IPAgutten79 (930) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rødbrun, medium skum. Aroma av malt, gjær og mild karamell. Samme i smaken - gjær. Tam ettersmak, tynn konsistens.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
spicy malt aroma, bitter choclate, spicy finish with a lingering metallic taste
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another for Christmas in August. Surprisingly complex and good. Nice ruby color. Very interesting.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. brown color. roasted malty aroma. very xmasy. quite dark and sweet roastedness.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty nose with brown tones. Off white head. Clean dry finish and easy maltyness
metalspice (784) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Klart rødbrunt med fint skum. Lukten domineres av målt med en del ufriske toner. Smaken er av korn og karamell med en fin bitterhet mot slutten.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty and sweet, with cherries, caramel, oak, dry with a slightly carbonated hint. Ruby red color with a nice off white head that slowly settles, leaving behind some very nice lacing. Flavor has caramel and malts, slightly sweet, and little less exciting than I was lead to expect from the aroma. Still a nice brew.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A friend of mine had a few selections of this beer and generously shared a couple with me. I thought it was an odd combination of a belgian style ale and a bottle of liquified dried fruit (well then it wouldn't be dried fruit anymore would it) maybe reconstituted dried fruit. At any rate, it wasn't too bad, I think it was an old bottle that doesn't age well... poured nicely with a large pink head and a ruby colored body, decent flavor of oak and malts. Hmm, interesting.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good Chistmas style beer. Clean, crisp taste with fruity, sweet, and bitter flavors.
berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Ica, Vikersund. Clear, reddish brown colour. Finger-thick offwhite head that reduces quickly. Slightly sweet malty aroma quite well balanced with soft hop bitterness. Finishes too sour. Very average brew that failed to induce xmas emotions.