saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, - AUG 5, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Small head with hardly any duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, citrus, malt and hops. Bad beer!
djoeye (448) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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....
HeinzH (12) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Girlfriend brought this for me from Norway. Nice decent head, nothing special. Drinkable but would not buy this again, especially with Norwegian rates.
Vighals (408) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mørk brun med rødskjær, beige skum som forsvinner fort. Karamell og kandislukt. Søtlig smak, medium kullsyre. lite bitterhet.
Wischylini (64) - Sandvika, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Arve_Christian (2470) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from local Rema. Very dark brown color, good foam. Roasted aromas, malt, dried fruits- medium intensity. Medium body & complexity . Good balance. Enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mysan_brewing (56) - - DEC 27, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is not a christmas beer, flat taste. Colour and taste does not match. Almost like a pilzner, very dissappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
stClem (1) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
God juleøl med litt enkl smak. Passer godt til både kos og enkel mat. Kanskje litt tynn til julemiddagen.
TyggaBrown (339) - NORWAY - DEC 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bit thin, but nice aroma of caramel and belgian ale hops, which makes this in total an ok christmas meal beer.
alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
50 cl bottle at home. It is, as alot of people say, a caramely experience both in taste and sort of behind the metallic aroma, that is the best that can be said about it. It is bland, boring and nothing but a poor attempt to pimp a pilsner. It is insulting to beer lovers everywhere.
tfredvik (800) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, dark brown, copper-ish body with a bit small, frothy, light-brown head that very quickly reduces to a thin bubbly layer. Fair lacing. In the beginning I found the aroma rather pleasant, actually surprisingly pleasant, but after a while some unwelcome buttery notes started to become more and more dominating. As the bottle was nearing empty the butter was overwhelming, and I didn’t get much of the sweet dark fruits, spices, caramel and roasted notes that I got in the beginning. I also scented some sour milk, but that might as well be from my fingers, since I had put on labels on my homebrew using milk just before I had this beer… The taste is light to moderate sweet and the finish is light bitter. On the palate the beer feels a bit too thin and watery, but the carbonation is pleasantly soft. The flavours are rather faint, with the mandatory caramel, some vague dried dark fruits, and again these butter notes. They don’t manage to ruin the beer completely, I finished the bottle without any problems, but they are certainly very disturbing. When I bottled my very first batch of homebrew I did that after just one week in the fermenter, and that led to some serious diacetyl notes, quite similar to what I get in this beer. However, my beer nearly fixed itself after a couple of weeks of bottle conditioning, but I guess a filtered beer like this one aren’t able to do the same? So Gran…eh… Lade Gaard, either wait before bottling or leave some yeast in the bottle for first aid purposes, all right?
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Rema 1000 Sandvika]