fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle @<a href=http://ratebeer.com/forums/thisted-kalder target=_new> Thisted Tasting by Maria.. Clear medium amber brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, coffee, fruity, sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (120408) yespr (48915) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a redish glare and a diminished tan head. Berry fruity and roasted malty aroma. Spiced and roasted malty flavoured with a light sweetness. Lingering fruity and spiced into the far finish. Ungstrup (38932) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2005
[Vintage 2004, sampled September 2005] A hazy red-brown beer with a huge very dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of herbs and celery. The flavor is very roasted and with strong notes of herbs as well as lesser notes of grass, on a thin body. joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
Brown coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of spices, malts and fruits.
Roasted flavour of malts and spices. anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2005
Dark brown colour. Off white head that just leaves alot of lacing. Lots of spices in the aroma, cloves is one of them. Has some smoakiness in the aroma too. It has cloves in the taste and also licorice, roasted malt too and a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. A very nice beer.
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Black/very dark brown colour with brown head. Roasted malt and caramel in flavour. Roasted malt and caramel in flavour. Very pleasant flavour. Also has some wooden hints in finish. madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
13th January 2009 omhper (25949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2002
Very dark brown but clear beer. Thin head. Not much carbonation. Smooth malt with a distinct fruity note of cherry and raspberry. Just a hint of smoke. No bitterness. Very smooth indeed. Slight saccharine dryness in the finish. Unusual and tasty.
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden.Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
Black. Roasty and spicy nose with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. Malty, fruity and rather sweet with pleasant warming, filling mouthfeel. Some licorice and plesant bitterness in the finish. An excellent, well balanced spiced winter ale, leaning towards a strong porter.
Rating (draught) for earlier version (under the name Järflotta Julöl):
A dark chestnut brown winter ale. Rather malty, burnt flavours, somewhat grassy hop aroma with a complex spicyness and big late graperuit bitterness. The 2001/2002 rendition seem more balanced than previous years. 6/4/6/3/14
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear dark brown with a warm tint of red and a rough off-white head. Very spicy aroma with cardamom sticking out. Quite full-bodied with roasted malt, dried fruit, spices and yeast. Some bitterness in the finish. 221108 Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Vintage 2012. Pours clear brown with a fine, beige cream head. Wet brown bread nose with hints of ripe bananas. Medium sweet flavor with more brown bread, light smoke and ham. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light dry finish wtih toasty brown bread, well-cooked ham, mellow smoke. Decent stuff overall. (3.8)
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Vintage 2011. Pours clear brown with a fine, beige foam head. Dry brown bread nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with more dry brown bread, light ham, mellow leaves, faint spice. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Light sweet finish with toasty brown bread, some brown sugar, mellow spices. OK. I guess I liked the 2012 better. (3.5)