Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Grängesberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle. The foam is beige, compact and finger thick. The colour is dark ruby.

The smell is quite mild, malty and somewhat sweet sour with some notes of crisp bread.

The carbonation is quite strong with small bubbles as it should be in a Swedish Christmas lager.

The taste is malty with some sweet notes. The slowly growing bitterness got some burned and fruity notes. The finishing taste is gentle and dry.

This is a quite discreet dark lager. On the other hand, if a beer should be able to accomplish the Swedish yuletide smorgasbord with its smoked, salt, sweet, sour and peppery tastes, it might not be too robust.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Was excited when I got this as a present, but when I poured it out it looked more like a cola than a beer. While it didn’t taste like a cola, it wasn’t much better. Strange tin-like quality and other off flavors masking anything good under it all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grefwen (7) - Jämjö, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2004 does not count
I'm not fond of christmasbrews, and this was no exception. It doesn't taste very much, and gave an overall boring impression. I'm not saying that it should be avoided at all cost, but I wouldn't be sorry if the store was all out of it when I came to make my purchase.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Amber color with an ok head. There is not much aroma, but maybe it brings some sweetness. Has a rather weak flavor, a boring beer...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Beautiful amber color; generous creamy head. Malt aroma, bread. Smooth, quite malty, a lot of caramel, some sweetness in the front, correctly balanced at the end, without being outstanding.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
marking (20) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2003
This is not the way I celebrate Christmas. Too lightweighted and please more hops next season.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
The Christmas 2002 had many beers, much more fulbodied than this one, thin with too much sweetness in the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2680) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2003
Dark amber colour. medium head. Not much aroma, some toffee maybe. Toffee and caramel flavour, maybe some chocolate too. Some bitterness towards the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2002
Canned. Dark reddish brown, very little head. Caramel aroma. Sugary, but not extremely sweet. Mediun bodied with some crystal malt character and slight late bitterness. Still dominated by toffee and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ingevara (867) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2002
Malty and sweet, deep nice color. Lingering palate. Like it.

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