akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2008
Tusen takk to Silje from Drammen for the six pack! ;) The beer was clear brown with generous eggshell color foam. In the aroma and flavor I got caramel and roasted malt, and some christmas spices. The spices came out more in the aroma than the flavor. Slight bitter finish.
BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Malty nose on this brown body with off white head. Clean dry finish and not as sweet as I’d expect from a Vienna. zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Pours a clear brown body with red hue and off-white head. Head is foamy, but laces nicely. Spicy aroma with a very bock-like body. Finishes clean. JK (6296) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2007
A rare beer from Akevitt. Moderate sweet malt and some spice. Clearly a lager, but I wasn’t sure it was a Vienna. Dry finish, but there is some sweetness in the flavor. Not bad for cheap beer from a can. badgerben (5332) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Thanks to Akevitt for sharing this one. Dark copper color with a thin head. Slightly grainy aroma. The taste manages to be both sweet and bitter grains. A very small pinch of cinnamon.
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Yes Virginia, Christmas does come in a can, especially a 12-oz can when shared by akevitt. Pours a clear dark amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some spotty lacing and a slow dissipation. Aroma of slightly roasted caramel malt, some flowery hops, some slight raisin, and wheat bread. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a slight metallic texture with flavors of caramel malt and some mild bitterness. Finish is slight metallic with a mild bitter and caramel aftertaste. RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 6/1/2000. Aroma is very faint with a hint of roasted malt. Color is a bright clear amber with light carbonation and head. Taste is sharp, crisp and bitter. Starting with light medium body that goes down with a slightly sharp malt feel. Finish is a lightly sweet malt flavor backed by a very mild bitterness. Its not what I think of when I think of a Christmas Beer. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: JueolRune (13510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2007
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
dark amber, rich sweet malt aroma, rich malt flavor, carmel sweetness, low bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
The motto "xmas lasts till Easter" came to my mind when I picked up the 330ml bottle at Fenaknoken in Oslo (BB:14.07.07). Mahogany coloured body, off-white head and hints of laceworks. Aroma has got some roasted notes. Vague, dark malty flavour added a light touch of caramel sweetness. Rather thin mouthfeel. Didn’t make me think of Yuletide (17.03.2007). Hansen (8615) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Dark brown and clear. Has a mostly lasting, off-white head. Lightly sweet, malty aroma, a bit roasted. Flavor has a metallic note.