daje (2454) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown body with a small beige head. Roasty aroma with juniper, other herbs, faint fruitness. Taste is mild spicy, juniper, cardamom, light caramelized, good bitterness. Not a bad beer but all things considered a little thin and simple. When opting for a Haandbryggeriet Yule Ale, the stronger ones are the ones you’ll want as they’re damn good and leagues above this one
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, many thanks to Cunningham. Hazy chestnut brown color with medium white head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste, malt, caramel, light hops.
MisoW (1423) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Cunningham and Cuso, thanks. Pours brown color, small beige head. Aroma is citrus, american hopps, herbs, malty, red fruits. Taste is bit sourish, caramel, medium bitter.
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,5l fra dagligvarebutikk i Tromsø. Drukket i heimen 1 Des 13 til spekemat. Veldig mørk amber. Høyt luftig skum med litt farge. Mye lacing. Pent! God aroma av røstet malt. Smaken lett røstet med hint av julens krydder. Litt bunnfall.
k92488 (259) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...
abemorsten (2782) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle at home. Clear deep ruby mahogany colored body with a dense light brown fingerthick head. Caramel nose. Malty caramel sweet and a lingering grassy and herbal bitterness. Some toasted notes. Medium to full bodied. Light syrupy texture.
gunnfryd (10672) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, roasted malt, ginger, cardamon. Flavour is is spices, hop, roasted malt, ginger, cardamon, hop, chocolate. Medium body. Nice beer.
Beer4000 (4487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown body with a big, creamy mocha head. Aroma has dark malt, coffee, juniper and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is sweet, dark malt, chocolate, juniper, spices, slightly roasted and moderate bitterness. Fine body and long, malty and spicy aftertaste. A bit strange this one, I like the juniper/spice part of it, but somehow the combination is not in balance with the rest of the beer. Lovely for a few sips and then a bit too much in a way. Might have something to do with the low alcohol (for the grocery marked). Appreciate the effort for a nice spicy Christmas beer outside the Vinmonopolet marked.
Wischylini (133) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear albeit very dark, almost black, red, with no head. Aromas are coffee, roasted malts, and dust. The taste is semi-sweet, with a nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is mid-heavy, and with lots of tiny sparkling bubbles. Overall, this beer is good, but not particularily exciting; it tastes like a stale version of Haandbryggeriets ’London Porter’.
Rune (8077) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, batch 642, from Kjeller 5 in Tromsø. Low, bubbly, beige head. Dotted spots to the glassware. Close to clear red-brown body colour. Delicious aroma of smooth chocolate malts, slightly roasted. Dusty hops beneath. Fine balanced taste profile of malty sweetness and fruity hops, nicely spiced by a touch of ginger. Mild roasted bitter ending. Easy to drink and easy to like. (Christmastime at home 25.12.2013).