The colour is clear, deep brown with a tint of red. The finger-thick beige foam is quite compact.
The smell is sweet with a very strong spicy touch of cardamom and cloves. There are also some minor flavours of dark bread and aroma hops.
The carbonation is sort of soda-like, maybe a bit too strong.
The taste is very sweet with notes of spices like cardamom, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. It feels not so much of a beer than a mixed malt drink or a soda. There is a weak bitterness and a chemical-sweet note in this brew. The cardamom dominates the long lasting aftertaste. It is rather un-complex and the sweetness is so strong, that my lips felt sticky after drinking it.
The mumma is a traditional Swedish yuletide drink dating from the late 19th century. The details differ between the families, but a basic recipe is the following: Mix equal parts porter and lager (or ale) in a large jug. Add some Sockerdricka (kind of a lemonade without the lemons). If you want to, you could add Madeira (or another sweet strong wine), vodka or maybe a small amount of spices, whatever you fancy. Serve immediately. In other words, this Mumma from Falcon (AKA Carslberg Sweden) is quite far away from those traditions.