MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Lots of ginger cookies (pepparkakor, in Swedish - a traditional x-mas cookie) in both aroma and taste. Rather thin body with lots of CO2. Some butterscotch taste and low on bitterness. Low to no aftertaste.
HenrikSoegaard (9754) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Frothy good mostly deminishing head, nice dark amber colour. Sweet malty aroma with touch of orange. Desent flavour bur short watery finish and mouthfeel.
stouby (3429) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at Delirium.
Dark red with beige head, fully diminishing, no lacings. Aroma moderate malty (brown sugar, caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, long duration. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonated. No signs of Christmas in this beer?
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber colour with a small white head. Hints of malt and fruit in the aroma. Watery beer.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at Fynske Øldage 2005, Amber colour with a big off white head. Malty, light fruity aroma with a caramel sweetness. Malty flavor with a brewmash/ barnyard note. Buttery finish.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Fynske Øldage 2005.
Clear orange coloured with a medium off wite head.
Aroma of malts and fruits with notes of dried fruits.
Flavour of malts, fruits and dried fruits.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper brown, small off-white head. Spicey aroma: clove is dominant. Quite watered spices in the flavor, unbalanced, lacks a good malt profile.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Dark copper colour, with small beige head. Spice aroma with vegetably hints. Flavour of Finnish X-as cookies along with hops and malt. Wellbalanced. Christmassy indeed.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark amber colour (but not quite as dark as a winter night, as the label promises), with a small dense head. Lovely aroma, almost perfumy. Typical Slottskällans spiciness - perhaps a wee touch of cardamom. Slightly sweet, but not sticky in any way. Discreet bitter finish. A very wellmade and different Christmas beer. 170302
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown colour; yellow head reduced to 1/2 cm. Caramel, laurel, grapes, chocolate in the nose. Chocolate, some caramel, bog myrtle, pine, incense flavours, finishing bitterish-hoppy. Bit watery MF and texture. Nice, just a bit thinnish; fine aroma’s.