Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Read some statistics last Christmas: I believe this beer has about 60-70% of the Danish market for Christmas beers. And nothing could be more unjustified. Lovely, dark amber colour with a fine creamy head. Very watery with a hint of caramel-malt and an idea of some hops. You don’t taste the added licorice. Extremely disappointing and very anonymous. If you have the choice, always grab a Carlsberg 47 instead of this crap. 081299
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz plastic bottle, brought by jercraigs and co. Dark orange pour, no head at all. Grassy aroma. Slight malt touch tot he taste, but it was kind of "off" to be honest. Not much of a lingering aftertaste either. Thin and not really that good, but a neat little bottle.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plastic Bottle. Amber body, very small thin film of a head appears only with a vigorous swirl of the glass. Grassy grainy aroma sort of swampy character. Not much ot the flavour, some undefined grany flavours, rough, meh. Thin bodied, watery. Neat to try, but not very good. Thanks Geoff/Gill. Its funny, in a dream about the Boston Marathon kind of way.
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a amber body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had no carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is bitter.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light red-brown color, little white head. Malty, fenoly, slightly roasted aroma, pretty thin. Fenols come up also in flavor, watery start. Thin bodied, some carbonation comes up. Nothing Christmas-like in this beer, just one brown colored standard lager.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(on bottle) Sweet sents with much mash a little malt. Desperaty need the alcohol they removed a few years back. Good plesant carbonationg but a waery mouth, witch becomes irritating after a while.
youngstar16 (1) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2004 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A mystery why this Christmas beer is so popular in Denmark - when there a so many better alternatives !
pi2za (18) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Nothing special in this one - except for Tuborg’s superb marketing campaign, which evey year leads youngsters to drink a lot of these ones.
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2005 this is a very watery beer without any special flavour. A christmas beer i used to drink alot before trying REAL christmas beers
NosirIwont (2263) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Bottle. Well, I haven’t had this beer for years. Not since I was a teenager and I still considered the annual release of the beer an event. I actually thought it was the best beer in the world back then. Fair to say, it does have more flavour than the crappy lagers I otherwise used to drink, but that really says more about those lagers than about this beer. Pale amber colour with white head. Malty aroma, slightly nutty. Sweet, malty flavour. A bit metallic. Alcohol. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.