TyggaBrown (430) - - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little lack of both taste and aroma, but nice sweetness in the taste, and it matches food greatly.
Karlsen (43) - Hønefoss, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rød brun farge. Søtlig aroma. Smak av karamell og brente mandler. Lett og veldig tam smak
RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany color, beige head. Brown sugar nose, ripe to dried fruit, metallic notes. Sweet malty taste, caramel, dried fruit, hint of bread. Light body, soft carbonation.
Nonshaugen (459) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2015 edition, 50 cl can. Deep red-brown, two finger beige head, clear, no carbonation from the bottom, Nice lacing. Spicy, fruity sweet aroma. Nice mix of flavours, toffee in the middle, a bit metallic at the back. Mouthfeel is sweet, dry and a bit sticky. Carbonation is OK. May work well with any kind of food, but on its own it’s a bit dull and disappointing.
ston3s42 (193) - - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark purply brown appearance with some head that doesn’t last long. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, bubblegum and some banana. Medium-light body, fine carbonation and a good finish of fruity caramel. Very good sweet dark Christmas lager
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml can shared between four at the 24th June 2015 meeting of the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange Group: cheers Mat for this and many others. Sadly for this beer it came either side of really interesting and strongly flavoured beers and this came across as a bit weak and bland. Red hue to the brown pour, a lightly tanned head sat on top. The nose was slightly spiced and malty with hints of sweetness to come. Taste wise it had an initial caramel sweet feel, then some wintery style spice flavourings before a mild bitter and drying finish. OK considering it’s location on the tasting list.
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Deep amber, tan head. Roasted caramel malt. Sweet caramel, and slightly dry finish.
Florya (1800) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
How : bottle Appearance : dark brown, minimal off-white head. Aroma : spice, chocolate, caramel. Palate : medium to light body, soft carbonation.
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this several times during the holiday season. The last can in a six-pack is reviewed.
Aroma has caramel, burnt almonds and some slight nuttiness. Beer is medium bodied with a good amount of flavor for a store-bought beer at this ABV. The flavors i get are of sweet brown malts, toast and nuts. It’s not amazing, but it’s one of the best store-bought norwegian christmas beers i’ve had this year.
Simonsen (1136) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5l boks. Mørk brun farge, moderat karbonert med stor skumtopp. Smaker karamell og brente mandler. Ikke veldig spenstig men helt ok
Holmen1 (4878) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 boks på Action: brunlig øl med tett beige skum som varer. Aroma og smak av brente mandler og bær. En god butikk-juleøl som jeg godt kan kjøpe flere av.