tfredvik (2095) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2018
7 - 3 - 7 - 3 - 15mR_fr0g (14267) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Cloudy, deep brown body with a small, beige, short-lived head that leaves some lacing. Quite strong aroma of clove, cinnamon, and other Christmas spices, Belgian yeast, caramel, orange zest, and candi sugar. Strong flavour of clove, cinnamon, coriander, caramel, Belgian yeast, and orange zest that gives a light astringency and also adds to the bitterness. Finally I get some alcohol and liquorice. The taste is moderate sweet and the long-lasting finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, dry texture, moderate carbonation. A nice Christmas brew, that is a perfect pairing with chocolate coated marzipan!
[33 cl bottle, batch 937, enjoyed close to 3 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]
Bottle shared at Chriso's Pre-GBBF Shindig. 05/08/2017. Many thanks! A Clear nut brown coloured pour with a halo of beige head. Aroma is sweet, liquorice, brown sugars, bready grains. Flavour is composed of bready malts, liquprice, burnt sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, spices. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation. StilleStorm (1583) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2017
DWFADSJT; Poured moderate, cloudy black with a somewhat lasting, lacing off-white to tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, malt, liqorice, moderate dark fruit and spice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with a lasting sweet grapefrukt finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. kenpal (20) - - OCT 27, 2017
Dyp rød til mørke brun med fint lag skum.
Lukter sitrus og kaktus, smaken er av en blanding av vanilje og kaktus, ettersmak av lakris.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Leighton (23125) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre GBBF Tasting, 2017 Saturday edition. Cheers! Pours brown with a creamy, tan head. Toasted herbs in the nose, cocoa, earth. Moderately sweet, with nips of wintery spices, toasted bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with notes of burnt grains. Not bad.
Beerhunter111 (23784) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle shared at Chris & Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2017 - Part 1. A clear dark reddish beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, red malt, spices, some dried fruits. Taste of spices, cinnamon, red fruits, dried fruits, interesting! adamnowek (3618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2017
Deep, dark cola brown. Strong aroma of cinnamon, gingerbread, and toffee. Taste is more of the same, but leaning more towards the cinnamon with a warm, boozy finish. NORSAND (129) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
(Batch #450. Best before date 08/2018, purchased 12/2015 so assumedly bottled 08/2014)
Pours dark brown with small but persistent, off-white head.
Nose: Lovely Christmas nose with sweet malts, scandinavian gingerbread, coffee and a hint of liquorice.
Taste & Palate: More of the same (as on the nose); gingerbread, sweet malts, dark fruitcake, coffee and liquorice. Medium bodied, rich in carbonation. Just a hint of sweetness. Roasted malt and coffee aftertaste. Well balanced and a good and very "Christmassy" beer. erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2016
Super Christmas like aroma of fruit and spice cake. Really beautiful body, balanced and smooth despite all those malts and alcohol. Very yummy! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière, shared with Paul at Christmas) SirLimpsalot (4997) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2016
@ Eddan 16-12-3: Fina jultider av ingefära och nejlika. Lätt men fyllig med fin balans.