Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany red with a small, but dense head. The aroma has delicious caramel notes and some of malt and light spice. The flavour has the same nice caramel sweetness, and it makes the body smooth and mellow. I also find a bit of spice, but only just. The finish has a nice hoppy bitterness and I think it’s a nicely balanced and charming brew.
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 Big brown head. Deep dark red body with carbonation. Fruity, malty wild berry aroma with perfumy, meaty notes. Sweet fruity malty taste with papery meaty notes. Very unusual taste. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Light body. Dryish malty wild berry aftertaste, stil with the meatiness, as well as some hoppy notes. Quite sweet; lacks bitterness. Strange, and not really that good. (0.5l can, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice spicy aroma. Sweetness, dry finish. A quite typical Scandinavian Crhistmas beer.
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Dense one finger tan head. Clear deep amber to ruby color. Limited aroma of sweet dark malts. Rubbery, nutty and fruity scents. Sweet-flavored; mainly dark malts and candysugar. Some underlaying bittering hops. Medium body. Sticky mouthfeel. A mediocre Christmas beer.
ekstedt (5405) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Deep copper with a medium beige head. A bit unclean malt aroma with boiled vegetables, along with some roasted notes and dark chocolate. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. A bit sweet with some bitterness in the finish.
Furseth (1950) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:Deep red/amber clear colour, nice head.. Aroma of Malt,gras,vegetable,caramel, some citric and metal in in the end. Flavor is almost the same, thin to medium body, and a smouth thin to medium caramel finish.
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a longlasting tan head. Sweet malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Thin malty caramel flavor. Long malty finish with some caramel hints.
larsniclas (5594) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with thick, beige head.
Nutty and wood-like aroma with coffee-notes.
Metallic and a bit sourish flavor.
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber color with a white head. Vegetables and barley tones. Thin body with a sweet, malty finish.
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 First rating. (50 cl bottle from Swedish Systembolaget) Grainy scent. Red color, white head. Grainy corn taste. No bitterness. Just no... 2/2/3/2/4=1.3 \ / Second rating. 50 cl bottle thanks to Reza from 3 Små Rum. BB 170410. On January 16, 2009. Clear deep dark red color, tan head. Malty, fruity, grainy scent. Sweet, sugary, a bit metallic taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Loads better than last time! 6/4/6/3/12=3.1