ectuohy27 (474) - - MAR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ehh. Perfectly drinkable and even nice, after a fashion, but far too thin and watery. Tastes (and especially looks) like flat Coke with some sprite or lemon mixed in, as well as a *touch* of malt. Definitely would have expected better--from a brewer in another country :) (vabandust, eesti!)
Senka (177) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50cl bottle. Freshly brewed Jõulusokk. Faint caramel, dark malt nose. Slightly pungent yeast on top. Pours clear black with a thick creamy head, that goes in 20 seconds to 0, with thin lacing.
Rather sour, with plenty of yeast as if it is some kind of dunkel-lambic beer. Sour at first, acidic afterwards. Thin bodied, oily beer, and thus I wont call it bock. 6% abv is also not really "bockish".
Overall, this is so far the weakest competitor for top Estonian x-mas beer of 2013 (or any other year previously, if that matters). Not a bad beer, but not to my taste either. Was better last year.
hens (362) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5L bottle. Malt, bread aroma. Watery beginning. Dry, high malt, Halljala brewey style original malt and hop game. Maybe some cinnamon and old home made apple juice. Watery end.
visionthing (2095) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Stockmann Tallinn. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a rather small, beige head. Moderate malty aroma with dried fruits, some lightly spicy and roasty notes and hints of caramel and metal. Medium sweet and malty with a lightly bitter finish. Not as sweet as expected and quite well balanced actually. A bit watery and mild in flavour, but quite drinkable. This one was from last year so maybe a year in my closet has done some good to the beer.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110402.
Pours brown color with a small head. Aroma of yeast, malts and mild fruits. Flavor is the same.
Marduk (1655) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l bottle. Dark brown- reddish color. Medium beige head. Sweet aroma, faint dry dark chocolate. Watery, caramel texture. I expected more of it.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 06.08.2011. Rated on 04.04.2011
Aroma is rather unpleasant and stale with roasted malt, glue and hints of coffee. Flavour is decent with some roasted malt and hints of solvent. I guess this is what a Christmas sock tastes like…
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Solaris, Tallinn. Ruby with a falling beige head. Black cherry aroma with hints of rye bread and liquorice. Simplistic malty taste; malt loaf, cherry and liquorice with faint undercurrents of Bovril and Baltic saltiness. Easy to drink, without any glaring faults. Unconvincing.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1l plastic bottle, thanks Juha! Dark brown color. Sweet, raisiny, worty and nutty aroma. Sweet flavor with chocolate, raisins, wort and dark rye. Low carbonation. BB Feb 2010, tastes old but not in unpleasant way.
rosenbergh (5547) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle. From Estonia. Courtesy of FatPhil.
Clear dark ruby red colour with off-white head.
Malt, bread and rye in aroma. Flavour is very malty, not very Bock-y though. Some roastiness too. Thin and boring.