BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a great season beer. Had this on tap while visiting Denmark in the winter.
tiong (5602) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours dark copper with a small head. Aroma of cardboard, hints of malts. Taste is plasticy, cardboardy and slightly malty with hints of spices. Finish is stuffy, sweet and cardboardy. A bit messy.
VastActiv (4474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can at tiong’s, Espoo. Thanks FatPhil! Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness and malts.
yy0pp (1068) - - DEC 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear light brown color with white head. Aroma - Caramel, malts, spice. Taste - Sweet, grain, brown sugar.
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a mahogany color with a canvas colored head. Notes of faint chocolate, brown sugar, burnt bubblegum, and cellar dust. Foamy mouthfeel.
RickFifty (868) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mahogany color, beige head. Caramel nose, bread, malty, fruity notes. Sweet taste, malty, licorice, caramel, hints of fruit and spice. Light body, soft carbonation.
rozsoma (611) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glædelig jul og godt Tub’år! Jeg har fået denne øl fra min søster til Jul.
gramity (1583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very much macro, with flavor toned down considerably across the board, this is still a good beer due to its interesting balance of malt and light spice, great sepia-toned appearance (and blue bottle), and clean finish
tbonde (279) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
40 cl from tap@Vanløse Kulturhus in Tuborg footed glass@approx 5 degrees C. (too cold). Pours dark amber/brown with small off-white head with rather low retention. Subdued malty aroma with a hint of sourness. Taste dominated by roasted malt but again weak and uninteresting with not much else happening. Medium texture and carbonation. Where this Danish classic scores - albeit not very high on points - is in the aftertaste, where the added licorice kicks in and leaves you with a quite distictive flavour. Not great by any means, too weak and one-dimensional, but it does have that little "surprise" as a saving grace.
MGantzel (121) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Denne julebryg har et klart rød-brunligt udseende med et medium skum. Øllen har en sød og karameliseret smag. Medium karbonering.
gbe75 (104) - ICELAND - NOV 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to very good marketing, this beer has become the symbol of Christmas beers in the Nordic countries. The only Christmassy thing with this beer is the label. Otherwise just a malty beer which could be for any season.