espenra (975) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from a friend. Batch 102. Brewed 2007-10. Best before 2009-03. It poured a dark red and brown colour with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavour is also sweet and malty. Notes of dark red fruits. Very carbonated. It has a short aftertaste.
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Meny Liertoppen. Pours brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of spicy red fruits and roasted malts. Ok Christmas beer that can be enjoyed all year
RuneStumo (2525) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
14.12.2007, 0,5l Bottle. Brown colour with dark off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt and spicy hops.
Enjoyit (3734) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkbrown of color with a small beige head. An aroma of prunes, dark fruits, sweets and nuts. A flavor of toffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, liqurice and a bitter finish.
Rune (10660) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch no. 102, brewed in Oct. 07, 500ml bottle by courtesy of Knut Albert. Pours a crystal clear, rosewood body under a thin ring of bubbles. Rather tranquil aroma of sweet, nutty malts. The flavour has got more to offer, starting with roasted dark malts followed by raisin and blackcurrant, and finally developing into a dry, bitter ending of liquorice. Medium bodied. Pleasurable [enjoying the Yuletide mood on a dark eve at home in Tromsø, 26.12.2008].
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate malty aroma. Large frothy, light brown head. Good lacing. Cloudy amber body. Heavy bitter and light smoked. Medium palate.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Licorice wood, roasted, clove and other spices. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, roasted, lightly spiced, bitter especially towards the finish. Dusty mouthfeel. Out of balance, some flavours are dominating though not strong in a wrong way.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a film. Aroma of ryebread. Flavour again ryebread, sweet and malty. Quite watery.
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ICA, Oslo. Pours Clear brown with small beige head. Spicy aroma with red fruits. Spicy taste as well with well balanced tartness. Low carbonation. Proof that a seasonal Christmasbeer can be great in august too!
MiP (15028) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 4.5%, batch#102. Roasted aroma, farty fruitiness, hint of raw liquorice. Hazy dark red colour. Small frothy light brown head. The flavour is quite roasted, hint of fruit. Thin mouthfeel. Dry roasted finish with raw liquorice aftertaste.