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RATINGS: 1151   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 650ml. @ LCRBM09 - Low Countries RateBeer Meeting V, Kulminator, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Light unclear medium to dark orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, citrus - orange peel, light to moderate yeasty, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090905]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31626) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours amber. Aroma sweet raisin. Flavour is very sweet malty and raisins. Nice blend going into a decent bitterhops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
A clear amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet malty and very hoppy, while the flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol, combined with preserved fruits.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Very dark, clear amber - almost like bourbon - with a tiny, off-white head. Extremely floral hop aroma - you almost don’t need to taste this brew, you can sit for a looong while simply sniffing and enjoying the fantastic aromas. Full-bodied with a shipload of malt and caramel. The aroma hops also leave quite some bitterness, but it’s never overpowering - even for my palate. A truly great brew. 031205

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, pine needles and hops. Sweet fruity flavour of apricots, malts, caramel, pine needles and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
Bottled (thanks jjpm74!). Amber colour, medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, some fruity hops and also mild burnt sugar. Flavour is hoppy, grassy, quite sticky. Toffee and some some alcohol. Mild nutyness as well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19799) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Clear red, small head. Very roasty hop aroma. Sweet and resiny. Softly malty, but still feels light, despite it's gravity. Flowery and citrusy. Syrupy bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17212) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
Pink wax bottle, thanks to kramer17801. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty dark fruit aroma with hints of caramel and hops. Sweet malty dark fruit and caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Warming malty finish with a citrus hoppy aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
5th May 2008. A well balanced beer. Smooth and silky with a wack of malt witha druity undertone. Then floral hops that are dry and fruity but not overly bitter. A real mouthfull.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Yellow wax, vintage 2006 released 2007, 3 years old
Hazy dark amber color; small, persistent creamy head. Huge caramel, malt and hop aroma, light Bourbon vanilla too, nuts, light sweat, and light raisins. Good body strength, full malt flavor, caramel, sweet but not syrupy, sweet nuts too; strong bitterness, resiny and a bit fruity, with raisins; it’s actually less aggressive than modern American samples, and closer to my beloved Thomas Hardy’s Ale. The alcohol just creates a warming feeling in the end. Powerful and yet well balanced.


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