JK (6342) - 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. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Dark amber color with a light moderate head. Toast and toffee malt flavors. malt dominates with a slight spicy hops flavor and finish. Nicely balanced and drinkable. Skyview (6115) - 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. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2/19/2009 4:58:47 AM In Oslo over the holidays. Ruby red body with medium head. Sweet and malty nose. Taste is also malty, with coffee, caramel and bitter notes. Short aftertaste. Warming. ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle from Lerøy Mat, Bergen. Pours a clear, bronze body with a small, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is caramel and slightly roasted malts with some faint sour notes. Taste is mildly roasted malts with hints of caramel and grassy hops. Some metallic hints. Well balanced, but ultimately a pretty boring Christmas beer in my opinion.
Aurelius (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Super malty flavor and aroma. Grainy tasting after you get through the malt shock, then sort of molasses-y and woody. Grainy palate. Decent, but I'm not overly impressed. Bamsen78 (5617) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours clear darkish amber with airy off-white head. Dusty aroma with notes of hops and malt. Rough, estery, and sweetish, malty flavour. Sourish overtones. Hoppy notes. Rather unbalanced and not very interesting. visionthing (5600) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2011
Can. Amber with a small head that disappears. Sweet fruit, metal and rather thin. A bit strange, but drinkable. djoeye (5414) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
50 cl alu-can abv 4.7 from Eurospar supermarket, available many places.
Caramel-white head that stands a while and leaves a layer on a caramel brown body.
Scents of sweet malts, a tiny caramel, a little meadow, sweet grass.
Tastes malts, sour grass, almonds, tiny chocolate, a bit of butter.
Mouthfeel alright, carbonation not too weak, a little metallic.
Aftertaste; roasted malts, dark syrupy bread, some butter.
Overall not spicy enough for Christmas, but okay as an amber vienna, and assumably a good pal to salty dinners. badgerben (5379) - 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.