chriso (7513) - 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 (16995) - 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 (9824) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ DŘE 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
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at DŘE, Aarhus Syd, DK.
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with tone of caramel.
Stefano (1952) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet and dominated by caramel. Flavor is sweet and caramel, but also with a light spicy touch. Thin palate.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
28th December 2010
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Clear red brown beer. Big frothy tan head. Softish palate, dry. Low carbonation. Sweet malt but not much else going on here.
Borup (11005) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head, Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, malt and hops.
LoFi (1708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head that disappears quickly. Aroma: malty, fruity, buttery and a bit acidic. Taste: svagdricka, sweet malt, a faint taste of caramel, nuts, fruit and some acidity, a bit too sweet. Medium-bodied, a bit fizzy. Too sweet and thin, but acceptable.
charlotte (5156) - rřdovre, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle.Dark amber colour with white head.Aroma is malty and hoppy feels sweet with metallic mouthfeels thin body and a bit bready finish.
SaintMatty (6615) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Soapy and fruity aroma with raisins, marzipan and dried fruit. Sweet, fruity and slightly soapy taste with raisins, marzipan and caramel detected.