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Pistonhead Christmas Carol | Spendrups Bryggeri AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spendrups Bryggeri AB
Sweden
spendrups.se

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Evil_Pidde on 12-21-2012

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2
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
14.69%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
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2.57/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

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Pistonhead Christmas Carol from Spendrups Bryggeri AB
3.2 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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