lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2011
A nice beer brewed for the excellent restaurant Dim Sum in Copenhagen. When I had dinner there it turned out that most people actually were drinking this instead of the tradinal white wine. nice that beer is finding their way to the gourmet tables around here. the pour is dak west coast amber crowned with a nice fizzy sounding and frothy 2 inches white head. The nose is dominated of caramel malts, orange peel, some metal notes and a little pepper. The star anis i first find when drinking it. Its low key and a very pleasent beer that have a fine balance. The flavour is primaly calm sweet with nice spiced overtones. The palate is medium for a preimium lager and has a long lasting taste that finish in a mild bitter and sweet end. jtclockwork (17655) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours cranberry beige with white head. Nose of orange, pale malt, cream and candi sugar. Taste is mostly orange cream, some light candi sugar, pale malts and grain. Medium body. JavierAldea (32) - , SPAIN - JAN 12, 2011
Para ser una lager desde luego es algo sorprendente, pero no.
El aroma es herbáceo y al final aparecen notas de lúpulo (puede ser saaz?) El retrogusto aparte de cilantro que puede ser lo que predomine en todo, vienen ligeros tostados de malta que se convierten en ácido . En fin, demasiado para una lager, demasiado poco para Mikkeller. Fin (11070) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Jan and Charlotte, thanks! this was passed to me at Kerstbier Festival, Essen Belgie, 18.12.10 and consumed 30.12.10 Hazy brown in appearance with a white head. Aroma is a tiny bit citric but I don’t really get much more than that. Tastes quite fruity, doesn’t strike me as a lager at all, nice carbonation, easy drinking beer. I quite like this. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2 dnstone (3745) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Strong honey-malty sweet aroma. Amber with a slight off-white head. Body’s a bit watery, roasty-maly but thin.
Notes: Kerstbier Festival ’10
AndreaDel (56) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle. Red color, small white head. Aroma is hoppy, spicey and a very subtle anise note. Malt taste, dry and bitter end. Maybe some orange in the end. Very carbonated. Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a nice white head. The aroma has notes of caramel, staranise and oranges. Sweet flavour with notes of caramel, malt, staranise and oranges. A beer I easily could drink all night. sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2010
(Bottled) Chestnut color, firm and lacy head. Very spicy: cloves, coriander, orange-peel, anise, nuts. Quite dry, Altbierish. Not quite my kind of beer, I’ll stick to the Belgian styles. 3334 ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a coppery red, clear body covered in a big, off-white head. Aroma is quite peculiar; not the regular Mikkeller-style hop n funk madness which usually hits the fan upon the first whiff: a sweet/fruity malt scent, with spices - anis, pepper and red currants. Only faint traces of any hops at all. Taste also reveals a bit orange/citrus peel (as advertised). The palate is light, yet smooth; Dim Sum Beer Winter is a brew somewhere between the lager and a bitter ale in the English tradition. With spices. Original, but not a really great drink in my opinion. cgarvieuk (26421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly off white head .... sweet grassy hop nose ... again the grassy hop ... a little anise ... too much a lager for me ...