Jorn69 (3157) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016 Tjoxen (173) - - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with lasting white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, orange peal, esters (strawberry) and hops. Taste is dry and bitter with grape fruit, some berries. Low carbonation. I have to say the same as my swedish friends. This is nothing for the christmas dinner, but its good thanks to the bitterness. I find now spices or anything that reminds me of christmas.
Backlog...................... @ Havregatan 20121124. Bottle from Systembolaget. Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
(Bottle) Pale amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, malty nose with apricot jam, honey, bread, orange peel and fresh floral hops. Fruity, malty taste with note of apricots, orange, bread, citrus peel, a soft and chewy malt character and fresh floral/citric hops in a finish with a certain bitterness. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Fresh and tasty, could easily drink this all year round. Nice one. tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
As a pale ale. Good.
As a christmas beer. Hell no!
The only reason you can call this a christmas beer is becouse of the pine in the taste. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy caramel flavor with some bitterness. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter caramel finish. Leini (2056) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
330ml bottle. Golden yellow body with some copper tones. White uneven crown. Medium bitter with orange and grape peel, dark bread and herbs. Medium, brief lasting, carbonation. Thin body and a pretty simple straightforward type of beer.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
0.5 L bottle, brought home from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Foggy pale amber. Low big-bubbled blond head. Earthy and black currant fruity hop nose along with some fresh, light biscuity malts. Sweet refined flavor, both fruity and malty. Berries, with a certain tartness to it, and a fine peppery/spiced malt flavor. Light astingent mouthfeel, in a good way. Well-bodied. Spicy, dry/tart fruity endnotes. A nice one. SaintMatty (7364) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
500ml Bottle - Amber/gold with a foamy head. Tangerine, lemon, tea and malt in the aroma. Hoppy and bitter taste with notes of tangerine, biscuity malt and apricot. LoFi (1718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2013
Dark golden with an off-white head leaving lacing.
Aroma: sweet malt, berries, fruity, popcorn.
Taste: malty, grass, floral, grapefruit, toffee, quite bitter, medium dry finish.
The bottle looked very nice. Not much of a Christmas feel to it, but enjoyable. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottl 50 cl, SB. Pours clear deep amber with a good bubbly creamy beigish head leaving lace. Aroma is malty bready toasted a bit sweet grassy and fruity. Flavor is malty bitter fruity herbal sweet peppery spicy getting more bitter pungent towards the finish. Drinkable and very nice. rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, apple, honey and grass.
Appearance: A clear dark straw colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting of brown bread, bitter orange marmalade and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A good body with a very dry finish.
Overall: A pleasant, more than expected hoppy, ale.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2013-01-02.