tfredvik (1555) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another christmas beer with the standard medium brown body and short-lived off-white head. Virtually no lacing. Very very sweet malty aroma with fruity notes. Brown sugar. Moderate sweet taste and a light bitterness in the finish. Malty flavours with dark fruits. Quite ok, but far too watery.
[33 cl bottle, from Kiwi Valle, Oslo]
ABS (773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark brown. metal and malt aroma. lots of malt. a bit weird taste. quite full body.
POLK (2219) - Hĝrning, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with big head. malty and sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet and little fruty.
daje (2819) - NORWAY - JAN 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark copper color, thin layer off-white head. Aroma of caramel. roasted malt. Lively carbonation, good bitterness for the style.
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of bread and a little caramel. light sweetness and lightly bitter.
berlinoise2go (680) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Ica, Vikersund. Clear, reddish brown colour. Finger-thick offwhite head that reduces quickly. Slightly sweet malty aroma quite well balanced with soft hop bitterness. Finishes too sour. Very average brew that failed to induce xmas emotions.
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Typical norwegian christmas beer. Could need a little more of everything, but a nice beer.
trapez (1561) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Malt aroma. Clear redbrown colour with beige head. Malt and a bit of caramel in flavour with a discrete weak hops finish.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
0.33l bottle from Meny. Pours a nice dark brown-red body with a quite thin quickly disappearing head. Nose is fresh fruits and burned malts - otherwise quite anonymous. Tastes quite blend. Some malt, thin caramel and week leather hints. Finishes off with a small bitter ending. All in all; Quite boring. (could have sworn the alcohol percentage was 4,7 - not 4,5 but thats another story)
abstractbeer (239) - NORWAY - NOV 3, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
"2010 edition", bottle from local store. Pours a brown brew with an off-white head which quickly disappears. Nose is sweet. Aroma has hints of licorice, dark sweet fruits, malt. Good mouthfeel, but slightly watery. Nice balance, not sickeningly sweet. Pretty good "grocery store juleĝl", but not very exciting.