kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber pour with a medium cream colored head. Big citrus/floral hop aroma with just trace of caramel malt. Taste is a very nice balance of citrus hops up front and finishing with a nice malty sweetness. A real nice amber.
EdInSaltLake (222) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit/orange, caramel, toasty aroma. Medium caramel, sweet, bready malt flavor, with a subtle toasted flavor. Citrus hops, and a lingering sugary sweetness which goes pretty well with the hop fruitiness. Bitter aftertaste; not really strong, but a little harsh.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour during the holidays. Creamy mouthfeel. Also detect a long finish.
wildbeercat (119) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Mild hop bitterness and some malts.
Appearance: Translucent copper red with a pretty thin off-white head. Decent lacing, though.
Taste: Bitter hops on arrival, and does in fact end on mild sweetness. Nothing that really stands out to me or blows my mind.
Palate: Medium body, flavors don’t really persist.
Overall: Seasonal? This is the special winter seasonal? It doesn’t really have anything special about it. It’s a nice red, but it doesn’t stand out to me in any way.
yespr (25947) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small white head. Pine hops and slight herbal. Toasted malty and pine hops finish.
Ungstrup (26261) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 25,900. Bottled. A dark amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of spices, caramel, malt, alcohol, and forest. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, spices, and pine needles, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks yespr fir sharing.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Clear like amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet toasty caramel bit spiced aroma with fruity hops. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: sweet toasty caramel and some fruity hoppiness.
ACHops (282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours thick caramel orange with medium lacey off-white head. Aroma is fresh piney hops, just a hint of malt. Taste is big bitter hops up front followed by smooth rich caramel malt that shines as this warms. Seems slightly stronger than the 7.2% abv. Thick mouthfeel with lingering smooth bitterness. One of my favorite winter seasonals that I look forward to every year.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent copper brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was spicy and herb. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of spices herbal and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
jesperhammer (2221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25-MAR-2013, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Clear golden/amber. Aroma is weak with caramel, malt, toast, fruit.
Taste is much the same. Not much hops. Medium body, low carbonation.
Miksu (4537) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.355 l bottle. Deep amber color. Sweet aroma with caramel and floral-citrusy hops, some raisins and nuts. Taste of caramel and floral-citrusy hops (muscat grapes). Rounded mellow palate, full body. Not my favourite style (too caramelly) but still quite enjoyable.