Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml on tap @ Flyfisher Pub,Oslo.November 17,2012.
Dark brown color.A bit sweet and malty aroma.Taste is sweet and a bit bitterness in the finish.Medium carbonation and foam.
smmaaren (407) - 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 (14785) - 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 (23708) - 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 (6059) - 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 (2759) - 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 (3926) - 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 (50) - - 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 (5431) - 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
aleksander9 (957) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Appearance is clear dark brown, with small tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is some caramel, plum and metal. The aroma is overall not very noticeable. Boring mouth feel with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is round, fruity, sweet, skunk and lasting metal finish. Overall: Its like the ringnes pilsener with some caramel malt.
Wischylini (211) - Grimstad, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear dark brown, small tan head that disappears quickly. The aromas are generally weak, and the good aromas are not as noticeable as the bad ones. The aromas I detected were malty, with dried fruits and raisins, pine, nuts and a hint of liquorice – There’s also aromas reminiscent of farts, metallic notes and rubber. The taste is very sweet, but not as sugary as the low strength variety. The palate is, like the low strength variety, sticky, syrupy and unpleasant. This beer is a step up from the low strength variety, but still not particularily good. Avoid this one.