yngwie (16760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 65cl. Nice, clear, deep golden body with a good carbonation and a medium-sized, dense, off-white head. The aroma is nice, citrusy and fruity. A bit on the artificial side though, but nice. There’s some malty notes as well. The flavor isn’t at the same level. It’s even more artificial, citrusy, malty-sweet and a little spicy. Medium to full, slightly sticky mouthfeel. It has a long finish with the same citrusy and fruity, artificial flavor, a good bitterness and some spicyness in the far back. Not sure how much I like it. I’m sure that I don’t like it as a Christmas beer though. It’s quaffable in a way, but too sweet and artificial. (071122)
TBone (16526) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled 330ml (Saveur)
Deep golden color, small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity. Medium-bodied. Sweet and a bit sticky. Apple flavor - sugared apple wine - is dominant. Light spices. Feels like off-flavours.
chrisv10 (16143) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, little caramel, fruit and a little grainy. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, fruit, little grainy and a little bitter.
MiP (15394) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 5.8%. Weak caramelly aroma, a little vegetable as well. Clear dark golden colour. Big stable white head. The flavour is sweet and spicy. Tastes of orange peel and some OK malt. Does not sound too good, but it is not bad, afterall.
bhensonb (14601) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours light amber gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is bready with some grassy/spicy aspects. Med body. Flavor is bready with some spicy/grassy aspects. It certainly has much more flavor than a standard pale lager. Finishes fairly dry and noticeably hoppy. Arguably a bit underrated.
gunnfryd (14455) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, sweet, yeast. Flavour is dry, sweet, yeast, citrus, spices. Not a christmas beer, but i like it in a way.
imdownthepub (13831) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 250ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Brownish gold with white head. Sweet and malty beer, could have done with a show from the alcohol for a Christmas beer but there was a definite absence, toffee, caramel. No effort really.
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
66 cl bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. deasent but too expensive and hardly a christmas beer.
Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber colour under a firm pale beige head, nice lace, dusty nose with subtle notes of undefined spices and oranges, sweet and with a rather low carbonation, medium-bodied, some bitterness introduces a smooth and moderately dry spicy finish where more notes of oranges shows up - a surprisingly good beer from Meteor
Dogbrick (12329) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber-gold color with a medium somewhat fizzy white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, musty malt and fruit. Light body with a sweet syrupy mouthfeel and flavors of caramel malt, citrus and a hint of hops. The finish is short and malty. Guess I shouldn’t approach a beer with certain style expectations due to a holiday label but this beer is pretty forgettable regardless of the season.