Mysingen Midvinterbrygd - Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
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Reviews by Ljunkan:
4/5 rDev +13.6%
Pours a black/dark brown color with small foamy head, though it's seems to stay very well in the glass.
Smell is very nice! Very spicey, with cloves in particular (a bit like Hoegaarden or some other spicey belgian ale). Some vanilla and orange peel there too.
The taste is malty and spicey with clove. A slight smokey note makes it self visible. Notes of gingerbread and orange peel. It ends with a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel is nice. This is a very smooth beer, quite filling with a medium body. Carbonation is low.
A nice and drinkable Christmas beer, and this one surely smells and tastes like Christmas!
11-26-2008 19:20:49 | More by Ljunkan
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
50 cl bottle ciourtesy of Marsiblursi. Body is a dark chestnut/hickory color with a nice looking tan head that is two fingers thick, fluffy and lasting. The aroma is a big blast of spice featuring cloves, mace, nutmeg, cardamon, black pepper, white cake and vanilla. Nice.
Fore is soft feeling with hearty pumpernickel, lightly toasted malts, grain husks, muted spice and an overall rustic feel like this was brewed the other day on farm equipment in some dusty back woods shed. The mouthfeel is very nice and the flavor is solid, but the spice of the aroma doesnt come over fully to the flavor and you are left with a mostly satisfying beer with a somewhat basic flavor profile..
01-24-2007 14:01:48 | More by Jredner
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri (Steambrewery) is an intresting brewery, I was really excited when opening this one considering all the spices they've added.
Looks nice, the bottle looks a bit´cheaply done though. Nice color a almost black reddish color with a nice big beige head that settles to a nice lid of foam.
Smells amazing! Lots of spices, clove, orange, vanilla and some hoppiness. Really intresting actually, and nice.
Taste is not as good, but still good. Lots of orange together with that clove and a large hoppines that dominateds the taste, a nice background of malts too.
To sum it up I would have liked some more sweetness to this one, but hey, you can't have everything.
11-25-2008 17:44:21 | More by Bananaman
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
A dark brown beer with a beige foam, leaving quite some lacing.
Smelling of malts, a hint of caramel, orange. and a bit sweet, dried raisins.
The taste has a good balance between sweet and bitter. Caramel notes with a good hoppy taste and cinnamon.
Rather pleasant to drink, small bubbles.
A good/average winter ale.
12-23-2009 20:38:24 | More by rarbring
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
The name "midvinterbrygd" (midwinter brew) indicaters that it's a Christmas beer while "Mysingen" (a coastal bay near Nynäshamn) makes you think about boats. The brown tar-like color fits, I think, the boat association best. It pured with just a little foam and smelled bitter, caramel and juniper berries (which fits the Christmas association!). The taste was dry, perhaps a little watery, and with a wheat flour feel on the tongue. There was also strong notes of needles (as on the Christmas tree) and Christmas spices. I noticed that oxygen definately improves all aspects of this beer, bringing out additional flavors of blueberries and lingonberries as well.
11-19-2006 21:29:14 | More by JanM
2.88/5 rDev -18.2%
Whoo hoo! Random $^ from Sweden, in a style that I don't like. How could this not be awesome?
A - Dark reddish brown, small off-white head. That's about it, it didn't stick around for long and left nothing on the sides.
S - A little citrus, some nutmeg, other random Christmas spices, caramel, fruit cake. Pretty sure when they decided to make this beer the conversation went something like this:
"What should we put in this beer?"
"Whatever we have left in whatever quantities we have left."
T - Hodgepodge of Christmas beer and spiced flavors. Pick one out and it's probably there in some form. Caramel malts are particularly strong as well as all the other stuff in there.
M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, dry finish.
O - Not the worst beer on the day, actually might have been one of the better of the bad beers, but it was still bad.
07-07-2011 14:50:23 | More by AgentZero
Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
Appearance: Mysingen Midvinterbrygd pours a opaque brown/black-to-insidously toned vermillion along with a one inch tall beige crown consisting of bubbles in various sizes, from XS to XXXL, that dimishes rather quickly.
Smell: A mild aroma of burnt malt along with notes of citrus fruits. I find it a bit "thin" in this area, not that it's bad in any way, moreso that it all too anonymous, to put it simply - mild.
Taste: Burnt malt, a very dominant bitterness with a powerful toffee flavour and a touch of dried cinnamom in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, rather full and low in carbonation.
Drinkability: Mysingen Midvinterbrygd bears some of the typical characteristics of a yule/blot-brew: the burnt sensations, the sweet caramel and the seasonal spices. However, this year around, I didn't find it quite as convincing as I've found it to be in past years and mainly so due to how "thin" the overall experience felt. Still good tough!
12-25-2008 03:19:22 | More by Asgeirr
4.15/5 rDev +17.9%
Poors in without too much of a yelow colored head. Dark brown beer. Nose is very medicinal making me think of the Beerenburg "elixer" with a brett arome. Next to that some roast and caramellic maltarome and even some fine hoparome there alltogether very well balanced. Taste is that also, for that there is brett arome a full malty taste going from roast/coffe to caramel and the fullness says lots of munich must have been used. Dominant in front though again this spice-elixer by witch I have to pass about contents but guess it must be a whole bunch off them. Aftertaste is nicely bittered and have to say this brew tastes as a great Soilwork symphony; litle bombastic maybe but great. Thank you Joris P. for bringing me this!
07-25-2005 20:49:05 | More by paterlodie
4.2/5 rDev +19.3%
Black-red colour with an almost grey head. Little lacing.
Excellent spicy smell of nutmeg, cloves and coffee.
Pleasant roasted taste of coffee and christmas spices.
Long, rather heavy after taste with balanced burnt flavours and bitterness.
Very drinkable! Another good seasonal from Nynäshamn. Thank you! Always nice with a christmas beer that tastes of christmas.
12-08-2008 21:57:34 | More by Ch1mpy
3.95/5 rDev +12.2%
The colour is dark red-brown; the compact beige foam is two fingers high. The liquid is clear.
The pleasant smell is roasted and spicy with some sweet notes. There is a distinctive flavour of roasted nuts.
The taste is dry and roasted with an interesting spicy flavour of nutmeg, cloves and a hint of cinnamon. There is a mild bitterness as well as some sweetness; the body is quite weak. The aftertaste contains a growing bitterness (with a metallic finish) and a balanced gentle spiciness.
The carbonation is medium strong with small bubbles. The liquid is a bit thick.
A very interesting "spiced winter warmer", but I can see that the nutmeg might frighten off some drinkers.
11-19-2006 12:56:10 | More by bark
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
A:Dark brown liquid with light brown creamy head.
S: Sweet, spices, some dried fruits some roast notes. A buttery feeling to the nose.
T: Roasted malt, burnt sugar, caramel, spices (cinnamon, and the stuff that you but in the oranges). Aftertaste is a round taste of spices.
Overall: Nice mouthfeel and drinkabilty makes this beer a really good one.
12-18-2010 18:54:50 | More by Mjoepp
United Kingdom (Wales)
2.58/5 rDev -26.7%
Pours a small layer of beige head. Color is a darker copper amber.
Aroma: Nutmeg, vanilla, orange peel, and a ton of other spices mixed in. I also get a huge bazooka joe bubble gum. A bit of caramel and malt show through the spices.
Taste: Massive dry spice attack. Orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Very malty as well. There is a mint flavor mixed in as well.
Mouthfeel: Dry and spiced. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with more dryness and more spices.
Overall, I wasn't a fan of this because it was too spiced for me. It needs to be toned down a bit. It wasn't undrinkable, just not too enjoyable.
06-03-2011 21:46:15 | More by mothman
3.1/5 rDev -11.9%
Bottle. 2010 version. Poured into a tulip glass a very dark copper brown orange color with a light tan head that soon collars around the glass. The spices and aromatics used are very evident right off the bat with notes like; orange, bubblegum, and slight vanilla I guess. Medium mouthfeel with some carbonation. The flavors are decent and does remind me of the holiday fruitcake my mom used to make. Both sweet caramel with some spices. The bubblegum flavor that I smelled also comes out in the taste. Some orange flavors as well. Some minimal bitterness in the end.
06-03-2011 21:42:32 | More by kbutler1
2.83/5 rDev -19.6%
I'm assuming this somehow came from bosse, but in any case - thanks to Mike for another fabulous Christmas beer. It's really too bad Nate couldn't make it to share this gem. Served in a Russian River tulip.
A - A quick-dissolving white foam sizzles to nothing - no lace, collar, wisps, cap, etc. Dark red-brown-black transparent body.
S - Apples, spices, treacle, cola, sweet leaf, orange peel.
T - This is a quintessential Yule beer - reminds me of spiced Christmas cake, with notes of cola.
M - Gritty medium body with zesty active carbonation. No alcohol, so obviously not a true Winter Warmer.
D - Just not very good at all. Way too much spice, and a truly unpleasant mouthfeel. If you love Christmas cake then perhaps this will be up your alley. I could barely get down a few ounces before giving up.
07-06-2011 14:30:08 | More by MasterSki
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
A: The pour is dark brown with a reddish tone. The off-white head is a bit uneven and rather large. After a short while it starts to dissipate, leaving some lacings.
S: Roasted sweet malt, very well balanced. Lots of spices and both bitter and floral hops. Oranges.
T: Roasted malt, both sweet and dry at the same time. Both bitter and floral hops. Lots of spices, for exampel nutmeg. Both bananas and oranges.
M: The aftertaste is rather short but holds a nice dry bitterness. The body is surprisingly thin and the carbonation is medium.
D: An interesting spiced winter (warmer?) ale. But the body and aftertaste are to weak for my taste. There are lots of better beers made at Nynäshamn and there are lots of better swedish winter/christmas beers available in Sweden at a cheaper price.
12-18-2009 18:38:37 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.8/5 rDev +8%
And the never-ending quest to finish off my stash of christmasbeers continues...
A: Dark with a small beige head.
S: Smoked malts, roasted nuts, some spices, orange?
T: Smoked malts, cardemum, coriander, nutmeg,burnt sugar.
M: An easy drink even tho the taste is very complex. Lots of carbonation.
This beer has improved over last years version. Still, it could have a bit more body and more of everything. Recommended!
01-16-2008 20:46:01 | More by baggio
Mysingen Midvinterbrygd from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
81 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.