StueyD (1333) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a rocky white head. A distinct aroma, of dusty malt, wood and hay. Medium bodied and fizzy mouthfeel. Malt dominates the inital taste, smooth, nutty with a touch of caramel. This is then followed by a hoppy, citrus fruit bitterness, a little like lemon rind, only not a harsh. There is also a grassy element in the background. The finish is bitter and quite lengthy.
laiti (6476) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 18.12.2010
Aroma has some english toffee and hints of goldings style hops. Flavour is somewhat sweet with toffee, somewhat harsh malt, some caramel, hops and hints of biscuits. Yet another bitter.
foxo82 (764) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle from Nisa (formerly Pedmore Wines), Grange Road, Stourbridge. Looks decent - clear, chestnut brown/reddish tint. Small head with nice lacing. Smells pleasant - a hint of flamingos and tablelegs but the overwhelming aroma is beer. Tastes well balanced, the right mix of bitter hops and sweetness; very drinkable. A stronger flavour than its 4% would suggest. A little fizzy on the tongue - some might rate it down for that but I think it’s just the right amount. Decent stuff.
Nilz (434) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma hints of bread, floral; clear with a reddish hue; Head frothy, white foam; lightly bitter taste; light body, thin feel, fizzy. Would refresh Rudolph and not be demanding at 4%.
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Poured a clear, lively chestnut colour with a healthy, lacy one finger off-white to beige head. Metallic mid fruits on the nose with caramel, leafy hop and some dishwater. Sweet caramel, toffee & boiled malt flavours, fruit spice, a toasty nuttiness and a grassy hop finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a short & unrefined bitterness, which isn’t the only area that comes through as such; there’s a raw sweetness and generally disjointed makeup to speak of too. Not terrible but if I was Rudolph, I’d be rather disappointed that this was my reward.
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a touch of red, the aroma is malty, and bread, the taste is malty with a roasty hint and a dry finish.
tommann (2974) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours an orange copper with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malt and skint, spicy hops. Taste has some fruity malt to start and a watery, caramel finish. Bland.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. BB Oct 11. Finland.
Lively clear copper colour with small to average size fluffy off-white head.
Fruity hops, malt, some sweetness and mild spices in aroma.
Flavour is malty with caramel and bitter hops. Thin.
liinis (1633) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
red-gold clear colour with a white head. quite strong spicy taste. spicy and light hoppy aroma. drinkable. not so chrismassy
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l bottle from K-Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Amber color. The aromas of resiny hops, nuts and hints of raisins. Biscuity, nutty, salty and bitter flavor with some resiny hops. Too minerally and hard taste.