OL Editorial - Authorosqledaren@ths.kth.se
A very special guest, 12 flavors of glögg and an editorial in the mood for a party. What could go wrong?
Before we start, we should explain the criterias we rated each glögg by.
Aesthetic refers to how much we liked the bottle. Oftentimes, we actually had quite different opinions! This doesn't influence the overall rating very much.
Sweetness also doesn't directly impact the overall rating, rather we wanted to use it to indicate how sweet each of them were. Although of course the sweetness is a vital part of the assessment!
Performance is meant to indicate how closely each glögg matches our expectations. 5 means that our expectations were exceeded, whereas somewhere around 4 means our expectations were matched.
Overall is the real heavy-hitter here. The taste! And general enjoyment.
The evening started off with a jolly greeting from Edward Blom, whom unfortunately could not make it. Quite the way to get things going!
0. Edward Bloms Glögg, 15%
The aroma was extraordinary! Definitely more spices than many glögg, with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Probably a dash of pepper?
1. Blossa Original, 10%
The classic for a reason! Best in class.
2. Blossa Alkfri, 0%
3. Blossa Stark, 15%
"It smells like a weird bottle in your parents alcohol cabinet"
4. Blossa Guld, 21%*
Contains added cognac! Looks and tastes fancy but it's very strong.
*may not have been drank hot enough
"I don't know what cognac is"
"this hurts my esophagus"
5. Grythyttans Skogsglögg, 14.5%
Made from berry wine! Far more tangy, and doesn't taste as much of spice.
"Someone poured alcohol in non-alcoholic glögg"
"I want to like it but I don't"
After our 5th cup of glögg we needed a break as to not get drunk too fast. So we went for a walk! Why drink glögg if you aren't cold?
6. Saturnus, 0%
Surprisingly good for being non-alcoholic. Best in class!
"We do love planets"
7. Duvfenkrooks Original, 15%
Different, but pleasant! The spices were unexpected.
"For a taste test it was nice, but I wouldn't buy it"
8. Dufvenkrooks chili chocolate, 2.2 %
Exceptionally rounded flavor profile! The chili was barely noticeable.
"It smells like a candle that smells like chocolate"
"I love this smell"
9. Tegner & Son, 12%
Not particularly interesting.
"The bottle pours quickly"
10. Tegner & Son Torr, 12%
Very dry! Not a lot of spices either.
11. Tegner & Son Stark, 14.5%
Good, but classic. Best in class!
"The orange color makes me think of pumpkins"