Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2003
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Had two bottles in a row - bad idea! Dark body with small (disappearing) head. The only positive thing about this beer is the spicy aroma. Unfortunately it is too one dimensional in the flavour department. In the end all I tasted was spices with a sharp edge. Not for me.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 I would’nt guess that this is a winter beer. It is quite mild and refreshing. Many different fruit notes in the palate. Too thin.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good Christmas brew. Nice brown colour. Pleasant spicy aroma and flavour. I sense cinnamon, clove and perhaps some ginger and cardamom.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light brown beer with an OK though fast disappearing head. The aroma is a very sweet and complex malt aroma. The flavor is sweet, malty, and slightly bitter. A fine beer though a little thin compared to my expectation.
Ingevara (768) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It looks tempting in the glass, smells chrismassy (not right for th beginning of May) but is quite okay on a sunny spring day as well. The aroma lingers for a while; the flavors are a bit confusing, can't really classify it but the essence is positive.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color; generous head. Original aroma: malt, caramel, light wallnuts, chocolate. Good body structure, quite dry: malt, some caramel, light wallnuts; getting sweeter at the end. Quite bitter palate (with some caramel, not extraordinary).
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber-brown colour, almost no head, fresh fruity and spicy (cloves? netmug?) aroma, medium-bodied, dry spicy finish - balanced and original
pilsnerrogge (2411) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2009 Amber/brown colour, the head diminishes quickly. Fruity, spicy aroma. The flavour is an overhelming mixture of various spices, way too may spices. Dry finish.
omhper (18952) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown heavily spiced ale. Rather malty, but the gingerbread flavour takes over.
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2000
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a really bready, toasty character. It is apparently supposed to be a spiced beer, but I didn’t get much of that, and classified it a Vienna at the time.