onsdag 23 december 2009

The day before christmas

Santa came with some early christmas gifts this year - a whole box full with bottles of rum. I also managed to visit the swedish "Systembolaget" today and bought myself one of their news for december - a bottle of "J. Bally Millesime 2000".

I'm having a cold for the moment and therefore I'm not really in the shape for sipping rum and write reviews. But I know that I've some nice moments in the future waiting for me.

The following bottles are unopened and standing in line...

  • J. Bally Millesime 2000
  • El Dorado 15 Y.O
  • Rum Plantation Trinidad 2000
  • Barcelo Imperial
  • Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 12 Anos
  • Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados
  • Malecon 18 Y.O

onsdag 2 december 2009

La Caracol Saxo Bio

Saxo Bio is an belgian strong ale at 7.5%. It's a blonde ale marketed as a ecological product.

Eye: Light color, golden yellow and foggy. It's has a large white foam and the look indicates a lot of bubbles.

Nose: Fresh summer ale, mango, lemon and pineapple. Sweet.

Taste: A fruity taste that comes out rather sweet. The mango, lemon, pineapple-taste. Pretty much bubbles and then some hops.

Aftertaste: A sweet aftertaste sticks in your mouth. Some lemon notes is left with the hops. Sweet but also a dry sticky feeling.

Fits for summer and should be served really cold. I prefer to drink ale that are not icecold, but this one just got too sweet when it got a little warmer. Not that much taste of the alcohol, a fruity taste that stays intact through the whole drink. Too sweet.