Beerhammaren (762) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle @ Harry’s
Pours dark ruby red with low head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, herbs, gingerbread, notes of hops. Flavor is sweet malts, herbs, caramel notes, metal notes.
Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle @ Harry’s. Pours deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very light, mostly malts. Flavor is sweet malts with some alcohol. Nice body. Quite drinkable.
Psytron (1062) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smell of roast and candy. Dark brown colour, light brown head. Very flat carbon. Roasty, some coffee in artertaste.
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: A sweet smell, mixed with raisins, bread and some yeast.
Appearance: Brown, dark orange liquid, much foam that settles quickly, no noticeable lacing.
Taste: Taste is dominated with sweet aromas, a hint of alkohol and rather flat.
Palate: Too low carbonation.
Overall: I’m surprised by the flatness and suspect that there might be some wrong with this batch (or bottle).
Note: bottle Reviewed 2009-12-17.
k0mpsa (727) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at oluthuone, tampere. Black color, hint of red, small white head. Aroma of sweetness, malts, rye bread. Sweet malty taste, sweetness, ginger, rye bread.
klas (165) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. 15 SEK. Blind tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing.
Pyrmir (2419) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma quite discreet, malty and caramelly with a hint of soap. Flavor pretty bland, sweet, dark sugar.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 4 Oct 2012) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with crisp-bread, dried fruit and spicy hops. Malty, roasted taste with notes of raisins, dark bread, a touch of brown sugar and mild, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite decent Christmas beer.
gyllenbock (3686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget in October 2012.
Clear dark brown with a small head. Sweet with notes of bread, syrup and some light notes of cardboard. Thin mouthfeel, no spices. Not very exciting to be honest.
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Swedish Christmas brew, which tastes a little of vita malt, but without being so sweet. Ok regular lager style beer with a decent foam.