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.
Svesse (7510) - 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.
Geokkjer (7048) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, spices, red fruits and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel, some oxidized notes and coffee. Medium body, average carbonation.
larsga (6943) - 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.)
gyllenbock (6484) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6440) - 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.
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Chestnut, low head. Light sugar roast, a bit fruit. Medium light body, spice, fairly neutral. Unoffensive
larsniclas (6338) - 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.
SaintMatty (6313) - 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.
Cunningham (6258) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber colour with a beige head. Looks quite good. A sweet malty caramel aroma with some fruity notes. Rich caramel/toffe flavour, and a bit fruity. Medium carbonation. It have an unpleasant watery touch.
[Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden]