is best served warm and is in fact meant to be served, quaffed, and savored warm and warm only. Indeed, if all warm beers tasted this good, I would have to have a ready on-hand supply.
A dark ruddy-brown color, slightly clear and murky at the same time. A thin head, but nothing major which I attribute to Ol-Glogg being a warm beer. I take a whiff of her warm nose and I am taken aback by rich spiced savory apples, cinnamon, and molasses. At 16% ABV I expect a very big and heavy beer, but she is surprisingly light to my tastes. A nice viscous mouthfeel leaves a thin coating of warm spices almost akin to a spiced cider. Her palate is clean, and the spiced apples, cinnamon, and molasses meld perfectly to create a sweet finish with hints of winter spices.
I don’t think I could drink Ol-Glogg as an anytime brew, but on a cold winters evening, or even an evening where I just want to relax, get away from the world and escape into a book, I would want nothing less than a steaming warm glass of Ol-Glogg beside me. Perfect harmony.