Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber of color with a small white head. An aroma of malt, citrus, spice and sweets. A flavor of bread, caramel, spice and grainy.
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some samples from a 0.75l bottle @ Kai-Sindre’s (InBreak) wedding. This one pours a deep almost murky brown body with a lasting light tanned creamy head. Aroma has lots of dry cocoa, some chocolate malts and it’s lightly sweet. Really nice actually. Lively carbonation, it has a thin and somewhat watery mouthfeel and it’s quite light-bodied. Flavors are also dominated by that dry chocolate/cocoa found in the aroma, light yeast and it ends with some nice mild nutty flavors. Dry and kinda lasting aftertaste. Yeah, I quite liked this one, although it’s not your "standard" Christmas ale. Did suffer a bit on the palate because of only the ABV 4.7%, so I’m really looking forward to trying it’s big brother!
abemorsten (2492) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of gunnar. Murky amber with a light brown creamy head. Yeast, grass, chocolate and roasted notes on the nose. Acidic, bitter, sweet and roasted flavors. Medium body. Dry. Medium carbonation.
visionthing (2400) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours caramel brown to amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma with fruity and mildly bready and roasty notes, moderate caramel. Medium sweet with mild roasty flavours and a nice bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink and quite flavourful. One of the nicest shop strenght Christmas beers in Norway in my opinion.
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
25.12.2011. 0,75l Bottle. vinmonopolet.no. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Big boubbles. Aroma is malty and there is a faint smell of yeast and sweetness. Malty with flavours of malt sweetness. Notes of whiskey. Earthy flavours. Moderate to low on hops. Short aftertaste with more malt than hops.
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske (bb.18.12.12), hos Arve en riktig hyggelig lørdag i februar: kort gardinskum og brunlignravfarge. Denne har nok tapt seg litt i året som er gått. Ufrisk humlebitterhet, assosiasjon til tobakk og lite av maltkroppen er tilbake. Stritter imot på veien ned. Preges av å være en smule tilårskommen. Må prøve en fersk neste jul.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle at home - bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Brygg nr. 42. Brown, mahogny color. Big, foamy, beige color. The beer comes out of the bottle some seconds after opening. Aroma is caramel malt, fruit, some spices. Flavor is more than medium sweet, low bitterness, some fruit and roasted malt. Fine carbonation and fine balance.
Furseth (1930) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75Cl Bottle: Dark clear red colour, with a creamy head. Aroma is dominated of fruits,citrus, mixed with coffee, dark choclateand orange!(?) Some caramellynes, and citrus, and bitter hops in the end. Flavor is almost the same here, mouth feeling is dominated of dark choclate(bitter) and coffee, heavy roasted, balnced with fruits and citrus. Weel doone!!
daje (1858) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear red color, small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and spice, taste of roast, licorice and spices. Low hop bitterness.
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle enjoyed and shared at christmas eve
Deep red murky, big tanned head. Smells of malts, yeast and caramel. Taste is quite malty with a nice sweetness, also some grain. Quite dry on the palate. Finish has nice tones of bitterness from both hops and malts