BarryKonrad (97) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy, almost cloudy ruby brown. A splendid and very large head that holds up very well. Aroma is malty and fruity, with notes of caramel. Medium and dry mouthfeel, with a taste of malt, spices and fruits. Finish has a dry and hoppy bitterness. Overall a rather nice ale.
bergstaden (1172) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with a light brown head - Nice malty aroma with some yeast in the back - Good malt body with some roasted malt, caramel and dark fruits with some hop and spicy yeast in the back - Lingering malt finish with some caramel and yeast - this was real nice
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2010 Total Score: 3.4
Amber with huge off white head - very nice malty taste olso with nice bitterness that continues into the finish - good beer
Simonsen (576) - NORWAY - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørkbrun farge med mye kullsyre. Smaker både av sjokolade og kaffe. Ganske lettdrikkelig
Holmen2 (645) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy pale brown, aroma of burnt caramel and oranges, taste sinmilar, with evident taste of alcohol. Lacks finesse.
abemorsten (2594) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cardinal. One inch beige foamy head on a cloudy orange body. Good lacing. Spicy Belgian ale yeast on the nose and candy sugar. Sweet, meaty and bitter. Full bodied. Light boozy. Dry tongue.
Earlier Rating: 11/13/2009 Total Score: 3.5
11.11.09. Bottle@Cardinal. Pours clear red golden with a creamy light brown head. Good lacing. Molasses, clove, bitter orange zest, flowers on the nose. Sweet and moderate to heavy bitterness. Long finish. Belgian wit meets christmas ale. Exiting and definitely worthwile.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour with a beige head that last for a long time. Aroma is of caramel, yeast and some chocolate. Taste is quite bitter. Very nice beer from Ægir.
TyggaBrown (381) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. High white foam head. Visually dark, and the taste is instantly quite bitter. It’s filled with nice flavours and aroma of garden and berries. It gets even more tasty at around 7-8 degrees.
Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown colour with a huge beige head. Aromas of wood, leather, dried fruits, nuts and some alcohol. A lot of leather and wood in the flavour as well, and more alcohol and dried fruits. Has a soft and sparkly mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. A good ale, but more on the bitter side for being a abbey dubbel.
Holmen1 (2275) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 0,5l flaske fra Polet. Flott skum som varer. Herlig aroma av sjokolade, mørk karamell og tørket fiken. Smaken står ikke tilbake for dette, kompleks og velbalansert. Et nydelig koseøl. Fra fat på Cardinal 17.8.: fremdeles like godt og med stor munnfylde. Mer humlepreg enn og tørrere avslutning enn flaskeversjonen?
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle in Grebbestad. Brown, hazy beer with a big creamy beige head. Hoppy, chocolate, spicy, fruity,citrus, figs and some nutty aroma. Sweet hoppy, spicy, chocolate, citrus, figs and nutty flavour.