yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, thx to Cunningham. Itís an unclear, brown beer topped by a finger-thick dark beige head. The aroma is quite weak, mostly on the malty side, with caramel, bread and roasted malts. The flavor has a light fruityness and some bitterness in addition to the bread and caramel known from the aroma. Medium body, nice carbonation level. Roasted malts and caramel in the finish. Well, not my kind of Christmas beer, but it slides down. 121116
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks, Cunningham!
Sweet, malty. Lovely clear amber, a little yeast residue.
Failry average Norwegian Christmas beer at this ABV.
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cunningham. Slightly cloudy amber body with a nice tan head. Moderate aroma of caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fruit and low bitterness. Medium body and caramel in aftertaste. Drinkable and no faults, but very one-dimensional and rather boring.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 L bottle from a trade with Cunningham. A finger of dense sand-colored head, upon a clear reddish brown body. Nose is dryish peppery caramel malts, with tones and red fruits and earthy/dusty hops. Dry/sweet malt body. Light caramel and berries/red fruits with a fresh sourish touch. Discreetly hopped, subtle earthy and spicy bitterness. Body is less than medium full. Light acidic fruity and malty ending. A likeable Christmassy Brown.
gunnfryd (9318) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is berries, spices, malt, caramel. Flavour is berries, spices, malt, caramel. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisins and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and malty with fruitiness, raisins, caramel and grains. Medium body, average carbonation.
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy brownish colour with a tan head. Mild malty and some spices in the aroma. Moderate sweet flavour. Mostly some mild dark malt and some spicy notes. A bit light texture.
[Bottle from Gjerberg Bryggeri in Rakkestad, Norway]