OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle from Vinmonopolet. Low sand-colored head. Hazed, dark ruby colored body. Inviting Belgo-yeast on the nose, along with tones of English licorice and dried dark fruits. Also a scent of aniseed, fortunately not overdone. Spiced and light sweet malt flavor. Some burnt sugar, some light roast, and a hint of dried dark fruits. Bitterness for balancing. Medium full. Alcohol is well masked. Spiced malt finish. Not top end Belgian style dark strong, but solid and reliable.
Rune (7995) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
300ml, draught, guest ale at BrewPub København. Huge, off-white head that stays quite well. Near-clear, mahogany coloured body. Sweet dark malts and liquorice to the nose, hints of spices, too. Sweet chocolate malts in flavour sustained by candy sweetness, Yuletide spices and a touch of dried fruits like raisin. Gets way too sweet in the long run (Copenhagen, 13.11.2010).
Sigmund (5054) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, Christmas 2010, brew #379, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 8.0%. Ingredients include barley malts, wheat malts (6 different malts, the base malt grown in the brewery’s own field), cane sugar, Belgian ale yeast, aniseed, coriander and 2 American hops. Dark brown colour, slightly hazy, big and lasting beige head. Moderate aroma, notes of malts, caramel, anise and coriander. Full and rich mouthfeel. Malty flavour, medium+ sweetness, caramel, distinct notes of anise, subdued hops. I am not a fan of anise, but this beer is not too bad.
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark, near-murky brown body with a thick, creamy off-white head. Nose is original and somewhat strange: sweet licorice, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, hints of raisins, black currants and nougat. It’s kinda like mixing a fruity imp stout with a Belgian strong ale. The taste is more in the vicinity of Belgium, with some spiciness I can’t quite put my finger on; perhaps a bit of cardamom, clove or cinnamon. Or maybe anis. It could very well be anis. Something Xmasy, at least. A pretty nice holiday brew from Herslev.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7th May 2010. Copenhagen Beer Festival. Cloudy brown beer. Soft light palate. Sweet smooth milky malt. A little spice. Okay.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma is malt, spices, coriander, clove and staranis. Flavour is sweet caramel, staranis, coriander. Light bitter aftertaste.
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Esbjerg beerfestival. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, hop, malt, citrus. Flavour is dry, alcohol, hop, malt, candis sugar, citrus, caramel, orange. nice beer.
TEJA (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thinn light brown head. Mahogany-red color. The aroma is a strange mix of fruit shot and strong red wine with some spices. The taste is sweet with a low to medium bitterness with a medium to big body.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber coloured with a creamy off white head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, yeast and spice. Flavours of caramel, raisins, spice and malt. Very belgian and very tasty.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Esbjerg. Pours an amber beer with almost no head. The aroma is sweet. The flavor is sweet, caramel and staranis. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer above average.