gunnfryd (9726) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, malt, oxidation, caramel. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, hop, oxidation, caramel, dried fruits. Ok beer.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear ruby-brown colour, almost no foam left; aroma of butter and caramel, sweet and poor malt body; some late tartness, slightly toasted; moderate and flat caramelish finish - very modest
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, tasted in December 2009. Pleasant reddish amber colour. Quite bready in the aroma and flavour. Some caramel as well on the palate. Slightly metallic mouthfeel. As usual with Stallhagen beers, this was a step up from Finnish macro brews but not up to the standard of the good micros. Palatable but a little dull.
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle shared by Finn. Fading, off-white head. Deep, golden-brown body. Aroma of herbal hops, basement and caramel malts. Slightly roasted, buttery caramel malts in flavour. Bittersweet endnotes. Acceptable (session at Finns in Tromsø, 17.01.2013).
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.
Very dark red amber with just a faint white rim. Very fruity, lots of caramel or toffee and a hint of spice. Slight cardboard and cheap advent calender chocolate. Run of the mill Scandinavian Jule beer. Genius lablel.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Courtesy of Degarth. Pours brilliant amber with almost no head. The aroma is bold yummy caramel blended with Concord grape jam sweetness. The taste has mild notes of sweet nearly grainy malts. That note gets crushed by sweet dark fruity esters and bold notes of caramel and sweet caramel flavored salt water taffee. Very nice but it adds up a bit too sweet after a few ounces are consumed.
rosenbergh (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml Bottle. Finland.
Roasted malt flavour was much more than I expected.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Pours copper with an off-white head.Aroma is bread, yeast,grains,spice and oxidized malt.Flavor is sweet oxidized malt and water with some berries .Thin body,average carbonation.A bit old but still kinda nice.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a clear, slightly darkish copper colour with a small foamy head. Visible bubbles. Flavour of strong traditional Finnish peasoup with only slight maltiness. Flavour of peasoup and other vegetables with some malts in the back. Light/medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. Skunky aftertaste. Not christmassy at all and quite bad in general with it’s weird taste. You can’t make a Christmas brew with peasoup.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Toffee aroma with quite some malts. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Nice malty beer with toffee notes and good hop and malts bitterness. Medium body. Flavourful, easy going. Thanks Patrik!