Rune (11120) - 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 (5105) - 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 (2177) - 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 (3371) - 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 (9569) - 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 (3076) - 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.
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber. Small, short head.
Some chocolate and toffee in the aroma.
Also present in flavour with licorice added. Not bad.
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also a slightly dusty hoppy note. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and ryebread, as well as light notes of licorice. The end is dry.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange red coloured with a beige head.
Sweet aroma of malts and caramel.
Sweet flavour of malts and caramel with hoppy notes.