hawanna (1551) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle. Best before 08. July 2013
amber, clear, minimal head, white foam
citrus, bread, roasty, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation,
Sizzler80 (382) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rusty pour with a frothy white head. Aroma: quite fruity, mostly orange citrus, toffee, slight hops and wet grass. Taste: malt, hops, citrus mostly. Slightly bittersweet on palate with medium carbonation.
kevnic2008 (6613) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-amber colour. Moderate malty aroma, caramel. Easy drinkable, citrus and malt dominates the palate.
hawthorne00 (2096) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 11C. Golden amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, light spices. Sweet but not all that rich caramel with some nuts. Dry finish with modest spices, modest but distinct bitterness. Not exactly what you’d call powerful flavours, but it has charm and fine balance.
stevoj (1336) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle into lager glass. Deep amber color, minimal head, which dissipated quickly (Note: glass was just rinsed out and wet from previous beer). Typical spiciness for a German Christmas beer. Lower alcohol content, but a smooth taste. Not so spicy to dissuade casual drinkers, but a nice tart aftertaste. No lacing on glass. I’d drink this year round if it was available...
EithCubes (4412) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
200th rating for this beer. Bottle by 29.08.2012. Cracker and caramel nose, sticky malt with a little toffee and faint roast. Dark orange-brown body with a creamy beige head. Lightly bittersweet, a nice rounded malt flavor and quite crisp and prickling with a crackery-bready note in with the juicy hops and citrus in the aftertaste. Medium body, really nice Vienna.
Holy (831) - GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle gifted by Bierkrug - thanks for sharing! It’s May and I’m drinking a Christmas beer... Fits somehow.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rating #198. Dark amber/orange color with a white head. Caramel and lightly toasted aroma. Mild bitterness, slightly nutty with a bit of toast and caramel. (2339)
HopfenWeisse (812) - - APR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear golden colour with nice big head. Aroma is malt. Flavour is malt, sweet.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 ml bottle from Spirits The Spot TR. Poured a burnt orange body with an average sized fizzy looking off white head. Aroma was very off putting, just loads of sticky sweetness, green grapes, raisins, honey, dough. Flavor was the exact same, cloying sweetness that turned my stomach. Medium body that fizzes up once it passes your lips and stingy carbonation. I knew I wasn’t going to like this one and I was 100% right, Drain pour.