Brewed by Svaneke Bryghus
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Svaneke, Denmark


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Danish: Vi har helliget denne øl til de årligt tilbagevendende husspektakler og familieskænderier, som hører lige så meget til juletiden som dansen om det brændende træ. Denne stærke belgiske Ale har en brunlig farve med rødligt skær og en lille, men cremet skumhat. Kroppen er fyldig og sødmefuld. Duft og smag præges af tørrede blommer og æbler, krydderurter, bergamotte, kirsebær, honningkage, chokolade, toffee og karamel, medens eftersmagen udgøres af diskrete riste nuancer samt en blid og balancerende humlebitterhed. Overgæret med belgisk Trappistgær.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2814) - Edinburgh, - DEC 2, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to Nikolai. Pours a chestnut brown colour with a slight red hue and a thin crema head. The nose has quite a dominant green hop note, possibly herbs or grassiness, then some baked apple and cinnamon. The taste has more of the baked fruit, some chocolate and spice. The palate is medium to full bodied, with a tangy texture and a fairly elegant finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with a creamy tanned head. Aroma of plums, red berries, toffee, banana. Taste of caramel, raisins, nuts and licorice. Sweet palate, with a spicy caramel aftertaste. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (873) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Small cream white layer. Dark brown clear color. Aroma of raisins, oak, leather, berries. Taste is more into cherries, fruits, meat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (771) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma with toasted malts, sweet fruity esters and light roast. Taste is moderate sweet with light roast and bitterness. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
0.33l bottle. This is a light cloudy deep dark and warm ruby brown looking one with a small to medium sized beige soft lacing top. A bit anonymous on the nose. I get tones of something really herbal, almost medicinal like with cough syrup, waxy honey and dried hedge. Light licorice infused, pepper and nutmeg. There is even a little hint of vanilla all the way in the back. A good amount of flavor. Concentrated Coca Cola, more medicinal herbal nuances. It feels oily in the mouth and the carbonation level is about average and small-bubbled. Yeasty bitterness with chocolate wrapper and soft ginger bread. A bit out on the sweeter side of the scale, undoubtedly. A good malty sweetness all the way and it’s leaving a Spicy tail. Not bad at all. 20.11.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4576) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
On tap @ Kick mat & Malt. Unclear, dark brown, close to black body with a nice, moderate sized beige head. Aroma is dominated by Christmas spices, some caramel, dry fruit and milk chocolate. Flavor has sweet malt, chocolate, spices, dry fruit and yeast. Interesting, but not necessary in a balance. Quite strong body and heavy in aftertaste. Promising but unfortunately out of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
On tap. Dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma fresh, dark bread, rye, spice and roasted notes. Taste is sweet, fresh, spicy, rye bread, citrus with a long hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
As Svaneke Christmas.
Draught at BAJT, Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Sampled on December 24, 2013.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, sugary, slight bit of juniper scent. Bitter, zest, yeasty taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2894) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
33cl bottle (as "Svaneke Christmas Ale") from Vinmonopolet Storo. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a beige head. Malty and caramelly aroma with moderate spicy notes, dark dried fruits and hints of toast and Belgian yeast. Fairly sweet and flavourful with a light bitterness in the finish. Pleasant Christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2334) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 04.12.2013, 0,33l bottle (as Svaneke Christmas Ale) @ home:
Nice slightly brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and spiced, caramel malts, rye bread, broth, spices, dark sugar, chocolate, dried dark fruits, yeast. Taste is slightly dry and spiced, caramel malts, yeast, broth, rye bread, spices, grass, nuts, burnt caramel. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kazin (200) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
Draft at the Bishops Arms, Malmö. A nice winter warmer, hints of spices, some chocolate, and malts.

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