voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of boiled candy, diacetyl and stale crystal malt. Suprisingly thin body, flavours of mildly toasted malts, candy and more diacetyl. Also carries some of the staleness from the aroma, definitly tastes like suspect malts. The finish is nearing watery but is otherwise OK.
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Copper coloured and crystal clear. Small white head that subsides quickly. Raisiny raspberry aroma. Crisp bitterness balanced by a gentle roasted sweet maltiness. Hints of chocolate and toffee. Extremely well-balanced. Not partcularly complex, but mellow and smooth. Lovely yule beer.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in colour and white head.Grassy armoa and taste. Also some nutfeel and caramel in the flavor. To thin!
mabjork (667) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Copper brown in colour with a minor beige head. The aroma has malts and caramel. The flavour is malty, roasted malt, some fruits as well. There is a sweet aftertatse.
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, malty, bready and almost yeasty. Spicy as well. Not as much sweetness as theese kinds of christmas beers usually have. There is a fine bitterness in the finnish along with a warming sense of alcohol. A bit thin.
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Deep, copper brown body with declining beige foam. Momentary aroma of anise and caramel. Sweet malty and dried fruity notes in taste. A bit smokey. Highly carbonated and rather anonymous for a julöl (Nordic Sea, Stockholm, 01.12.2006).
thomat (2000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Amber color with an off-white foam. Unmalted barley and malty tones. Light body with a barleysweet finish. Terrible !
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty caramel flavor. Dry malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours red/brown. Wet malt and grain in aroma. Lingonberries. Dark sour bread and green pees. Discusting grainy taste with a light body.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Aroma: bitter, old-fashioned, soap, sourish, cloves, julmust, Seville orange, worty. Appearance: lingon & brown, pretty light, appetizing. Brown beige head. Flavor: mm, some cocoa, malty, ginger, some sweetness, thin but complex. Palate: fooddesigned, no dessert beer. But it is what it should be!