fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl @ home. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, bread, fruity, toffee - caramel sugar notes, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, and a alcoholic burn in the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. (210708)
yespr (33803) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours paler yellow than the non-helles and with a fully diminished head. Marzipan/almond aroma. Flavour holds a rather sweet and smooth feel. Finish is sweet flavoured and with a decent alcohol warming. Somewhat simple and too young but also fresher than the regular Samichlaus. Has to be drunk rather fresh from the fridge as it gets terrible alcoholic once warmed up.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of alcohol, fruits, and caramel - somewhat like a dessert wine. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol and fruit both fresh and some over ripe making it a bit heavy, leading to a somewhat alcoholic finish. The alcohol leaves a burn on the tongue.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear, deep golden with a small, off-white head. Sweetish alcoholic aroma with an edge of almonds. Very solid body with sweet, malty accents - a little low in carbonation. Again these almond notes. The finish is extremely alcoholic but this still manages to come out as a very pleasant beer. 201107
joergen (22451) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber coloured with a small white ehad.
Sweet aroma of caramel, alcohol and almonds.
Sweet flavour of malts, carame, alcohol and dried fruits.
Much too alcoholic. I prefer the normal version.
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is vanilla, alcohol, nectar, more vanilla and some apricotty sweetness. Flavour is alcohol, wood and vanilla. Wellbalanced and pleasant.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
<i>Bottled. </i> Thick clear amber, no head. Sweaty meaty malt aroma. Thick and syrupy with vast and deep malt character. Sweet and chewy, soft and pleasant, just loads of malt. Warming and intense with low hop rate and bitterness.
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chris o’s…amber,sweet light hop,overpowerful spirity fruity juicy hop with quite a burn
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden color, hazy; fizzy noise; there is poor head retention; it’s nice to observe how slowly the few bubbles crawl to the surface. Quite simple aroma, some sweet malt. Good mouthfeel; lean malt flavor; nothing special, but at least there is some nice sweetness and light fruitness (apples); and the alcohol perception is kept to a minimum, just in the end the mouth and throat are warmed by it. It’s a booze, but quite well brewed.
I would drink it more often than the score (33) tells, but the maths is maths.
harrisoni (14619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at Chris_o Pre GBBF Shindig 08. Now I was going to give this a 2.4/5.0, but on further reflection I’m not going to and that is because this was ultimately undrinkable. I physically couldn’t drink any more than a couple of sips. Golden in colour with a thin white head. Strong and sickly. Some strawberry fruit which I liked. Just too strong, too hot and ultimately unpleasant.