fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark brown / red color with a small tan head. Yeast at the bottom. Very spicy aroma, roasted malt, lot of cinnamon and some sourness ind the smell. Very dry flavour with spicy and roasted notes.
yespr (34798) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pour deep dark brown with a huge creamy and diminishing chocolate brown head. Aroma has a noce blend of toffee, chocolate and some mild roasted notes. Flavour starts rather sweet, showing a short caramel malt sweetness before a more solid and yet smooth chocolate flavour takes over. A minor note of liqourice appears before the finish and together with the bitterness gives the finish a little bite. Lovely, yet it goes well on its own without food and not together with food - actually not that Christmassy imho.
Ungstrup (30177) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A hazy red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of pumpernickle bread, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with primar notes of caramel, but also lighter notes of pumpernickle bread and earth, leading to a dry bitter and slightly roasted finish.
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy, dark, reddish brown with a beige head. Sweetish aroma of burned caramel. Medium-bodied with dry, burned caramel accents and a fairly bitter finish. Interesting. 281207
joergen (23307) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange brown colorued with an off white ehad.
Spicy aroma of malts and caramel with notes of berries.
Swet flavour of malts, caramel, berries, spices and hops.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Chris O Port GBBF Tasting. Ambery ruby colour, small white head. Aroma is toffee, mild caramel malts as well as some slgiht notes of roast and breadyness. Flavour is toffee, malts, some wood and mild notes of spices nad alcohol.
madmitch76 (17830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
27th April 2009
Clear deep brown - red beer. Medium crisp palate. Spiced Xmas beer. Smooth chocolatey malt. The spicing is quite subtle. Maybe a pinch of cinnamon and ginger? Lively carbonated bite in the finish. Nicely joined up but just a little cloying.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<i>Draught at the brewpub in Aalborg</i>
Dark amber to red-brown color. Light caramel aroma, with a sweet touch of spices, almost herbal, minty. Caramel flavor with clear spicy character (cinnamon and star anis overall). Correct bitterness, with medium dark caramel in the end. Very typical Nordic Jule Øl.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Birch & Barley. Murky brown color. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste has a malty start, lots of dark roasted coffee grounds. Slightly boozy. Nice.
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 On tap at the brewpub, 2008 vintage. It pours an almost clear, brown body under a nice beige head. Orangepeel, loads of orangepeel and christmas spices like cloves and cardamom in the aroma. The malts struggle to fight their way to the front, but isn’t much succesful aromawise. The flavor on the other hand, has a nice malty sweetness, along with orangepeel and spices. Spiced finish too, but not so intense on orange peel. Medium body and a nice carbonation. A pleasant, special, easy to drink beer but probably in need of less spices and orangepeel. Rating: 7-4-7-3-15-3.6. 081022
Bottel, 2009 vintage. It pours a clear, copper-colored body with a nice, finger-thick beige head. Spiced nose with orange, anise, clove and cardamom. Toffee and nuts in the back. The flavor has a caramel sweetness, with nuts and some hoppy bitterness. Quite spiced, a bit too much I think. Orange-peel bitterness in the finish, as well as orange and spices. Full-bodied. Too spiced for my palate, or at least with the wrong combo and amounts of spices. Still a quite drinkable beer, maybe some gingerbread would be suitable with this one. 100424