HULK777 (273) - - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark caramel and dark bread aroma. Taste of coffee, citrus fruits, and smoked malt.
tfredvik (912) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep copper body, the long-lived head laces the glass well. Strong aroma that is surprisingly hoppy, with notes of tropical fruits. It’s also spicy and caramel. Not particularly christmassy, but an inviting aroma nonetheless. The flavours also has notes of burnt sugar, and the tropical fruits feels overripe. In addition I get some herbs (more than spices), and in the long-lasting, moderate bitter finish I pick up traces of coffee. More-ish and refreshing mouthfeel with a light dry finish. An unusually successful vienna! Oh, I’m so easily pleased, just throw in some extra hops in your average beer, and I’m sold.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 10 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Tromsø Langnes. Good looking body and head. Firm, bubbly, fawn-coloured head with a solid stand and excellent lacing down the glass. Clear mahogany coloured body. Full score on appearance! With pine up front and semi-dry, dark malts beneath the smell gives a Christmas tree impression. Blended taste of herbal hops and malts with moments of nuts, chocolate and caramel. Roasted, bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Nice Christmas feel (at home, Tromsø 04.01.2014).
HenrikSoegaard (10020) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy hoppy and moderate malty aroma. Powerfull moderate bitter flavor. Oily palate. Long finish. Great stuff.
finol (1951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a tan head.
Nice amarillo hop aroma but with a more regular vienna style taste.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a large brown head which lasts long and laces the glass. Aroma of raisins with a complex background. Smoky flavor yet fruity and refreshing, nicely balanced.
Rasmus40 (9603) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. A nice surprise. 081212
Arve_Christian (2677) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo. Dark brown color, good foam. Roasted aromas, malt, Christmas spices: medium intensity- secondary notes of hops. Medium/ full body & complexity. Solid bitterness - good balance. Enjoyable
Ingevara (760) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale brown, average head. Malty and rich in fruity but bitter nuances. No excess of sugar. Very enjoyable with food as well as on its own.
jessoj (52) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle., aroma caramel, chocolate, coler amber, liquidclear, taste medium bitterness, finish long