bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
klas (231) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. 15 SEK. Blind tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing.
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of good roasted malt flavours. Not very dry. The right beer for christmas.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Christmas 2002 had many beers, much more fulbodied than this one, thin with too much sweetness in the end.
Proeferius (96) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5 liter can from Ikea, amber color and aroma of blackberry. taste a bit like limonade. litlle head and litlle carbonated. lets say.....drinkable.
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted malty flavor. Not bad
vkrejci (48) - ., CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5l can. Frothy light brown head with goog lacing. Dark amber color. Aroma: malty, caramel, little metallic (from can). Taste: sweet, caramel; sour and astringent finish. Medium body. Uninteresting drink.
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown colour with som red. Thick lacing head. Hopsy nose and a touch of plums. Taste hopsy with a malty finish. Good for chrismas, drinkable once a year.
marking (20) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2003
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is not the way I celebrate Christmas. Too lightweighted and please more hops next season.
grefwen (7) - Jämjö, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2004 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.