larsniclas (7284) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2006
Dark amber. Small, short head.
Some chocolate and toffee in the aroma.
Also present in flavour with licorice added. Not bad. Rune (13720) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2006
Some beers and food at a late lunch gathering with Finn and Catweazle during Die Stadezeit. A 330ml bottle of this Swedish yule beer came first and stood forth in a clear, red-brown coloured body with a moderate brownish head. Malty aroma with notes of plums. Balanced flavour of roasted grain with taste of dry bitterness in the ending. Rounded mouthfeel (28.12.2006). Pinball (12598) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
clear brown, small lt brown head 3
slightly sourish/syrupy aroma 5
flavor is nutty,lightly roasted grains, caramelly 6
palate okay 3
overall 11 jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2008
Can@Home. Malty aroma with toffee notes. Dark amber color, beige head, good lace. Sweetish, light bitter, dark malts, butterscotch, light herbal. Flat and a bit metallic. CH-303 (2407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2010
Appearance: Can. Dark chestnut brown. Little bit of off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, nice malt. Spices and fruit.
Taste: Short burst of malt and fruit. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
Info: 500ml can, 1/1-2010
omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2002
Canned. Dark reddish brown, very little head. Caramel aroma. Sugary, but not extremely sweet. Mediun bodied with some crystal malt character and slight late bitterness. Still dominated by toffee and caramel. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Amber color with an ok head. There is not much aroma, but maybe it brings some sweetness. Has a rather weak flavor, a boring beer... bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle. The foam is beige, compact and finger thick. The colour is dark ruby.Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2007
The smell is quite mild, malty and somewhat sweet sour with some notes of crisp bread.
The carbonation is quite strong with small bubbles as it should be in a Swedish Christmas lager.
The taste is malty with some sweet notes. The slowly growing bitterness got some burned and fruity notes. The finishing taste is gentle and dry.
This is a quite discreet dark lager. On the other hand, if a beer should be able to accomplish the Swedish yuletide smorgasbord with its smoked, salt, sweet, sour and peppery tastes, it might not be too robust.
Bottled 0,33l. Dark red brown coloured. A creamy head. Rich malty aroma and a sweet bitter flavour. Ending in a sweet way. Thanks to Rune for the lunch invitation and the beer. larsga (7675) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2009
Big yellow-beige coarseish head. Barely translucent dark red body with carbonation. Fruity roasty buttery aroma, kind of weak, with chocolatey papery notes. Dry-sweetish roasty buttery wild berry taste kind of clashes with itself, and with the dry roasty papery cinnamon aftertaste that follows. Some raisins and coke, too. Mid-to-full body. Decent, in a way, but didn’t enjoy that much. (0.5l can, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)