larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2006
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dark amber. Small off-white and firm head.
Spicy in both aroma and flavour. Licorice and all kinds of christmas-spicies. sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2006
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
) Slightly hazy,dark ruby red with a small, but lasting and lacy head. Toffee-malty, christmas-spicy and flowery-hoppy, balanced and tempting aroma. Woody-hoppy, toffee-malty, dryish flavor with a strong, anise-licoricey finish. Medium-bodied, slicky palate with quite low carbonation. A very nice and balanced, christmasy, but not spicewise overdone brew.
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 (Draught) Pours mahogny/red with a nice, stable white head. Something really Dugg-ish over this aroma. Some roses and other flowers. Fruity with apricots, starfruits and blueberries. Bread spices and small hints of a chilly autumn evening. Clean and round nose. Toothpaste and anice/liquorice flavour with notes of pine and milk chocolate. Fresh, light bitterness and crispy carbonation. Afterbitterness blended with salt and chocolate. Light dry, tart finish. Spicy palate. Medium body. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
On tap at Glenfiddich Warehouse, Stockholm. Amber color, great creamy offwhite head. Fruity, hoppy aroma with some licorice. Fruity, hoppy flavor, licorice and some viol in the finish. Tranquillity (2508) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
Draught at the Rover in Göteborg with Gnoff. Malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Very good, taste sweet and a bit salty as well! For the christmas beer style: it sets an example.
gnoff (10922) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2006
(Draught at The Rover, Göteborg) Fruity and floral hoppy taste with a nice bitter hoppiness initially. Clear red brown color with a dense tan head. Fresh scent with some licorice. Some spices in the taste as well. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Nice after bitterness. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö.
Cloudy orange red coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of spices and hops with notes of fruits, anise and liquorice.
Flavour of spices and hops with notes of fruits and anise. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse 68. dark ruby brown with a big beige foam. Dusty. resiny and spicu aroma of blueberries and wormwood. Flavour is dominated by juniper, wormwood and grassy hops with a light sweetness from blueberries. Very flavourful but the malt could be more expressive. Long big bitterness of juniper and dusty grassy hops. Very interesting! Enbärsdricka? Svesse (8786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2006
(Draught, Stockholm Beer Festival, 7 Oct) Dark amber colour with ruby notes, foamy, but small, head. Fruity nose with toffee, toasty malt, nuts, caramel and English hop aromas. Malty taste with caramel, nuts, spices and some rubbery notes. Nice beer, but wouldn’t suffer from a little more of everything. omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2006
Draught at Söderbärke Mikroölfestival. Ruby colour, small head. Spicy nose with notes lavender and juniper berries (even if these are not the spices added), as well as grassy hops. Medium bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Complex and intriguing flavour from the mix of spices, hops and caramelly malt. Rather light for a Christmas ale, but who cares with all these flavours?