saxo (17224) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is rich caramel, malt and hops.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50CL bottle courtesy of omhper. Pours brown and clear with a lingering tan head. Smells of light spice, nutty, earthy, some tea. Tastes spicy with some iced tea, peppery hints, herbal qualities. Simple spice hint on the finish.
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown. Good head. Malty with spices and sugar. A balanced bitterness with floral tones, well suited for heavy food and snaps. A decent xmas beer but nothing special.
gyllenbock (8247) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a medium beige head. Spices, roasted malt, hops, caramel.
Quite sweet taste with hints of raisins, nuts, smoke and malt. Aftertaste was short.
Nisse666 (6651) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 2009 edition. Christmas tasting 2009-11-27
AP: redbrown body high head
F: fudge, smoke, salt, licorice
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly traditional Scandinavian Christmas beer. Lots of sweet malt, caramel malt to give color.
Some spicy hops, sweet finish.
If you want to boast of brewing craft beer, you should be a bit more inventive than this.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 L bottle from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. Firm, dense beige head. Crystal clear, reddish amber colored body. Moderate, but inviting aroma of cream-caramel and roasted nuts. Some dusty hops, too. Taste is medium malty, bitter-sweet, with some light sourish and peppery undertones. A certain earthy hopbitterness is noticeable. Medium to light body. Short, slightly spiced, dry malty finish.
joergen (26674) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, dried fruits and metal.
Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, burnt sugar and hops.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Mahogany with a ruby red hue. Medium-sized light beige fine-laced head that clings to the glass. Nutty aroma with a lot of chocolate. Very mellow aroma. Licorice flavours. Bready ye flavours, much reminiscent of kvass. Distinct hop bitterness that feels sharp and metallic initially, but blends into the soft flavours. A little watery in the finish. Interesting Christmas beer, and quite unlike any other I’ve had. In all it reminds of a kvass.
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, roasted, old malt, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.