Pistonhead Christmas Carol - Spendrups Bryggeri AB
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The colour is deep brown-red (70 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is pale brown, it sinks slowly into a thick uneven lid, leaving no lacing.
The smell is dry and roasted with just a hint of sour malt and spices. Chocolate and nuts. It reminds a lot of an English porter.
The taste is caramelised, somewhat spicy and bitter. Dried fruits and flowers, dark chocolate, tart cherries and a touch of salt liquorice. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is malty, but not very sweet. Clean bitter notes, some flowers and a hint of lemon peels. Chocolate and a crisp mild bitterness in the finish.
The liquid is mid-smooth, the carbonation mild to medium. The fresh bubbles are small.
I liked this beer, it is just like a blend of a München Dunkel and an English Porter.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2013 19:30:19 | More by bark
2.6/5 rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
A: The color is dark brown with rich red hues. The compact brown head is thick and full. Dissipation is rather slow and leaves nice lacings.
S: Not very strong-smelling. Roasted dark malts, somewhat sweet. Some mild bitterhops lures in the back. Besides that - not much else is going on.
T: A bit sour actually. Heavy roasted, almost a bit smoked, dark malts. Rather non-sweet. Bitter hops and some soy-sauce. Some christmasy spices, cardamom and cinamon, but mild.
M: A harsh bitterness lingers, quite offensive. Body is medium and smooth while carbonation is rather mild. But I can't get passed the harsh aftertaste...
O: Rather unbalanced. I'm not sure what they were going for, but I hope for their sake that it was a dark macrolager with a mild christmasy wibe.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2012 17:20:42 | More by Evil_Pidde
Pistonhead Christmas Carol from Spendrups Bryggeri AB
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