blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2011 Bottle from Systembolaget, at home. December, 2011.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
Pours dark - almost back. Fast vanishing head. Spicy aroma of soft gingerbread, cloves and ginger. Some chocolate action. Weak body with a strong spicy taste, some chocolate but mostly dominating flavours of gingerbread. Noting special but I bet it pairs well with some cheese.
Bottle. Pours dark brown, and settles black with a big, creamy, dense beige head. Snailtrails are left left and right. Aroma is very spicy. Loads of ginger, sort of gingerbread like, cinnamon, and doughy, bready sweetness. A bit soapy. A good sweetness hits the tongue at first, along with a strange, soapy astringency. A bit too harsh. Light to medium bodied, generously carbonated. It’s definitely christmasy, but like other heavily spiced christmas ales, they don’t really fall harmonize. Decent, but too spiced. mickmac (486) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear red borwn body with an average sized light brown head. Aroma-taste: chocolate, spices, ginger, cinnamon, cloves-with a significant abrubt bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
Aroma like a very good christmas beer, appearance is not so good, little head, and no stay. The taste hits you with a very gingerbready taste, a little to much for my taste, with some additional spices. Feels good in your mouth, and overall a decent beer. Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle. Dark, dark ruby, almost black pour, minuscule off-white head. Aroma is indeed in the spirit of christmas. It smells like all the good christmas-sweets. Lots of cinnamon, ginger, pepper and sugar. Taste is very similar, with sweet ginger and cinnamon, pepper, cocoa. Slightly sour and with some hops in the finish. Big body, low carbonation. As a christmas beer, this is a very interesting and refreshing brew, albeit slightly off-balance and a bit too punchy perhaps. It is very innovative, and an enjoyable alternative to the wide selection of christmas brews.
CEZ (414) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 27, 2012
One of the strangest brews I’ve ever tasted, this is a style on its own... Very dark brown body, medium off-white head. The CI N N A M O N in the nose is overwhelming and a bit shocking. Otherwise the balance is nice and interesting. More cinnamon, anisette, salty licorice, cola. Moderately sweet followed by a moderate but lasting herbal bitterness. Light to medium mouthfeel. Definitely interesting and worth a try, but it’s just not to my liking - someone else might love it. Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Bottle from brewdog.com. Way way too thin. Quite enjoyable for the flavour but it felt like drinking flavoured water. Still quite nice. Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Pours dark brownish amber with a medium off-withe head. Tonnes of cinnamon and ginger, and also some sweet caramel malts. sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle, 1st choice Bicton,
Enticing spicy and malty nose,limp head
horrendously over spiced and watery with oily finish
drainpoured snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - FEB 13, 2013
Tasted from the bottle, on 13/03/2013.
Pours reddish brown.
Aroma is great, spices, sour berries (cherries?), no cocoa.
Taste is amazing, mostly aroma notes, but mixed so incredibly well.
Aftertaste is spicy hinger, lovely!
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