Arve_Christian (2473) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On 33 cl bottle from local supermarket.
Dark amber color, good foam.
Light roasted aromas and malt, dried fruit.
Medium/ light body & complexity.
Pretty ok beer
Lambister (127) - FINLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl can. Superb look of dark red with hints of brown. Has small white head. Pretty neutral nose. Has aromas of caramel but sweetness is not all over other aromas. Nice crispness although carbonation is pretty low, longer after taste would be beneficial to brew. Still a good one.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33 boks hjemme: nydelig rubinrød farge og høyt, tett skum som desverre daler raskt. Frisk, middels fyldig smak og kort, tørr ettersmak. OK til 4,7%, og vil sikkert passe til julemat, men som ølnytelse blir det etter noen slurker for tynt.
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Aroma of roasted malt with some caramel notes. A bit metallic. Nice dark amber color body with an off-white head. Medium sweet taste with a light bitter ending.
Cunningham (3671) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a tan head. Caramel nose with some fruity hints. Moderate sweet caramel and fruity flavour. One of few ok norwegian grocery store christmas beer.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A clear dark amber/brown colour, whilst the head is off-white. Moderately malty aroma, taste is also malty, some roast and a slight cardboard feel. (Bottle)
KongKalle (12) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Without the extra fullness and balance more alcohol strong beers provides, it was to unbalanced for me. It still has a good Christmas feel, with some roasted malt, caramel, spice and a nice touch of Christmas baking. This is also one of the more full-bodied beers from Norwegian grocery stores, even if it does not give enough balance.
Oysteib (80) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Brown, clear. Surprisingly refreshing for a christmas beer. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness with nice fruity aromas.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - NOV 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Red/brown clear, beige head. Smells of caramel with hints of caramel, also some malts. Quite malty taste, some sweetness and caramel. Miss some body, guess the low alcohol has to do with it. Thin mouthfeel, some bitter finish. A descent lower end abv christmas beer
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Amber with a small head that disappears. Sweet fruit, metal and rather thin. A bit strange, but drinkable.