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Brutal Brewing Pistonhead Christmas Carol
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Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Grängesberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Roast, dense malt, bread. Flavour: Bread, roast, caramel, toffee. Medium bodied. Ends fruity and light roasted bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted breadish malty, light cardboardish. Bitter, roasted malty and dry breadish. Dry and roasted into a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Bottle, 50 cl. Clear chestnut brown with a small beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, nuts, herbs, toffee, dark fruits. Quite fruity flavor with strong malty accents. Dry, almost woody finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and a small beige head. Roasty nose. Medium body, dry roast, some dark fruit and a dry finish with a vague metallic touch. Well made. 220413

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark chestnut brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is light dark roasted malt, toffee, nuts, chocolate. Taste is light+ sweet and bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft+ carbonation. Light dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Leini (736) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark brown head with a dash of red. Thick whitebrown head. Malty rye bread taste with elements of sourdough, chocolate, orange and a hint of coffee. Bitter orange brief aftertaste. Medium, fizzy and brief carbonation. I never liked products within the Pistonhead range, but this one is at least ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle: Black colour, nice brown head. Aroma is dominates of sweet malts, bread, some caramellynes, coffee, and dark choclate and fruitynes. Flavor had a a nice coffee, caramelly bready mouth feeling. Burned Popcorns in the end, fruitynes was there to. Thin body, medium coffe/burned popcorns finish!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Mörkt brun öl med ett stort, livligt beige skum. Doften är lätt rostade toner, maltighet och viss kryddighet. Smaken är brödigt maltig och lättrostad med en lätt beska som passar ölet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
7stern (364) - Bromma, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Dark ruby, almost read. Christmas spices aroma, like cinnamon. Coffee like taste, rather dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ingevara (790) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Minimal head. Coffee colored. Good balance of sugar and bitterness, nice christmas flavors, but it lacks the aroma that makes it special. Better thjan most Spendrup produce though.


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