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Brewed by Grans Bryggeri
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Sandefjord, Norway

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (13483) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle. Small head with hardly any duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, citrus, malt and hops. Bad beer!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erohne (30) - NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
Litt lite aroma, men god. Søtlig smak, men ikke for mye. God fylde og generelt god smak. En god juleøl både til mat og kos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle shared by my father
Brown, tanned head. Smells of wet dog, caramel and spices. Moderate sweet, some toast and caramel, finished of with a moderate bitter tail with a quite unpleseant kick of metal. Not a good beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ERB92 (172) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Dried fruits and hint of hops in the aroma. Dark brown to black with a off white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a nice, enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlavMH (2) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Lett smakfullt kraftig juleøl... Har en lang god ettersmak , frodig Skum kremfarget ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (987) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
Fin duft av humle, rosin og krydder. FIn mørk kastanjebrun farge, neten sort. Tynt dekkende kremet skum. Dyp smak av malt, rosin, krydder og med noe sittende ettersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (474) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
DWG; Pours clear dark amber with creamy tan, lacing head. Roasted malt, dried fruits, caramell, chocolate aroma. Taste mirrors with medium body, light oily texture. Soft carbonation. Chocolate finish and Christmas surprice.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
djoeye (938) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
0.5L bottle, abv 4.7%, from a local Rema 1000. Beige head, dark brown body, few lacings. Caramellic scents of caramel malts, some chocolate malts. Tastes some sour-sweet caramel, water, and mixed chocolates. Ends with much the same. Seems unfinished. The brewery had time to serve a story about Lade Gaard from 995 AD, but not time to make an historically good beer....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeinzH (17) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Girlfriend brought this for me from Norway. Nice decent head, nothing special. Drinkable but would not buy this again, especially with Norwegian rates.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (777) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Mørk brun med rødskjær, beige skum som forsvinner fort. Karamell og kandislukt. Søtlig smak, medium kullsyre. lite bitterhet.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wischylini (108) - Grimstad, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Pours clear with the colour of black cherries and a big beige head that lasts for quite some time and leaves a nice lacing too. Aroma on the nose is mostly metallic and stale, like a pilsner, while the aromas on the tongue are more metallic taste and some caramel, and butter in the aftertaste. The taste is not as sweet as other dunkels, and it is in fact a bit tart. The body is much too thin, and leaves much to be desired from a dark beer with a big head; if I was blindfolded and someone told me this was a pilsener, or even worse, a pale lager, I would have believed them. Pairing this with heavy, greasy Christmas food would be a total disaster.


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