meerbier (1437) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home, vintage 2009. Prune and raisin aroma. Dark brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, laurel, hint of chocolate. Medium body, alcohol hidden, flavourful yet easy going.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@sayravai tasting. Deep ambery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is liquorice, spices, alcohol and stuff. First thing that came to mind was Gouden Carolus. Flavour is quite liquorice, some spices and mild wooden and alcoholic notes. Aroma is actually better than the flavour, which feels it’s still quite young. Still nice.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Dark brown with a small, lacy head. Strongly anisey nose with licorice and light Xmas spices. Flavor is mostly licorice and alcohol with added spices - not very balanced. Medium to full body, low CO2. Quite much like Gouden Carolus Christmas, but the flavor is not as balanced. 5247
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Pours a clear brown color with a thin light brown head, Aroma of anise and sweetness. Flavor of anise, malt and sweetness with a mild bitter finish.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29 Blind tasting at Papsoe 27-03-2010:
Bottle. Large light creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Light mahogany color. Aroma of caramel, mild toasted malt, hint of fruit. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor. Fruity finish.
7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 15 = 3.5
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#29 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 27-Marts-2010 hos Papsoe. Clear red/brown - white head. Fruity, berries, rubber, nutty, vineous, high malty, licorice, banana notes, lakrids konfekt.
Plovmand (6133) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a dense light tan head. The aroma is spices, caramel, anise and light chocolate. The flavour is quite vinous, light chocolate,light spice and warming alcohol. Creamy texture. Ends up sweet fruity.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 29 at papsoe’s blind tasting
clear dark amber, smooth offwhite head.
faint aroma. faint roasted stuff, licorice.
flavor is sweet,spicy, licorice,
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle, 2009 version. Malt, laurel and cardemom in the aroma. Malty spicy flavor with caramel, licorice and laurel. Spicy soft bitter aftertaste.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a solid beige head. Chocolate and pears aroma, reminding me quite a bit of a Rochefort 8 (and that is a compliment). Fruity flavours, quite a bit of pear, also dry chocolate, finishing quite dry. Alcohol is noticeable. Full-bodied. Enjoyed quite young, but I suspect this beer may develop like a Rochefort. Promising stuff.