Brewed by Amundsen Bryggeri
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Oslo, Norway


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Editors note: The spiced Christmas beer from Amundsen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some spices, grains and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some spices, herbs and grains. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beer4000 (4916) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
500 ml bottle. Unclear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma has malt, caramel and Christmas spices. Flavor is medium sweet malt, some caramel, unbalanced spicy and some kind of slightly sour and harsh citric zest. A bit light in body and this probably makes the heavy spice mix kind of unbalanced. The hint of sourness actually makes it a bit more interesting, but not sure its intended, at least its a rather original idea for this kind of beer. This one was nothing close to the best beers from Amundsen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (629) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Brown, slightly hazy pour with a thin beige head. Slightly spicy, malty, dark fruit aroma. Sweet, christmas cake fruit and spice flavour, a little sourness. Preferred the Mork Jol

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClubGonzo (4490) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark hazy nut brown body with a large creamy white head. Aroma is band-aids, grains, caramel, banana and hints of brown sugar and clove. Taste is sour grainy tones, caramel, cinnamon, clove and hints of burnt sugar and brown bread. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation. The spices in this one makes it seem almost infected with astringency and sharpness, compared to the light body and moderate sweetness in general. Not the best of attempts at a spiced Christmas beer from Amundsen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Amundsen Jl ].
Clear medium to dark brown - orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, cinnamon, christmas spices. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy bitter, caramel, cinnamon, spicy, christmas spices. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141220]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
25.12.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Soft gusher. Big slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of strange sour-ish spiced, weeds, cloves, sour grass, paper, hay, burnt caramel, bark, spices, minerals, soil, grain. Taste is slightly dry and harsh spiced, bark, weeds, cloves, harsh grass, burnt caramel, spices, minerals, soil, grain. Medium bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. toasted malty. Bitter and dry malty. Toasted malty and slight caramelish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. It pours an almost clear body, dark amberish brown in color and with a small, dense, light beige head on top. The aroma is rather spiced, with cloves and some ginger, overpowering the roasted malts and caramel. Semi-sweet and feeling sort of dry on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Lasting roasted, spiced flavor with caramel and a touch of chocolate. A decent one, but the spicyness feels a bit unbalanced. 141220

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (12682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and Christmas spices. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 201214

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1296) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2014
Jingle bells, Santa comes to town and adeste fideles, this is what a real Christmas beer should taste like! I mean, whats the point in calling a beer a Christmas beer if it doesnt smell and taste like Christmas? This one has a strong aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and other christmassy spices, all in front of a solid malty background. The same goes for the flavour. Its not as ridiculously spiced as e.g. Ngne Underlig Jul, but its a good alternative if your local Vinmonopol is out of the latter. Its moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter, mid-bodied and with a moderate carbonation. A very nice brew!
[50 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

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