OminouSC2 (898) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016 klas (415) - - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. 30 SEK. Blind tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing. Smokey.
Burgundy color. Aromas of smoke, peat, bread and caramel. Sweet taste rather than smoked, even though the smoke is present. Bread, caramel, fruits and some spices, leading to a bitter finish. woomThomas12 (224) - Falkenberg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
When you pour it up so the beer is dark yellow little dark brown in color.
The foam is against some pretty white, but you have to work to get it up.
The foam has flavors of hops, malt and orange
At first the smell you get to a boot of smoke and orange and orange with lots of cloves.
You get a "Flach Back" to the man himself was in kindergarten and Christmas fiddled with orange and whole cloves that you poked into the orange.
You also get some knäckiga tones, dried fruits, with a little sweetness and a bit of honey and syrup, looking a little more orange.
Brödig little dull and bitter tones.
Direct feel to the tone of the smoked beer. (But it does not take over)
Again, my "Flach Back" of the flavors of orange and whole cloves.
Now, I was ambivalent and do not know if I should drink, or pour it out, a total surprise.
But I take a sip.
After the initial reaction subsided, I start now find more notes.
Is a moderate-balanced bitter, some sweet, some brödig.
Finds little dark syrup, dried fruits and a little more seasoning.
The beer is a bit "dry" in the taste, then comes a little dented up. Cunningham (8392) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2016
Nice tasty ale with a fine Christmas twist.larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
Amberish color with a fine off white head. Good intensity in the aroma with some spices and mild smoked notes. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Christmas spices, fruity, toffee/caramel and some smoked notes.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]
Small beige head. Clear deep red body with light carbonation. Smoky
(birch? beech?) fruity aroma with spicy wooden notes. Sweet smoky
mealy sugary taste with fruity notes. Mild, mealy mouthfeel.
Mid-bodied. Dryish wooden spicy aftertaste with smoky mealy notes.
Quite nice, but not great. (0.33l bottle, from Systembolaget, Torp.) Intsr (142) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma: cherry, banana, caramel, smoke,
Appearance: red, clear, minimal head,
medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
VamboladeTolly (2178) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with small white head, doesnt stay.Aroma is smoke, banana, caramel, berries, cardemom. Taste: smoke, cardemom, malty, tea dryness. Medium body. Ok. tarmok (1434) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
clear red liquid with minimal head. aroma of banana, cherry, spices. taste of banana, smokiness, caramel, spicy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, FBoekman (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
Rödbrun utan mycket skum. Luktar lite källare och rök. Smakar inte för mycket rök. Ok. visionthing (5532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2015
33cl bottle from Systembolaget Västerås - Erikslund, Västerås. Pours clear copper coloured with an off-white head. Mild smoky aroma with malt, caramel and hints of dried fruits. Medium sweet with flavour of malt, caramel and light smoke. Quite mild, but also pleasant. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable. ansalon (4121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Pours brown with a low tan head. Aromas of spices, orange, almonds. Taste is sweet and spicy with medium body and carbonation.