highlandlad (1456) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An untypical Christmas beer out of Denmark. Feels a bit like a Duvel clone but without as much character. Intense gold colour with a solid, lasting plug of foam. Surprisingly soft aroma for a 7.9% abv bock. Very light pale malts, a hint of sticky wine and some grassiness. Remiscent of Duvel or perhaps Carlsberg Special Brew. Still, there’s not a great deal going on there. Medium bodied, with quite an oily mouthfeel. Nice soft carbonation. The flavour mix is as subtle as the aroma: sweet and malty, with faint spices, tropical fruit and some peppery bitterness in the finish. Again, very much like Duvel. Very drinkable for its strength but a little short on character. (33cl bottle, trade with Papsoe - thanks Henrik!, bb 23/4/06)
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Bottled. Golden with a small off-white head. Light malty aroma with some hay. Sweet malty flavor with too much hops for a christmas beer. Stinging bitterness in the finish, and some alcohol. Rating:4-2-5-3-11-2.5. 061115
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. As Jul i Underhuset. A clear, golden beer with an off-white head. Alcohol, malty sweetness and fruit notes in the aroma. Quite weak. Sweet, fruity flavor with some alcohol. Medium to full body with a certain warmth. Decent bitterness in the finish. A rather uninteresting beer, but maybe with some sandwiches. 091024
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 Bottled. Very bright golden. Almost no head. A pleasant sweet taste and aftertaste. Went well together with cheese. A different Christmas beer. KI=0
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden. Aroma rather skunky, but gets better as the beer warms. A nice bitterness in the flavour.
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy white fair mostly deminishing head. Warm yellow colour. Moderate malty aroma. Nice flavour and palate. A nice beer.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Weak aroma of malt and hobs. Golden with a small somewhat lasting head. Full body and alcoholic taste
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden color with okay head but dimishing a bit too quickly. Fine full fruity taste not so sweet but x-mas enough for me.
saxo (16049) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at home. Some taste of malt and hops. The head disappears quickly. The ABV is not felt immediate! Yellow colour? This is not a Christmas beer according to Danish traditions.
NosirIwont (2242) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ 1000fryd, Aalborg, DK. Pours golden with a small, fast-disappearing white head. Fruity aroma. Some cereal notes. Flavour is fruity and a bit grainy. Notes of alcohol. Grassy and hoppy notes in the finish. 11-11-05.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Golden colour with a weak white head. Not much but some sweet spicy aroma. Quit nice taste very clean, fresh and malty. A lot better than the two others christmas beer from the same brewery.