Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 35 cl bottle from .
Dark reddish color, ok foam.
Aromas of licorice, malt, vanilla
Medium body & complexity.
Sme immediate sweetness, also bitterness- well balanced .
FatPhil (9301) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (amsterdam, helsinki)
clovey spiicy aroma. smooth sweet body, ok carbonation. nice roast, but a bi sweet. Late finish had black tea, which was nice. too sweet for me, but no seeter than many christma brews. I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating biscuits...
Holmen1 (2378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra flaske på Cardinals juleøltreff nov-12: denne likte hverken Egil eller jeg. Det må være stjerneanisen som lager den ubehagelige smaken. Kanskje jeg kjøper et par flasker og lagerer de et års tid for å sjekke om den endrer seg like mye som vårt juleøl med stjerneanis gjorde.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33 bottle @ Melkebaren, Sandnes. Pours amber in color with a nice tan head. Rich aromas of ginger and star anise. There is also some funk from the belgian yeast. The same goes for the flavors. I really like the belgian funk in this beer, and I’m looking forward to see how the beer develops over time, maybe the strong ginger and anise will decrease some. All in all, this is my christmas beer for this year for sure. :-)
Earlier Rating: 12/2/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a low head with some lacing. Deep amber/brown in color. Aromas of dried dark fruits, some nuts and caramel. Tastes of some spices, fruits with a nice bitterness. Not so rich in body as I expected for this beer. A good beer, but lack some body/mouthfeel. Going to lager some bottles til next christmas...
Sigmund (5088) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Very dark ruby colour, moderate off-white head. Distinct spicy aroma and flavour, on a background of caramel malts. Notes of star anise / aniseed, and other Christmas spices. The sweetness seems just right. Moderate hops and liquorice in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/5/2011 Total Score: 2.7
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.8%. Copper to brown colour, large off-white head. Spicy aroma, notes of star anise, ginger and brown kandij sugar. A hint of vomit. Fairly light bodied for its strength. The flavour is rather sweet with notes of caramel, brown kandij sugar, anise and ginger. Too moderate hops. As I hate star anise in beer (if not used with the utmost moderation), this beer starts with a real handicap in my book. And if you use ginger, a slight ginger burn in the finish would be nice. But hey, Lervigs Jul is drinkable - just not Mike Murphy’s best.
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits. flavour is caramel, roasted malt, hop, coffee, dried fruits. Quite nice beer.
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].
Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, burnt caramel, caramelized malt. light alcohol, spicy notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Clear, deep reddish body with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild caramel, light roasted malt and dry fruit. Flavor is smooth caramel malt, moderate bitterness and dry fruit. Easy to drink, quite straight forward Christmas beer. Well made but not to exiting.
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish malty. Toasted, malty, fruity and light yeasty. Bitter, light citric and crisp hoppy flavoured.
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 6.8%. Good roasted aroma. Almost clear dark red brownc olour. Small off-white head. The flavour is nicely sweet, not too much. Caramelly sweetness, some brown sugar. Good spicy flavour as well, seems to come from hops and sugar rather than spices.