RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 2012, stored for 1 year. Dark red-brown color, light brown head. Dried fruit nose, caramel, burnt sugar and spice. Sweet, caramel taste which is in nice balance with the bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, warming alcohol.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk rødlig brun farve ,ed beige skum som forsvinner raskt. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Smak av malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Vinmonopolet.
Inbreak (4719) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 01.12.2013, 0,33l bottle (2012) @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and balanced, caramel malts, dried dark fruits, nuts, malt candy, butterscotch, grass, hints of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste is slightly sweet and oxidized, caramel malts, grass, nuts, butterscotch, malt candy, dried dark fruits, coffee. Medium bitterness. Nice one, a lot better aged for a year than fresh.
smmaaren (569) - NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. This is what I call a "juleøl". Strong and tasty. Caramel of course. Malty. Hint of chocolate and coffee. A bit sweet. Light bitterness. Thumbs up for this one.
fellebag (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Quite small off white. Very dark red brown color. Aroma is prune, oat and sugar cookies. Taste is sugar and chocolate.
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morri (277) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big light brown foamy head. Almost opaque reddish brown body. Aroma of caramel malt, basement aromas and yeast. Sweet on the tongue at first, then some bitterness. Taste fades quickly. Slight alcohol aftertaste. Dry on the palate, quite thin.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ home.November 19, 2013
Beer bought @ Vinmonopolet Oslo City
Dark brown to red in color with a white head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is sweet malt,dried fruits,plums and some wood.
Malty,sweet and wonderful beer with a slightly bitter finish
Quite hidden ABV
KL (57) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Moderately fresh, malty, a fulness embraced by a slight alcohol aroma and bitterness.A little unbalanced beer that could be better but I think it was good. God jul :)
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle traded with Cunningham. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit and nuts. Quite fruity, no alcohol detected, with the exeption of a pleasant warm feeling in the finish. Light sweet, light bitter taste, not too complex but nicely balanced and pleasantly mellow. A very nice Christmas sipper.
Foffern (1693) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Vintage 2011. Has a deep reddish brown colour with a beige medium and a bit creamy head. Aromas of dried fruit, wood, leather and some chocolate. More dried fruit in a sweet flavour along with much of the same and some smoke in the end. Has a slick and rich mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. The beer has a nice balance and richness, a Christmas classic.