OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown almost ruby body. Decent beige head. Modest aromas of red berries and malt with notes of yeast. Taste is sweet, dark fruits and yeast. Mildly spiced, lightly hopped. Short sweetish finish.
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby colour with a pale brown head. Bit burnt, sweet malty and less hops than in the Vienna Style. This is a bock! And a good one with the marzipan-almondy backbone.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small offwhite head over deep dark red body like red wine, except for the slight carbonation. Light, soft licorice aroma, barely detectable. Sweet, roasty taste. Again very weak. Faintly dry aftertaste. Nothing wrong with it, but theres hardly any taste here. (0.33l bottle.)
gunnfryd (9310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Light roasted caramel aroma. Sweet rosted caramel flavour. Roasted caramel finish.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather nice, a typical Norwegian Christmas beer, though this is on the sweetish side. Easy drinking, a little warm aftertaste from the alcohol. Currently available on draft (Beer Palace, Oslo)
Finn (3089) - Tromsĝ, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark golden brown with a head that soon disappears. Strange perfume aroma and taste - probably the hops. Oily mouthfeel. Hardly any aftertaste.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Bottled. Copper color with small off-white head. Caramelly-sweet malt aroma. Warming taste of caramel, lightly roasted and sweet malt. Slightly bitter aftertaste. (051109)
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Brown golden with not much head. Carbonation is as expected in a beer like this. The aroma is quite pleasant. It smells of sweet malt and caramel. The aftertaste is a bit boring as it does not give away much. Bitterness is quite appropriate. Some diacetyl.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at RBESG 2005. Light brown colour with a weak head. Very little aroma of malt and caramel. A lot of taste of some speciel malt, but very average. Not a great christmasbeer indeed.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Quite sweet and uninteresting. Caramel/raisin sweetness, some grainy malt characters, very thin and short finish. Not a lot going on.