yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. A clear one, next to brown in color and with a nice, dense, beige head. Dark liquid malt extract and some dried fruits in the aroma. Prunes and dates. Toffee and hints of molasses. Not particularly pleasant. The flavor too has toffee and malt extract, the dried fruits less obvious. Oxidation flavor too, quite bready. Dark bread that is. Medium body, quite dry, and with a pleasant carbonation level. Toffee, dark bread and malt extract in the end. Not my kind of Christmas beer, that’s for sure. 130119
saxo (14754) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel and sweet malt.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 5.3%. OK vinous and malty aroma. Dark brown colour. Almost no head. OK malty flavour, hint of citrus.
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml(BB 05/2007)
Dark nut brown color, decent brownish head. Nice hoppy and caramelly aroma. Hoppy, caramelly malty, slightly spicey.Very tasty vienna and nice suprise under "Three Hearts" brand.
Rasmus40 (13814) - 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
rlgk (13368) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Bronze color, quite ok off-white head. Not much aroma at all. Flavor is grassy and herbal, finish is spicy and bitter.
gunnfryd (12398) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, weak licorice, spices. Flavour is roasted malt, weak licorice, apple, caramel. Medium body. Boring beer.
HenrikSoegaard (11477) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head.Red amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor with light caramellic notes. Average finsih. Oily palate.
FatPhil (10888) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 500ml bottle (Stockholm) - shared by SaintMatty - thanks!
4 Very bland aroma, just the caramel and some paper
3 Clear deep re, brief head.
5 Very stodgy malts, seems almost underfermented.
2 Sugar-watery, and fairly fizzy. Finish more stodgy, and a bit buttery. Some very harsh industrial hop bitterness.
9 Fullish, but none of it particularly brilliant. Sweet caramelly nonsense.
Rerate 500ml botle (Tallink) (5:4:5:3:10=2.7)
Not sure where the previous hate came from, this is now a very scrummy caramelly dark lager. It’s brainstem-focused, no complexity, just a massive sweet caramelly fire blanket to extinguish any interest in hops. Finish is an enire load of bread - crammed into every corner of your gob. But it ain’t bad, it’s clean, it’s malty, it’s a bit predictable and maybe dull, but it ain’t bad.
Bov (10476) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark ruby-brown colour, fine head, beautiful lace, grassy aroma, slightly sweet, medium-bodied, salty (!?!) with a dry bitter malty finish - balanced and original