Hop_Hedonist (291) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gooooood! - easy drinking - alcohol obvious but nice rounded flavours - fruity some estery components - a lovely balanced brew.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 26.12.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Big creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, hops, red berries, citrus peel, leafs, sap. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, caramel malts, wet leafs, hops, sap, alcohol, soil, bark, red berries, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear deep amber with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, grapes and caramel, lactose and alcohol(I want milk and alcohol), inviting arroma. Taste is moderate sweet, lots of herbal bitterness to play with, lingering sweet, with a light alcohol and herbal burn towards the finish, good one.
Simonsen (758) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Mørk rød klar farge, stor hvit skumtopp. Medium karbonert. Smaker malt, karamell, kandis, krydder, urter og gress. Spenstig øl
berlinoise2go (646) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (75cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Gorgeous copper/amber colour, slighly hazy. Half-inch offwhite sticky head, good retention, leaves a stable band of lacing. Aoma of concentrated fruit (apple, pear, fig, banana), malt, yeast, rosé pepper. Medium/full body, soft carbonation. Sweet and spicy taste, nicely balanced by fruity acidity and mild bitterness. Quite subtle christmas-ness, but certainly working for me.
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hopppy and yeasty nice aroma. Citrus. Heavy bitter light sweet spicey flavor. Long moderate bitter complex nice finish. Creamy palate. nice christmass BSA but just a Little too sweet.
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Light toffee and sweet caramel, light spices, bitter and dry.
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear copper with a little white head. Aromas of spice and ginger biscuit. Taste has bread and caramel. Finishes a bit thin. Disappointing.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cinnamon on the nose. A few spices going on, a touch of ginger, cinnamon a hint of menthol, all this with a slightly bitter finish.
McNeillR (1568) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery stale light orange with a light ringed white head. Orange rind, boozy enough and stagnant hop. Tangy, rich bread and light crunch of malt. Bright wink of a juicy tang. Metallicy tang and long reaching sweet finish.
Bottle, Black Friday Tasting