Brewed by Berentsens Brygghus
Style: Porter
Egersund, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KL (57) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
Appearance : Red (through ligth bulb), Dark brownish black (in daylight) The beer smells very good. It has a fresh sitrus start going over into a juicy malty middle. It dies a bit in the finish but overall a beer I think is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BAE (24) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
Smakt hos Berentsen Brygghus. En av de aller beste juleřlene. Fin bitterhet og sjokoladesmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5830) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 330 ml clear bottle. Berentsens surprise us again - they have made a slightly mellower version of a porter as their "klasse F" (Vinmonopolet) Yule/Christmas beer. Dark brown colour, nice and creamy tan head. Very nice roasty aroma with notes of oak, leather, dark bread and coffee. Flavour is moderately roasty and well rounded, elements of coffee, dark chocolate and oak. Tolerable hops. Could use a little more "bite", but this is definitely not a bad beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2005
Bottled. Dark red-brown. Big, steady head, that lasts. Dark flavour profile, little salty. Ultra-smooth mouthfeelwith a wonderful, light, spicy touch and notes of licorice and fennel. Solidly hopbitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2005
Tan, creamy head with lots of larger bubbles; deep dark red body, almost like red wine. Malty, bready aroma with some light burnt, coffeeish notes, some licorice, hops also faintly noticeable, but can’t tell what kind. Very harmonic aroma. Taste is very like the aroma, round and slightly watery. In the aftertaste the burntness becomes much more pronounced. Aftertaste also slightly dry, with a peppery feel to it. There is hops here, but hard to detect. Very harmonic. Overall, an excellent traditional Norwegian Christmas beer, but a little bit too weak. Had it been more assertive this would have been a real winner for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, clear mahogany with a warm, reddish hue and a creamy, brownish head. Very hard roasted - almost burned - aroma. Nice body dominated by bitter, burned malt. A surprising stylistic choice for a Norwegian Christmas beer, but certainly an excellent one. 030106

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 13, 2007
Dark red brown, creamy head. Coffee, dark chocolate, liqourice, roasted, some hop bitterness. Next to Ringnes´ Julebokk, this is the best «dead» Norwegian xmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2389) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle enjoyed at home
Dark brown, finger thick tanned head that leaves very nice laces. Smells of caramel, clove, raisins, nuts and prunes. Full matl body with markant but not dominant sweetness, dried fruits and caramel. Nice bitter finish. One of the absolute best of the traditional style norwegian christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (402) - - AUG 19, 2014
Very deep ruby going on brown colour. Very clear (this beer is filtered) with a light beige head. Little in the way of aroma, but the taste is very smooth with a red fruits - cherry, strawberry, raspberry and plum - present in the taste along with coffee and brown bread. Very little hop flavour, but enough to balance the sweetness. Beautiful Christmas Ale, although I am not sure that I would call it a porter, the deScription under which it is listed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6399) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005
Full aroma with elements of coffee and port. An excellent start for a newcomer on the Norwegian micro scene!

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