TBone (15506) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Beer Hunters.
Hazy red color, small off-white head, some lace. Aroma of berries and cardamon. Medium-bodied. Berryish, some caramel and "Christmas" spices. Too Xmas spicey for my liking.
k92488 (386) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...
Inbreak (3840) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 30.12.2013, 0,5l bottle (2012) @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet neutral, caramel malts, clove, dark sugar, nuts, yeast, some dried fruits. Taste is slightly harsh, caramel malts, hay, clove, grass, yeast, leafs, bark, hints of wet grain and cardboard. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea, the earlier Julebrygg, now Skumring, was way better.
Wischylini (230) - Grimstad, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2015 Pours a hazy light brown with a faint white head. Aromas are fruity and yeasty, with some clove and other spices. Taste is moderately sweet and quite dry. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and somewhat fizzy. Overall, the beer’s aromas are too "in your face!" for me, and left me feeling queasy and nauseous.
2015 tasted quite similar; although it was lower on the spices, it had a more medicinal flavour.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy nut-brown with a tanned head. Nose of spice, caramel malt. Aroma of Christmas spices, general malt. Pleasant mouthfeel that matches the beer profile, low carbonation, lingering finish.
arsol (830) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
brun farge med beige skum. Aroma av frukt og krydder. God, bitter og lang i ettersmak. God!!
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mugs BK. On 2 weeks. Very much a Christmas beer and good for that. Not a style I like though usually. Pours reddish clear. Aroma is nice sweet floury malt with light spice. Flavor is very Christmas cake sweat fruity and spicy with a clean bitter end. Feel is full bodied still a bit lively with long bitter finish.
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best Norwegian christmas beer in my opinion. Spices ond tje smell and taste. It comes too it’s best with norwegian food.
IPAgutten79 (864) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Ganske lys brun i fargen, lukter krydder og tørket frukt. Smaker stort sett det samme, men ikke spesielt spennende. Trygg og god. Egner seg nok best til fet julemat, da den blir for tynn alene. Ikke helt topp av årets juleøl, men greit nok.
Beertobealive (411) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin to no head. Sweet taste and round structure. However no length in mouth and the bitterness overcomes the too light flavors for a Xmas beer.
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