schuimkroaat (426) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl can, ’bbe’ July 08. Dark amber red, clear. Quickly collapsing head. Faint aroma of malt with a bit of chocolate. A rather slim malty taste with some hops and an aftertaste which is a combination of hop bitterness and fruit candy sweetness.
TimE (3900) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, caramel and spice in the nose. Slightly sour, caramel, milk chocolate in the mouth. Caramel raisin finish. This would be better if it just wasn’t so sour.
caesar (5598) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Dark brown color, short head. Aroma of some roasted malt, bit caramel, slight chocolat. Mlaty taste, bit sweet. Actually not bad for a canned beer.
ekstedt (5813) - 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 (8750) - 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 (4642) - 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 (8944) - 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 (2173) - 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.