Rune (8047) - Tromsø, - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Bestillingsutvalget. Off-white head, some of it remaining throughout. Dark orange coloured body with a slight haze. Moderately aroma of choco-caramel malts together with hints of spices and dried fruits. Mixed flavour of brittle caramel and sweet liquorice. Roasted bitterness towards the ending. Foamy in the mouth. Ok, average Yuletide beer (Tromsø, 26.12.2012).
FatPhil (9358) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Sticky sweet aroma, some vomity hint. Nice caramelly malts though, and the spiciness is interesting. There’s clove in the taste, rich malts, with some nutty corners. Spicing fits in well. Finish nutty. Shame about the flaws in the aroma.
Marduk (2726) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Hazy copper color. Tiny size, yellow head, stays. Malty, sweet, mashy, woody, whisky in aroma. Sweet, caramel, candy, blueberries in taste. Sweet malty aftertaste. Sweet body.
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with off white head. Aroma of caramel and spice. Taste is sweet malty, some bitterness. Medium body. Are missing something but a nice balance and a flavour that will meet alot of people.
Gorm (1189) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Klar gyllen farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt og karamell og krydder. Smak av malt, karamell og krydder. Vinmonopolet.
Nordcore (1021) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. Amber, hazy with a nice offwhite head. Malt, hops and sugar. Light bittersweet taste with a alc end.
Sigmund (5119) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Rerate, 500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 7.0%. Deep orange to amber colour, moderate off-white head. Malty aroma, notes of caramel and Christmas spices, including anise. Medium sweet and malty flavour, distinct notes of Christmas spices, also some caramel. Skip the anise, please! Not much hops. Not bad, but my first rating was a bit too high.Original rating: Sample from bottle at local tasting. ABV is 7.0%. Spicy aroma and flavour, fairly nice. Would buy again. Will rerate when I have a full bottle.
Rasmus40 (11202) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ John Bull, Aalborg. Cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, spicy and light yeasty - yoghurt. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter with a hint of alcohol. 251213
yngwie (13563) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. An almost clear, amber colored beer topped by a dense, finger-thick off-white head. It’s lightly spiced and cellar-ish on the nose, hints of star anise blending in. There’s star anise in the flavor too, with malty sweetness and hints of caramel tending towards toffee. Full body with a nice carbonation level. There’s qualities here, but the spice profile doesn’t suit my palate very well. 130308
BillHick420 (426) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours caramel with a white head. Nose of malts, yeast. Pleasant aromas of malts, caramel, some Belgian yeast, some hops.
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Fairbar, 7%. Dark amber/brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spices and caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, spices, medium sweet and a little bitter.