aleksander9 (180) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tastes like pils With a microscopical amount of "christmas-extract".
Cunningham (3650) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 Boks fra Rema. Lett gylden bronsefarget innhold med litt hvit skum. Lett ristet malt aroma. Smaken minner om søtt vann.....ehhh lurer på om bryggeren var dritings når dette ble laget.......
ABS (337) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours dark bronze. Smell of corn and metal. Metallic, blood (!) and some caramel extract aromas. Thin feel. Not good.
Koelschtrinker (9446) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 23, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wässriger Antrunk ohne Besonderheiten, ein Malzhauch erscheint lächerlich. Trocken, langweilig, uninspiriert. Schlecht! Was denkt sich der Brauer bei so einem laffen Nichts?? 7/5/5/310/4
abstractbeer (223) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 Pours a dark orange with a nice frothy head. Initial nose is banana and bubblegum (I didn’t see that one coming!), finishing with nose of metal and some general "artifical flavor". On second thought, this smell is quite typical of Grans. Flavor is just like the nose. Banana & bubblegum. Very much like the Hubba Bubba bubblegum I loved as a kid. I don’t know how they dare claim that this is a christmas beer. If the brewery had tried to pass it off as a very unsuccessful attempt at making a Belgian like Duvel, I could believe them. But a christmas beer? Not in my mouth. But it’s an ok beer anyway, I think, not undrinkable. At least it tastes *something* which is way more than many of Grans’ other beers, even their regular christmas beer. Overall I’m a little confused about what to make of this, but I will probably finish the glass and hopefully never think about this beer again. One thing I’m sure of: a christmas beer it is not.
ClubGonzo (3196) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can from the local supermarket. Pours a light, clear bronze body with a small, white head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts and hints of toffee, with some vague metallic hints. Taste is watery sweet malts, bread and sugars. Far too sweet and watery.
zeke626 (411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, thanks to akevitt for sharing. Pours a clear, golden body with off-white foam head. Aroma of funky belgian malts and maybe a hint of spice. Flavor is fairly watered down compared to the aroma and is mainly belgian malts and spices. Light bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Lightly carbonated with a slightly metallic finish.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned. Amber coloured. Clear. Dense off white head. Fruits and light caramel in the aroma. Flavour of grass, sugar and herbs. Medium bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.
bergstaden (867) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark golden/light amber in color - weak aroma of malt and hop - thin and watery and short unplesant aftertaste , not good
Nordcore (900) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 50 cl. Amber, clear with a minimal head. Aroma; Sweet malty and some caramel. Taste; Caramel, sweet malty, watery with a not so good aftertaste.