Mysingen Midvinterbrygd
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

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Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Herb and Spice Beer
3.49 | pDev: 14.61%
Nov 26, 2019
Sep 03, 2004
Mysingen MidvinterbrygdMysingen Midvinterbrygd
Notes: An ale "inspired by recipes of holiday brews from the old ages". It is spiced with nutmeg, caraway, cloves, vanilla and fresh orange peels.
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark reddish brown with fine, tan head.

Smell is spicy and malty with notes of rye, citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of smoked ham.

Taste is rich and malty, and very spicy. The cinnamon and nutmeg notes are a little bit too powerful, and overshadow the more subtle nuances, like rye and a soft maltiness.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall, a nice spiced beer that could ease up a little bit on the spices.
Nov 26, 2019
Rated: 3.57 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jul 02, 2017
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Rated by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Heavy and fragrant aroma. The taste, however, is a little thin, unfortunately.
Dec 09, 2014
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Rated by dgilks from Australia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
Dark and wintery. Distinct herbal edge which adds interest. Quite nice. Liking the almost liquorice note. Not as malty as it could be.
Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by profondo from Sweden

Feb 24, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Jan 27, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Apr 05, 2012
Rated: 3 by jisak74 from Sweden

Apr 02, 2012
Rated: 2.5 by whartontallboy from New York

Feb 11, 2012
Rated: 4 by Harkrank from Sweden

Dec 23, 2011
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Reviewed by AgentZero from Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Jul 07, 2011
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Reviewed by MasterSki from Canada (ON)

2.82/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
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.
Jul 06, 2011
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
2010 vintage

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.
Jun 03, 2011
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Reviewed by kbutler1 from Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
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.
Jun 03, 2011
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Reviewed by Mjoepp from Sweden

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Dec 18, 2010
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Dec 23, 2009
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Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Dec 18, 2009
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Reviewed by Asgeirr from Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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!
Dec 25, 2008
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Reviewed by Ch1mpy from Sweden

4.22/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
Dec 08, 2008
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Reviewed by Ljunkan from Sweden

4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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!
Nov 26, 2008
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Reviewed by Bananaman from Sweden

3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Nov 25, 2008
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Reviewed by baggio from Sweden

3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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!
Jan 16, 2008
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Reviewed by Jredner from Florida

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 doesn’t come over fully to the flavor and you are left with a mostly satisfying beer with a somewhat basic flavor profile..
Jan 24, 2007
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Reviewed by JanM from Sweden

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Nov 19, 2006
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Nov 19, 2006
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Reviewed by paterlodie from Belgium

4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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!
Jul 25, 2005
Mysingen Midvinterbrygd from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 27 ratings