RuneStumo (2696) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2009
24.01.2009, 0,5l Bottle. The colour is brown. almost no head. Aroma is malty and sweet with no hops. medium body. thewolf (12755) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget, Malmö. Pours deep brown with a medium, nice, creamy, offwhite head. Fine duration. Aroma has liquorice, coriander, chocolate and red berries. Fair mouthfeel, okay carbonation. Flavour is quite spicy, light caramel, liquorice, red currants, other red berries, chocolate. A bit weird, but quite drinkable. mjs (7590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
(Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2008-12-13) Dark amber. Clear. Dense white head. Liquorice, spicinessa and hint of chocolate in nose. Full bodied palate with medium carbonation. Roastedeness, clove, hebrs, sweetness, liquorice and bitterness in taste. Roastedness and clove in aftertaste. FatPhil (16930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2008
Keg - - Pikkulintu, HelsinkiOleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2008
Grainy malty aroma. Lively carbonation. Big malty body, plenty of grains. A bit dull, but perfectly drinkable.
500 ml bottle. A tiny beige head upan a near-clear, reddish brown, low carbonated body. Cloves and ginger, toasted malts, sweet citrus and plums in the aroma. Taste has a spiced malt profile, medium sweet with some sugary fruit tones. Mildly hopped. Light to medium body, quite sticky texture. Faintly bitter, spicy and sweet malty ending.
Svesse (8742) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2008) Reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dried fruit and sour dough bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dried fruit and Christmas spices (cardamom?). Fairly low bitterness, rather sweet. Not really balanced, but drinkable. KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Cloudy reddish brown with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with roasted malt, caramel and spices. Sweet and spicy flavour with roasted malt and caramel. larsga (7630) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
Huge dark beige lasting head. Faintly hazy red-brown body with vigourous carbonation. Sugary, malty, peppery aroma with roasty herbal spicy dried fruit notes. Very harmonic. Dryish spicy fruity taste of cinnamon and cloves with peppery herbal notes. Mouthfeel is kind of thinnish and a bit dusty, but still nice. Taste is long, but there is no distinct aftertaste. Very nice! (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Göteborg.) Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
Dark golden with a nice head. The aroma has notes of yeast, spice and malt. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, caramel, candy sugar, spice, some fruit and a delicious, slightly bitter finish. Very like a British Christmas ale, not as "Christmassy" as many beers from other countries. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2007
50 cl bottle. Brown color, ok beige head. Sweet malt, moderate bitterness. A bit watery.