Beer3000 (3762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml body. A clear amber body with a big, foamy tan head. Aroma has malt, caramel, nuts, toast and some Christmas spices. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, bread, dry fruit, moderate bitterness and spices in the background. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Quite OK, but rather anonymous and easy to forget.
OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 L bottle from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. A layer of big-bubbled beige foam, over a misty red-shaded amber body. Low aroma level for a belgian-styled ale. Bready nutty malts with malt drops and hint of jammed berries. Taste is sugar sweet malty, with prominent anise-seeds, hint of tinned fruits, and an underlying spiced bitterness. Light in body for the style. Spiced sugary-malty endnotes. Drinks ok, but not quite there.
abemorsten (1975) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. Small beige head on a deep golden body. Fruity, toasted, aniseed nose. Caramel, bitter, aniseed mouth. Medium to full body. Dry tongue.
alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Slightly underwhelming aroma. Weak head. Taste like I envision a Christmas beer should, but doesn’t last forever. A nice allrounder for the season, but it’s not my choice for Christmas dinner or dessert.
stouby (3247) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Bjergtrolden.
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma medium spicy (orange, coriander), hoppy and malty (roasted). Flavor medium sweet and spicy, light bitter. Medium body.
kaivoetmann (5) - NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Typical british ale style head and color. Smell with Notes off caramel and malt, but not much nose. Tastes sweet caramel and malt aswell. Nice ale, but not much here that says x-mass. I could Easley drink a few bottles of this, but mostly because It’s goes down nicly.
KnutAlbert (5206) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Vininferno, OSlo, 2012 edition.
Glowing amber beer. Nice spicy flavour, Christmas feel. I would have pefered a bit more body to this. Long coriander tail.
anders8000 (392) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel and fruit. Flavour is malt, yeast, dried fruits, caramel, hops, medium sweet, little toffee and spices
chrisv10 (8095) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel and fruit. Flavour is malt, yeast, dried fruits, caramel, hops, medium sweet, little toffee and spices.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Deep dark brown colour, beige head. Spiced aroma (anise) with liqourice and dark malts. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is spiced, sweet, dark malty, and with liqourice.