Nonshaugen (203) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating based on the 2015 vintage, bb aug 2016. 33 cl bottle. Beautiful, crystal clear dark reddish brown, three finger beige head. Not much aroma. Thin mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Malty caramel taste up front, love that. Some bitterness at the very end. It’s filtered, not bottle conditioned, and that ruins this beer for me. I bought a six-pack, and is tempted to store the other five in my cellar until next christmas, just to see if it has matured or improved.
Beertobealive (362) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Short beige head with gingerbread aromas. Dark copper body. Nice taste of light malt with dry after taste.
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asimeow (234) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l can. 2014. Caramel head,cola colour. Sweet,malty aroma. Hint of licorice. Taste is sour,malty and lacking spices and sweetness. The aftertaste of port is pleasant. Decent Xmas brew.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Brown and off-white. Roasty, caramel and a hint of farm. Light sweet and medium bitter.
Holmen2 (2238) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle of 2014-edition rated 28.11.14. Clear copper. Very persistent beige head and lacing. Rather moderate aroma, with hints.of syrup and berried. Fine taste of roasted nuts, dark malts, dark berries and dark syrup. Moderate bitterness. Still a bit weak for a Christmas beer.
BAE (25) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smakt I bryggerstua til Berentsen. Helt greit julepils. Ingenting feil, men mangler litt fylde og bitterhet. Greit butikkøl.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. This is a really classic looking Norwegian juleøl colored one with a clear deep dark almost bronze colored body and a small light bubbly and light lacing off-white head. Good malty and nose going on here. A nice darkness with both old grounded coffee, dark malts, some burned caramel and a soft spicy touch. Doesn’t smell bad at all. It tastes alright as well. Surprisingly well actually. Wasn’t really expecting much, so that could be the reason. It’s both nutty and dark malty in the mouth. Soft oily on the mouthfeel and it’s well carbonated. A faint slightly acidic metal hint disturbs the rest of the dark malty flavors a bit, but not so much that it’s to disturbing. All in all a nice little surprise, but not something I ever would even consider to have with the Christmas food. 09.12.2013
k92488 (364) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Gyllen rød klar og fin. Hvit skum forsvant fort. Karamell og malt smak og aroma. Fikk den av kona.
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Red, brown clear poy with white small head. Some slightly burnt caramel, coupled with a smoky aroma. Smoky taste as well, slightly bitter with a hint of spices. Light body, thin texture.