rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Vintage bottle, BBE May 2000. Hazy red brown, minimal head and condition. Big woody phenolic oxidised nose with hint of figs, sweet malt and fruit and a touch of mouldiness. Soft and earthy in the mouth with touches of yeastiness and fruity figs, quite woody and peppery and obviously oxidised, lingering earthy bitterness, fruit and oak notes in the finish. Obviously a beer that will keep in bottle but maybe only for a few years. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2012
Bottled. Amber with a short-lived head; aroma of red berry, wet metal railings and dried pear; quite frothy, some pleasant orchard fruit but then a tinny tang with a hint of the wrong kind of funk. Could have used a more refined use of Christmas spices jesperhammer (4735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
05-APR-2012, bottle @Morten.
Amber with fluffy off-white head.
Caramelly and spicy but not like most Danish X-mas brews - more subdued use of spice.
Fine more elegantX-mas brew with fruity malty notes. Embrouille (2853) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of jaghana. Deep amber colored. Hazelnuts, malt, nutmeg and candy sugar are most present on the nose. Chunky lacework. Malt accented. Medium to full bodied. Some spicy hops. Quite a lot of spices. Unmemorable finish. A bit dissapointing. Thanks a lot jaghana! Plovmand (8311) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is highly malty and caramelish with some tobacco and bready notes. The flavour is sweet caramel malt and some toast. Nice malty brew.
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 29, 2011
750ml bottle at the Bayou. A great Christmas/holiday beer. It is loaded with spice, malt sweetness, dark stone fruit, cinnamon. I will look for this one next year. JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Appearance: suspiciously watery brownish pour slowly darkening to a deep red with tons of icky floaties; bottle was a gusher, with a huge off-white head. Aroma: Weak--notes of caramel, basement funk, yeast, hint of melon, and spices. Taste: bready, spicy, with more watery fruit notes (melon, some fig/raisin). Finish: relatively short, clean, with lingering notes of malt and bread. Notes: I don’t see what the fuss is about. Terribly average-seeming. Palate was nice and the alcohol well-hidden. Bottle aged over a year, but best before 9/2012. For a second glass, I had a couple of chocolate chip cookies beforehand, and the residual flavors were an excellent complement. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Nicely fresh bottle from The Cheese Shop. Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2011
Pours a rust color with a medium well retained head and good lace.
The aroma is pear and crusty bread with some light Cavendish and cherry stones.
The flavor is fruity and dry with lots of toasty malt & baguette. There is some nice fruity tartness of dark cherry and more so pears. The beer is really quite malt driven but has a nice spiciness from the hops. All together enjoyable.
bottle, many thanks to jaghana. Clear amber colour, mid-sized off-white head. Shy aroma of malt with fruity accents. Quite dry and hoppy, thoiugh not too bitter. Shy malty background, slightly grainy. The hop character is dusty with herbal accents. Good. bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 (Bottle 30/11-2011) large fast fading off-white head, clear amber color, low to medium co2, fit body, slightly sweet aroma, slightly spicy taste. Rather balanced Christmas beer. BB date 22.04.2012.