SHIG (4021) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a golden amber with frothy white head. The aroma was a sour fruity spice. The taste was a bitter grassy spice flavor.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a frothy white head. Odd fruit and yeast aroma. Can’t quite identify the various elements. Perhaps apple. Taste is spicy and quite sweet. Some slight dryness. Frankly it doesn’t have much Yuletide spirit.
argo0 (12459) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(25cl bottle, best by 12-4-07) Large and rocky off-white head atop a clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, coriander, orange, dusky/yeasty, some raisin. Some fusel shows up as the beer warms. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, herb, dusky, some berry, light alcohol. Watery medium body.
Fin (8574) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, had this as a Christmas present amongst many other bottles. Pours warm golden colour with a malty and yeasty aroma. Taste is unremarkable sweet, some spices but little else to speak of.
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Yellow color with a fair white head. Aroma is yeast, banana, apple, anise. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with notes of fruit and spices.
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hörnan, Stockholm. Golden, white head. Diacetyl aroma, butter, toffee, cream, vanilla, grapes and some citrus. Toffee flavor, some diacetyl, some citric hops and spices.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellow with orange note.
Malty aroma with notes of butter, cellar, fruits and rubber.
Fruity flavour with notes of butter, cellar, cardboard, malt and alcohol. Sweet with plum flavour finish.
Hansen (7809) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium yellow and clear colour. Creamy off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is light bread, caramel and lactic-acid. The lactic is not so good.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a nice white head and a good lacing. Weak aroma and taste of malts and hops. Boring christmas beer.
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lier, bottle. Amber-golden with minimal head. Sweet, rounded and medium body. Fruity flavour. Ok