MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 100cl) Hazy, almost cloudy, dark amber colour with a massive and tanned foamy head. Mildly toasted malty aroma with resiny, grassy notes of pine needles, as well as fruity notes of citrus and a tinge of caramel. Sweet and delicately bitter flavour, medium bodied at most with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Mildly toasted (cara-)malt character with resiny and a bit chlorophyll-like sprucy notes, well-combined by fruity hops; sweet and mildly bitter hoppy finish, again with resiny, almost a bit ethereally notes of spruce. I definitely would order a second one. 26.XII.12
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Duke’s Corner Dundee. Delicious cherry aroma, light creamy head. Great amber body, full of spice and red berry. A beautiful concoction!
pivnizub (8591) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bucket(1000ml): Hazy, amber, big and very lacy off-white head, distinctive aromatic-hoppy and fruity nose, shy woody and port-vinos traces underneath; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, soft; sweet malty finish, supported by a delicate hoppy touch. Well balanced, well drinkable x-mas stuff…
Idiosynkrasie (3269) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1000ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Herbal and hoppy aroma has notes of grapefruit and citrus, resin, honey, spruce. Taste is minimally sweet, has notes of resin, honey, an earthy touch of moss, spruce, hints of citrus; bitter finish. A walk in the wood.
JohnRMurdoch (2974) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Inn Deep. Very orange brown colour, good head. Mild grain malt aroma. Fruity spruce pine flavour. Quite smooth. Does not feel like 7%. Interesting but nothing special.
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Southern, Edinburgh 191212
Golden amber, clear, thin white head
Aroma is very fruity, rich quite intense berry aromas, not a whiff of booze, mellow intense fruits, great aroma
Taste as aroma, getting soft pine but its main very berry fruity, sweet mellow and intense, sweet resinous, not a very complex beer but very nice, some light soft toffee caramel malts in the background
Palate - Medium carb and body. The keg dispense is working here, that bit of fizz stopping it from being cloying. Finish as main flavour, a little dry, touch of bitterness
Overall - Seems to get mixed reviews here. I did like it a lot more than I thought I was going to.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella. deep golden colour, white head. Christmas spice sweet fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, spiced with fruits and malt.
jesperhammer (2647) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27-AUG-2012, tasting @Papsø.
Hazy orange with off-white head.
Spice, herbs, christmas tree.
Actually too much like biting a christmas tree. They overdid the christmas theme.
madsberg (9654) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of sweetness, spice, spruce, herbs. Flavour of sweetness, spice, herbs, berries. Quite dry. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and herbal.
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, berries and spices.
Fruity flavour of caramel, spices and berries.