czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
on tap at la fine mousse, paris. hazy amber, light brown with low light beige head, little retention. bready and toasted malts, but mainly caramel, very few spices, light banana esters - some belgiumness. average carbonation, light body, decent dry herbal and slightly spicy finish. ok. nothing really christmas-ey though. laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
75 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 03/2010nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Aroma has malty notes typical to old beers. Also raisins and hints of cardboard. Flavour is rather malty with some metallic savor, some raisins and hints of metal. Quite well preserved, even though the taste is a bit short.
750ml swing top pours a clear, orangey amber with one ring of white head. Nose is sweet, malty, sugary, root vegetables. Flavor is sweet, candy sugar, yeast, fruit, lightly spiced. Full bodied, sticky finish. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a large, off-white head and a hazy amber body. Aroma of brown sugar, grain, styro foam, toast, corn. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, toast. Medium mouthfeel, medium bubbles. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
750 ml bottle, BBE 03/2010, thanks Timo A. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel, plums and some bread. Flavour of caramel malts, bread, plums, peach, cheesecake and hay. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very smooth and fruity brew. Aging seems to work with this beer.
Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, cake), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of Mandarin orange, cantaloupe, cinnamon, black tea, alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Another delightful brew from the Page 24 line. Life-affirming kind of estery-fruity aroma chock full of Mandarin (think Satsuma) orange and cantaloupe, two of my favorite fruits of all time (I’mma let you finish, but seriously...of all time!). Along with sweet malt notes, floral hops, and cobwebby yeast (and no off notes) it’s an easy 8 or 9 for aroma. I will admit the syrupy sweetness is a bit much in the mouth, so it’s a challenge to drink a lot of it, but for a glass or two’s worth it’s delicious. I know it’s a winter warmer and all, but balance is critical no matter what IMHO and frankly this could use more bitterness. Drink on the chilly side and don’t blow out too much of the carbo on the pour, and you’ll have a better experience...both help a bit to counter the sugars. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle [750ml] shared w/ friends at the ’2nd Annual Buffalo Cask Festival’ -- c/o swoopjones. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a spare creamy off-white head. Aroma’s weird, and not in a good way. It’s malty along with yeast and fruit but there’s an oddness to it that I can’t describe that I did not care for. Watery, somewhat sweet flavour of citrus fruit, light spices, caramel and alcohol. Dry, spicy finish. Average bodied. Just O.K. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle.Pours golden with an off-white head.Pours deep golden with an off-white head.Aroma apples, malt, yeast and spice.Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, yeast and spice.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer. AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
How: Draught.Sigmund (7470) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Where: Taphouse, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, some fruit, liquorice.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, fruit, some yeast, liquorice.
On tap at Amundsen, Oslo. ABV was 6.9%. Ruby red colour, moderate off-white head. Nice aroma and flavour of Christmas spices, malts and caramel. Not too sweet, pleasant. Would buy again.