Svesse (6159) - 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 (4657) - 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 (2219) - 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.
bax (1142) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 13/12-2011) low light brown head, clear dark red amber color, sweet malty aroma, medium co2, thin body.
visionthing (2748) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a light brown head. A sweet and malty aroma with raisins, dried fruits and spices. Easy tp drink, but a bit thin. Some bitterness in the finish.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red beer with disappearing small beige head. TBoth aroma and flavour is dominated by sweet caramel malt and lots of spices. A bit thin bodied. nice but could have been much better.
Nisse666 (4213) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB cons 2011-11-25 Göteborg
AR: melas, plums, rasins, barrell aged
AP: frothy 1 cm highe creem beige head - deminishing, dark ruby red body
F: rasins, plums and then ich to heavy carbonation, cola, medium high bitterness
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Coppery amber colour. Seems to follow the standard Christmas beer pattern for the larger Scandinavian brewers. First take a fairly standard pale lager. Bump up the alcohol level a teensy bit. Add some caramel or colouring to darken the colour a little, taking great care to ensure the presence of loads of toffee and caramel in the flavour. Avoid hops at all costs. Make sure it is as sweet as hell. Leave in plenty of fat, under-brewed malt but skilfully contrive to make the mouthfeel thin and watery at the same time. If possible introduce some tinny or cardboardy elements. Preferably both. This one ticks all those boxes. Not exactly horrible but very dull stuff.
Rasmus40 (11218) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Nothing christmassy over this average vienna. 251109
Camons (5987) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of sugar, spices and malt. Taste is sweet malt and caramel. Thin water like body, low carbonation. 190111