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Brutal Brewing Pistonhead Christmas Carol

Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Grängesberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (154) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. First touch of citrus in aroma, then caramel. Overall nice dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gbgbrouge (155) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Poured from bottle, dark red brown with beige head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dark bread herbs and some dried fruit. Taste is mild with notes of dark bread, dried fruit and a little spice. Not to sweet and just enough bitterness. Nice after taste. Good beer to the Christmas dinner!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
500ml bottle via djoeye, shared with Finn. Huge, creamy, tan-coloured head leaving crocheted lacing to the glass. Black body, red-tinged. Earthy malts on the nose, hints of caramel. Flavours of herbs, bread and dark fruits. Slightly roasted endnotes. Fine bodied. Yuletide feel, alright (Tromsø 18.12.2014).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
50cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours very dark brown with a moderate sized beige head. Dark and malty aroma with some slightly roasty notes, dark, dried fruits, caramel and hints of chocolate, herbs and spices. Medium sweet, but fairly balanced and pleasant malty flavours and a certain bitterness. Nothing special, but quite decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (504) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 11/-12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Caramely, some roasted malt. Taste: Caramely, sweetness, roasted malty, notes of ashtray and chocolate. Body is medium, the finish is bitter and roasted with notes of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bygers (861) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Pours dark brown with a large dense off-white head. Very light aroma with roasted sweet malt, light hops. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, some metallic and harsh notes in the finish. Thin and watery texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1848) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Black brown body with beige head. Quite rich lacing. Aroma; dark sweet malts, grassy hops, plums, plum peel, sweet spices and dough. Taste; dark sweet malts, hops, plum peel, nutshells, cocoa toffee fudges, moves towards chocolate in finish with dark dark prunes under. Feels normal, average carbonation. Overall; despite lack of xmas tradition spices, this was a clean and good dark one. I hope Spendrups never changes the recipe. [50cl brown bottle, 5.6%abv, BB250915, B@Systembolaget Storheden Luleå]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
konungen (85) - - NOV 21, 2014
Väldigt mörkbrun klar öl med kaffe färgat skum. Doftar rostad karamell malt, lätt frukt och lite kryddor. Smaken är i samma anda och är ok. Saknar lite mer kropp och styrka. Helt ok öl som är väldigt lättdrucken! Flaska. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and flavor of malt, toffee, butterscotch and metal. Sweet and slightly spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -Brown coloured with red glare, medium to big sized beige head, nutty caramel nose. Toasted malt, caramel, dried fruits and brown sugar with light roasty notes in the finish. Hint of spices, slightly watery also.

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