Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours clear chestnut with a very high tan head. Aroma is malts, yeast and alcohol. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, yeast and alcohol. Decent.
kalervo (538) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, smooth, still has quite a lots of character. Beautiful colour with full and thick head.
morri (134) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big frothy tan head which turns into lots of bigger bubbles before it quickly flattens out. Dark brown/amber body, low transparency. Aroma is sharp in the nose. Iron, dark fruits, wood. Sweet malt hits the tongue first. Some alcohol taste. Creamy texture, excellent palate. Best served at higher temperatures.
tricksta_p (248) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a creamy head. Spicy aroma of dark malts, bread, caramel, roasted nuts, some anise and many more spices. Medium sweetness and lively carbonation. Pretty tasty winter brew.
Beerhammaren (762) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours hazy amber with high foamy head. Aroma is fruits, belgiyeast, malts and hops. Flavor is alcohol, malts, yeast. Sparkling palate.
jookos (1304) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahogany. Dark spicy nose. Anise, bready dark malts, some cedar, plummyness and dades. Full bodied. Candi malty, murky spicy. Quite alright, flavourful. Slightly sweet. Spicy, warming. Not as full bodied as I’d like it to be.
44fire44 (1) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bold spicy taste - exactly like a christmas brew should be like. Good strength (alcohol) but not too alcohol’y in the taste. Definitly my favorite brew this time of the year!
Renobob (71) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cuvée 2013 à la pression.
Note d'agrumes au nez, couleur ambrée profonde, on est à Noël. Très peu de sucre et une bonne longueur sur l'écorce d'orange, le caramel et la réglisse.
ej (511) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep amber with an enourmous head. Looks fluffy and is a light beige color. Aroma is candy and caramelly sweet. Taste is very well balanced with a very surprisingly dry finish. Light bitterness also lingers, despite the subtle sweetness witch comes first.
Nijstrom (51) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. This beer has a hazy, brown colour and an off-white, medium head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, caramel and fruit (mainly plum) and yeast. Initially I feel medium sweetness in the taste, followed by medium bitterness and a dry finish. It’s full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation.