ekstedt (5433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Deep copper with a medium beige head. Caramelly aroma with fudge and chocolate. Light to medium body, with a bit spritzy mouthfeel. Dry with clear roasted bitterness.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. A dark brown coloured beer with alarge tan coloured head, but this dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is malty and fruity and maybe a little burnt. The taste is malty and sweet. Some nutty notes and some caramel. Really very drinkable and nicely tasty. Much better than expected. Cool.
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0,33l. Dark red brown coloured. A creamy head. Rich malty aroma and a sweet bitter flavour. Ending in a sweet way. Thanks to Rune for the lunch invitation and the beer.
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some beers and food at a late lunch gathering with Finn and Catweazle during Die Stadezeit. A 330ml bottle of this Swedish yule beer came first and stood forth in a clear, red-brown coloured body with a moderate brownish head. Malty aroma with notes of plums. Balanced flavour of roasted grain with taste of dry bitterness in the ending. Rounded mouthfeel (28.12.2006).
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Reddish brown coloured. Aroma of malt, prunes, caramel and raisins. The same notes is in the flavour. Medium bodied. Decent, but too much aroma and flavour of prunes for my likings.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Red-brown in colour. Begie creamy head. Comes with a sweet burnt sugary armoma and taste. Also malty. This is a boring X-Mas brew.
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml can. Dark reddish brown colour with a tall fluffy off-white head. Crystal clear and the head clings to the glass. Clean aroma with a hint of münchenermalts. Quite dry with just a hint of dark malts. A little drying bitterness in the finish. Well-balanced and clean, but boring.
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2006
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
redish brown color with a tan foam. Roasted and malty notes. Medium body with a metallic, wet cardboard finish with some bitterness.
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(50 cl can from Swedish Systembolaget) Sweet scent, not much else. Clear red color, tan head. Dry roasted a bit metallic and buttery taste. Papery and stale aftertaste. Cardboard oxidated taste. Astringent bitterness.
Marsiblursi (3002) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Canned) Pours dark red. Round aroma, hints of roasted malt. A bit buttery. Metallic flavour, cardboard. Sour notes. Hints of pepper. Hoppy notes and a small bitterness. Small to medium body.