Maria (9912) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful red-brown color and a creamy head. The aroma is rather weak, but it does have notes of roasted malt and caramel. The flavour is quite sweet and has notes of roasted malt, caramel and a light bitterness, that develops and ends quite dry in the end. 2246
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. dark amber color. large creamy head. sweet deep aroma. sweet and xmassy. ok i guess.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly to a ring leaving some lace. Mahogany/amber color. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Molasses nose. Starts sweet molasses flavor, finish is malty with hints of bitterness in aftertaste. $1.79 for a 330ml bottle from Linas Beverages Painesville, OH.
tykjen (182) - Florĝ, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and malty, but still fresh tasting. one of the better of the Norwegian mainstream juleĝl. More a bock than a vienna, so the classification is correct.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a longlasting thick tan head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. The flavor is sweet malty with caramel hints. Malty caramel finish with medium bitterness in the aftertaste.
Rune (6961) - Tromsĝ, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at a testing session of Norwegian Christmas beers in Tromsĝ last Friday. This is one of the better ones this year. Has got a creamy off-white head over an amber-brown body. Sweet malty aroma. Rich amount of burnt sweet malt in flavour supported by a welcoming touch of fruity tartness. There is also an ale-like component in the background. Well balanced. A classical Norwegian Yuletide beer and absolutly a candidate for the meat at xmas eve (08.12.2006).
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Bottle. Clear brown color, good beige head. Strange aroma of (no kidding) old cheese(!) Not very offensive, but unusual. Toasted sweetish malt flavors, low hopbitterness. Sticky palate. Short, medium dry finish. Aass Bryggeri is known to make Christmas seasonals with a high quality level... I didnt really enjoy this years (cheesy) version so much.
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small creamy mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts and fruits. NIce beer.
HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Moderate malty and spicey aroma. OK flavor, average finish. Oily palate. Nice beer.
Gr0ve (2083) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Deep dark amber colour. Really small off-white head. Roasted crisp bitter maltiness. Quite dry. Leaves a drying sensation. Surprisingly dry for a Christmas beer. Some hop bitterness in the finish.