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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
yespr (30689) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Sweet and malty flavour of caramel, bread, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Draught@SBWF2012. Deep copper colour, small beige head. Aroma is nutty, mild tobacco, toffee, roasted malts and some slight ashes. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, nuts, butterscotch and mild toasted notes. Promising aroma, but way too buttery flavour.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
Draught at SBWF. Very dark brown, small beige head. Aroma of burnt fudge with slight notes of boiled vegetables. Sweet and sticky with molasses and some tin. Loads of syrup, some cardboard. Low-medium bitterness. Harsh, sticky and unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10136) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Deep amber beer with a small beige head. Malty roasted aroma, chocolate, cocoa powder, spicy notes. Chocolate flavor, metallic bitterness, roasted, fruity notes, some cocoapowder. A bit sharp but a decent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget in Nordstan. At ekstedt’s x-mas beer tasting, on December 14, 2012.
BB 26.09.13.
Dark brown to black color, chocolate colored head. Sweet, malty, spicy scent. Malty, toffee, grainy, metallic taste. A bit thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 5 Oct 2012) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark bread, wort, dark treacle and crisp-bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark rye bread, raisins, caramel and a mild spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5539) - 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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