BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light black with an off-white head. Nose of sweet malts and bubble-gum. Aroma of sweet malts, some bubble-gum like aroma I can’t make out. Not bad, not good.
kokkenrolv (256) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet dark caramel and dark malts, some toffee, roast notes. Dark deep reddish brown, clear, medium beige head. Medium+ sweetness, very light bitterness, taste is toffee, dark caramel, hints of nuts and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation, medium long finish with small bitterness. Decent.
Nordcore (1243) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown, with a minimal head. Malt, nuts and dark fruits. Bittersweet with a light dark fruits end, a bit boring.
smmaaren (474) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear dark ruby with a small soon fading head. Aromas of roasted malts, fruits, spices and berries. Taste is bittersweet. High carbonation. Nice beer from Hansa.
TBone (15508) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 330ml (AIH53, from Vm Kirkenes)
Deep ruby color, decent beige head. Caramel aroma, light grassy hops. Medium-bodied. Sweetish caramel, toasted malts, some alcohol, low bitterness. Quite typical Scandinavian Xmas beer from macro. "ok"
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@AIH53 (from Vinmonopolet Kirkenes). Deep amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, wood and some mild bready notes. Flavour is caramel, some crisp floral and bready notes as well as mild herbal things. Wellbalanced and pleasant.
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep nutty color with a fine tan head that leaves a fine lacing on the glass. Mild aroma with caramel and mild fruity. Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Bready, nutty, mild roasted, caramel and mild fruity flavor. Decent ok traditional Norwegian Christmas bock.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]
djoeye (3070) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber-copper body, tall tan head, attempts to crocheted lacing.
Aroma; brown malts, diacetyl, earthy notes, raisins.
Taste; sweet dark malts, earthy notes, mild raisin juice, diacetyl hints, plum notes. Finishes sweet.
Feels normal, slighty sticky. Overall average norwegian bock, minus that diacetyl.
[33cl brown btl, abv6.5%, BB02OCT15, B@vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsø 4€ T@höme]
Holmen1 (4340) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet Straensenteret, hjemme: vakker brunlig rubinfarge med fint skum som varer. Behagelig karbonert. God smak av røstet malt, litt karamell, ristet brød, tørket frukt og noe nøtteaktig mot slutten. Nokså beskjeden aroma.
NORSAND (62) - - DEC 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(9 years old / Brewed 2005)
Wonderful medium dark, reddish brown, caramel colour.
Nose: Sweet Munich malt and caramel, Christmas cookies and yeast. Also hints of raisins, dried fruits (figs, dates).
Taste & palate: Initial lively, creamy carbonation which starts to fade while in the mouth. Medium to medium light body. Slight sweetness in the attack but drier in the mid- and aftertaste. Malt notes going all the way through the taste curve, some fruitiness in the middle as well but not very complex (but then these beers usually aren’t).
9 year old commersial "juleøl" which still is alive, if mature (usually they peak at 2-3 years, then start to fade).
Went well with slightly spicy, sweet & sour salmon.
Nisse666 (5786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wee bottle from Polet Hemsedal cons 2014-02-21 Göteborg
AR: melas, wee brown sugar
AP: dark mahogny, high frothy crème beige steady head
F: rich carbonation, melas, dry sugary, warming feeling, wee spicey, wee caramel