Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5121) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Try the stronger klasse F version of their Juleĝl instead. Rerate 2002: Has the good caramel sweetness, maltiness and spiciness a Norwegian Christmas beer should have - theres just too little of everything! And 4,5% ABV is simply not enough for this style. The klasse F (6,2%) is still A LOT better!! I believe the version sold in the US is 5,9%.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown color with a ring around the collar looking dirty white head. Rather sour milk-like aroma. Quite sweet with a very restrained hop presence.
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color, large head. Dark malts. Light tasting, light bodied. Light malt and hops. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much head. Nice sweet aroma. The label says this is a holiday beer. Perhaps the alcohol is a touch noticeable - which is odd for a 4.5% abv beer. Sort of like a dunkel. Nice, but a fairly average vienna. Not Aasss best.
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Affectionately referred to as "the Gnome Butt Beer" around my place, this beer is clean crisp and sweet. Sharing similarities with a nice red wine. A great beer for sipping.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the first christmas beers i tried in the early 90s it seems to be the same and still has those flovors that seem difficult to achive by just using malt. i miss the old labels with santa skating with a barrel under his arm
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt aroma, roasty malt flavor, average Vienna.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep garnet, the head is generous and beige, the lace is decent. Nose is light toasted grains, a hint of caramel. The start is sweet, the top is light, the finish is dry, lightly carbonated, the hops are light, but a fair to middlin beer at any rate. Ranks #759 on my master beer list.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color with a light moderate head. Toast and toffee malt flavors. malt dominates with a slight spicy hops flavor and finish. Nicely balanced and drinkable.