daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - DEC 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Sr Lúpulo - Gijón. Solid American IPA but no Christmas hints. If I have to rate this beer as an IPA, Mikkeller nails it but as a Christmas Ale ... Anyway good beer with good hop fruity flavors, golden color and white persistent head
Baramba (1025) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Orange with creamy off-white head. Flowery aroma, pine. Sweet falvour of fruits, malt, flowers with a soft bitter finish
drpimento (3226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super tasting beer with hints of the pine needles and ginger. Lots of frothy head and lace. Incredibly easy drinking. Bit of alcohol warmth towards the end of the finish. Fab brew.
mikkellund42 (782) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light hazy deep amber with huge white head. Aroma is intense hoppy with notes of spruce, pine, resin, bitter grapefruit peel and soap but also some fruits like mandarin, apple and figs. Taste is medium sweet, very bitter and light acidic. Body of oily with medium fizzy carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of spruce, pine, bitter grapefruit, malt, caramel, fudge, hazelnut syrup and faint hints of ginger. Nice complexity.
ElCapitan22 (343) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, but darker gold color. Has a piney, hoppy aroma. Tastes surprisingly sweet for an ipa. It is definitely pine forward in its taste. If I look hard, I can find small ginger spice in the end of the taste. Very bitter and tasty. Like this!
Diabobale (468) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un’ipa "natalizia", speziata con zenzero e con aggiunta di aghi di pino (? mah), dal colore dorato, abbastanza opalescente e con un cappello di schiuma bianco e abbondante, non troppo persistente. Al naso forti sono i sentori di ananas, agrumi e verso la fine molto resinosi. Le note maltate quasi impercettibili. Entra con una buona carbonazione e il corpo molto nella media. In bocca si ritrovano, con una certa prepotenza le note citriche e sul finale di nuovo assai resinose. L’amaro è spinto ma non esagerato. Non troppo pulita e lineare.
martin00sr (2983) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Mikkeller Christmas Calendar. Cloudy dark golden, thick offwhite froth. Aroma has pine and grapefruit. Juicy, caramely and slightly resinous flavour. The juicy fruityness might be the ginger which otherwise doesn’t really show through. No wait... there is a pleasant spicy ginger burn later on. Finish is slightly sticky and perhaps a little too sweet.
wiedrzensky (811) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at na 7.schode, Zilina. Pours is clear orange with thick white head. Aroma is malty, pine, orange zest, light resin, hint of ginger. Taste is light to medium sweet, moderate bitter, pine mouthfeel, hint of ginger on tongue. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long bitter finish. Great holiday beer.
snoworsummer (4979) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Gnarly Barley. Pours opaque orange amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like caramel malt, booze, grapefruit hops, resin, dried dark fruits, and light spice. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel malt, dried fruits, booze, light spice, resin, and grapefruit hops.
colui72 (713) - HONG KONG - DEC 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange/golden with medium creamy head. Aroma is citric and grassy. Taste is very delicate: pine, ginger, a perfect blend of sweet, tart and bitter flavour. Pleasantly smooth and slightly fizzy that enhance the flavours in the end. Enjoyable.