StilleStorm (1113) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWG; Pours copper with medium lasting off- white frothy head. Nose is perfumed with spices, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, berries and dark fruits, a Christmas adventure. Taste profile mirrors adding caramell and chocolate. Oily texture, soft carbonated. Bitter, spicy and sweet finish.
Very Merry Christmas.
Gorm (1732) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dunel brun fre me lys beige skum. Lukt av malt og krydder. Sma av malt, humle og krydder. On tap at Cardinal.
oltorst (3) - - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pure class! Best Norwegian Christmas beer 2013. Nice color, complex taste with sweet taste of Christmas.
nilsas (2439) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
god litt søtlig duft av rosin. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Lite skum, men hengende langs kant. Fin frisk smak av rosin med en litt sursøt ettersmak.
ej (997) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light brown with a decent looking light tanned head. Bready and malty aroma with notes of lightly toasted malts and caramel. Taste has hints of ginger with a solid malty backbone. Light bitter finish. MEdium bodied with medium carbonation.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Bottle on Nærbø ølfestival. Dark amber with nice foam. Aroma of cloves, orange, dried fruits and ginger?. Taste cloves (feels to dominating), more dried fruits and a mild bitterness in the end. Finishes with some light sour. A nice balanced beer but to spicy to my taste
Update: 7.dec 2014. Nice balanced with nice hints of cloves, malty fruits and maybe some kandied range peel. Think now the spice is very nice balanced like the whole beer. Blindtaste this time. Maybe im becoming a big boy.
mjs (5364) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at OlutExpo 2013) The beer poured brown and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, smoke and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, Belgian style yeast, frutiness and bitterness. Afteraste was malty, fruity and bitter. Despite the quite pleasant flavours and aromas the end result was quite messy.
tiong (4999) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ OlutExpo 2013
Pours brown with a smooth head. Aroma of boozy notes, spices and malts. Taste is spicy, malty and stingy with hints of syrup. Finish is spicy and warming with hints of stingy hoppiness. A bit strange and unpleasant.
lusikka (7378) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a cloudy murky orange colour with a white head. Aroma of wet earth, grass and some biscuit. Flavour of grains, cardboard, floral notes and ginger. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Weird.
olio (7840) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl Bottle @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours murky orange color with a small head. Aroma of vanilla, berries, some listerine and wood. Not pleasant at any point. Flavour is the same with some caramel glue notes. Not good man.