SaintMatty (7365) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2010
500ml Bottle (Tack Nina :) ) - Dark brown with some red tinges when held to the light. Spicy aroma with hints of spiced orange, nutmeg, cinnamon and fruitcake. Spicy, fruity and slightly sweet taste with fruitcake, spiced orange and hints of Christmas pudding. Rather complex and there’s a lot going on, but I don’t think I’d be able to drink too much of it. olsvammel (7226) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a dark hazy amber liquid with a big beige head. Smell of spices, orange peels, star anis, cloves, vanilla and chocolate. Similar taste but also some caramel malt. Mostly smooth mouthfeel with a thick body and medium amount of carbonation. Nice balance with the spices, none of them takes over but still enough to make it interesting. larsniclas (7077) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2010
Bottled from Systembolaget
Very dark brown. Medium, beige head.
Spicy aroma along with som metallic notes.
Spicy flavour as well; wormwood, chocolate...
Medium, dry bitterness. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2010
[email protected]ekstedt (6790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
Hunters, Pori. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is spices, some cookies, mild plum, cinnamon, and mild burnt notes. Flavour is liquorice, spices, bready and a bit sugary notes.
Bottle (50 cl) from systembolaget. Clear red/brown, medium off-white head. Caramelly malt aroma with spices and citric hops. Some sweetness, followed by a firm bitterness. Odd combo of spices and strong hoppiness.
pilsnerrogge (2948) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle:konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
Pours a deep copper brown colour with a large, thick head. The aroma has subtle notes of vanilla, clove and aniseed. Flavour is slightly roasted and has notes of vanilla and clove followed by a long bitter orange-bitterness.
Pours a very nice mahogany brown with a tanned head. Aroma is of bittered christmas spices and alcohol. Some oranges and cognacsoaked raisins in the background. Taste also has a lot of harshly bitter christmas spices. It’s just wrong for me, christmas spices should be on the sweet side. Lots of flavours going in all different directions too. I just don’t think this is a good spice beer. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours out in a cloudy mahogany appearance with a medium-zed lasting bubbly head. Quite spicy aroma of anise-seeds, cloves, caramel, orange-peels and toasted malts. Medium-bodied with balanced notes of caramel, cloves, anise, fudge, toasted malts and orange-peels. Medium-bitter finish of orange-peels, cardamom, caramel and spicy hops. This is not a spice-bomb, more like a rather harmonious spiced ale. Quite tasty, this. TBone (17580) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2010
Bottled 500ml (Beer Hunters, BB 07/2011)
First to rate Swedish beer in Finland :) Dark ruby color, small but steady creamy beige head. Cinnamon, cardamon - spicey aroma with light caramel. Crisp carbonation at first, medium-bodied. Wow! This beer is complex! Licorice mixed with spices ... clove, coffee, roasted malts, anise and hops. Some flavors cause maybe too much chaos in this brew, but this is a beer with personality!