Foffern (1963) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle at home. The beer is slightly hazy brown color, with a light beige foam head of medium size. Its aroma is malty with a touch of nuts, wood and some dried fruit, berries and roasted malt. The taste is also characterized by much malt, and more of the same from the aroma. In addition I find Belgian yeast. Mouth feel is smooth, and the beer has a light bitterness. A good beer with a great balanced flavor and is rich, but feels more like a solid brown ale, and not so much Christmas. Andy_ (1121) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Ruby reddish brown, slightly hazy beer with little off white head. Aroma has coffee cocoa and spices (coriander?). Taste is chocolaty and cocoa sweet and woody. Pretty long and smooth bitter, licoricy and woody finish. Palate is thinner than medium but not watery. Pretty high carbonation. Interesting and original but not really my thing. nilsas (4469) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
God duft av humle, malt, krydder og rosin. Mørk brun farge. tynt dekkende skum. Fin smak av humle og rosin. djoeye (5085) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
0.5L 4.5% brown bottle, from supermarket.
Big bright brown head, persistent, making lacings.
Brown body. Scents of hops, pine tree, grapefruit, spruce.
Taste; lots of hops, spruce needles, juniper, smoked syrupy malts.
Underlying bitterness, well balanced, full bodied.
Final; roasted malts, smoked chestnuts, trampled pine sticks, dark dry chocolate, coffee-bitter swing. A good candidate in front of a fireplace, or for Christmas evenings.
Overall very tastey on only 4.5. Vighals (4388) - SÃ¸rumsand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
Mørk brun med beige lavt skum som ligger godt. Malt og lett karamellukt. Lite søt, salt lakris, medium bitter. Medium - kullsyre. Bitter og salt ganske lang ettersmak.
RexTalionis (3782) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle 50 cl, batch #1026, BBE 09.04.2015. Pours dark amber in color with a tan head. Bit of chocolate, wet old cellar notes and nuttyness in aroma. In the beginning there was something that felt a bit sticky, like perfume or something similar. This faded away quite fast though. Bitter in taste, some bready malty notes and chocolate too in flavor. Tasty brew with chocolate bitterness and mild peppery spicyness in aftertaste. A bit of some harsh notes appears sadly towards the end. BeerBaboon (2119) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is spices, malt and caramel. Flavour is spices, sweet, bitter and coffee. VastActiv (7493) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of chocolate, spices, ginger? and malts. armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2013
0,5 l bottle as a gift.daje (4436) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
Poured opalescent brown with a medium froathy tan head. Aroma of light roasted-toasted grains, fruity yeast. Easy body, light chocolate and dark fruits, some fruity yeasts. Fine beer but not a very exciting one.
Bottle. Unclear brown color, low beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast, nuts, sweet caramel. Strong bitter taste, raisins, dark malt, spices. Lasting bitter malt aftertaste.