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Brewed by Berentsens Brygghus
Style: Old Ale
Egersund, Norway

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Jule-Avec nytes gjerne alene eller som dessert øl. Sødmen gjør at det også passer utmerket til nøtter og småkaker og serveres gjerne i et stort Cognac glass. Serveringstemperatur ca 10 grader Celsius.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Flaske hjemme på 1.juledag: aldeles perfekt til nøtter og tørkede frukter og en runde gin rummy! Litt portvinsaktig bitterhet uten den sødme. Et glimrende nippeøl som gjør den mørkeste årstiden litt lysere. Flaske av 09-årgangen hos Arve, mars-13: en delikat aroma med bl.a. litt tranebær. En fantastisk rund, kompleks smak og laang ettersmak. Et strålende øl, synd at Berentsen bare lager det til jul.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1117) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Underneath a quite large, creamy and light brown head is a dark brown body. The head is long-lived and reduces to a fully lasting layer that laces the glass fairly well. Rather strong aroma with roasted notes, lots of coffee and a light yeasty touch. The taste is pretty standard for a christmas beer, i.e. moderate sweet and moderate bitter. The flavours on the other hand are beyond average, with roasted notes, coffee, chocolate and fruits in the back. The beer is full bodied with a lovely thick oily texture and it has a a marvelous vinous feel. The carbonation is soft. A really nice ale!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2012
33 cl bottle at home. This is a beautifully made Old Ale, with aromas and tastes reminiscent of imperial stouts I have tried in the past. Aroma makes me think of nuts and dried fruit, taste brings me even deeper into that territory. It promises to be a Christmas dessert in and of itself, and it delivers. Well played, Berentsen.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anchr (18) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2012
A very robust beer with lots of complexity. Starting a bit cold, but probably too far from the 10C recommended, the bitterness stole a lot of attention from the malt and body of this beer, too much, I think. When warming up the whole range of aroma and taste came out. Some stinging mouthfeel that is not CO2 or alcohol

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
Pours a nearly black colour with a small brown head. Aroma are quite sour actually, with pina and some spices as the dominant smells. Flavour are mostly chocolate, but it’s very fresh, and has an impressive balance! Same with the aftertaste, a tiny touch of alcohol in the end, but that’s just enjoyable. This beer impressed me a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Dark amber beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, roasted, caramel, raisins, creamy, figs, grapes, tobacco, some chocolate and licorice. Malty chocolate flavor, caramel, creamy, raisins, licorice, roasted, some warming alcohol, milky, figs, some piney hops. Nice and complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. Pours dark amber with a huge brown head. Smells abit sweet, abit nutty and roasted malt. Tastes sweet nutty malty, very creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aaron68 (572) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2012
330 ml bottle @ home November 29,2012.Bought at Vinmonopolet,Oslo City November 21,2012.Black in color.Semi sweet.Aroma is malt,dried fruits and some caramel.Medium to low carbonation.A bit alcohol in the finish.One of my favorite beers in Norway the last 4-5 years.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Black with a big beige head. Sweet and spicy caramel aroma. Quite sweet and definitely spicy, some hints of anis. Decent if sweet and alcoholic Christmas beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4490) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Black colour with a beige head. Toffee, chocolate aroma with some fruity notes. Full body. Complex and well blended flavour with roasted barley, caramel, fruity, raisins. A fine balanced sweetness.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]


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