sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Clear, dark amber color with medium, tanned head. Dry and slightly burned-malty aroma with rye bread and cookies. Malty, ashy flavor with some dark-toffeeish caramel. Even some licorice notes when warmer. Quickly fading, smooth finish. Very easily drinkable. Medium-bodied, slightly sugary and carbonated palate. Not that bad for the style, and probably accompanies a christmas dinner just fine. Clearly better than the Finnish vienna-style bulk christmas brews.
caesar (4505) - 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.
altonbrownd (4489) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from IKEA. Dark malty brown. Looks like soda. Sweet, malty nose. Sweet taste with some caramel and toffee. Quite watery. Sweet finish. Nice.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. A big airy, lightly tanned head upon a clear brownish red colored body. Clean, nutty caramel aroma with sugary notes. Sweet , burned sugary malt flavor. Not sticky, quite crisp actually. But there is almost no bitterness to deal with it, only a touch of acidulous fruits. Well-bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Sweet finish.
SaintMatty (4281) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Can - Copper/red with a foamy head. Malty, fruity and slightly sweet aroma with caramel and dried fruit detected. Fruity and malty taste with raisins, caramel and marzipan. The finish is fruity, malty, sweet and moderately bitter.
deanso (4127) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl can from IKEA delft.
Amber colour. Ok beer. Much better than the awful lagers I had to endure when I lived in Sweden 14 years ago.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby brown. Caramelly nose, with tones of anise. Flavour is, just like the 3,5 version, quite nice and tasty with notes of salmiak(ammonium chloride). Long flavour.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5l can courtesy of ogivlado (thanks!)
Poured a nice brown cola-like body with a white head that went away at a medium pace. MIld caramelly nose, bit malty. The taste is unfortunately also mild and watery. Caramel, malt (slightly roasty), light breadiness... hop shows up stronger than expected but only near the end and in the aftertaste (still far from mind blowing). All in all, what could’ve been a nice beer is ruined by a body that’s way too light for its own good. Pleasant, drinkable but dull.
gyllenbock (3693) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget in October 2012.
Clear dark amber with a sligtly tan head. Rather sweet with notes of toffee, roasted malt and bread. The finish was dry. Drinkable but boring. No spices in this one.
Cunningham (3673) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Can. Deep amber colour with a white head. Medium caramel malty nose. Very mild malty flavour.