Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing top bottle, slightly sweet at the beginning, followed by some light hops, then it seemed to be abit watery, drinkable, but not great. Thanks to MoritzF for the bottle!
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml flip top bottle: poured golden yellow with a large white head. Aroma of grape, a little hops, and some grain. Started off clean with mild hops and grape but by the end, it started getting metallic and somewhat salty. I don’t know what makes this a festbier. Good in the beginning but watch out for the end.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(swing top bottle) Clear golden colour with a mid-sized foamy white head. Sweet malty nose with honey. Initially sweet malty, slightly toasted, with a malty and light bitter, hoppy and quite thin finish. Boring and not what I call a Christmas-Beer.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swing-top bottle: Deep golden coloured, big fluffy head, slowly diminishing; (sweetish-) malty nose with a tinge of cardboard and honey; slightly sweetish malty start, becoming slowly drier; faint bitter-sweet flavour; slightly sweetish-malty finish with a tinge of hops from far behind. A weak Fest-Bier, pretty watery for a brew of 6.0% ABV...............!