Odland (137) - - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber with some a little head. Hints of fruits and toasted malts on the nose. Loads of dried/candied fruits and sweet malts with a lingering aftertaste. Some notes og belgian beer in there. An interesting take on a Norwegian Christmas beer.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber body, small offwhite head. Christmas spicy aroma with caramel and roast, toasted taste with earthy hops, ginger, caramel and licorice. Light bitterness, dry spiced finish. Quite decent, though I followed the advice on the back on the bottle and left a glass for Santa overnight, he didn’t touch it and after three days I poured it out and don’t believe in santa anymore :/
morri (153) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny tan head. Dark copper colored body, almost opaque. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits and yeast. Slightly sweet taste. Feels too watery and too sweet.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a finger thick mocha head. Aroma is quite yeasty with lots of herby stuff going on; here’s ginger, clove and Curaçao orange peel. Full body with medium carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and notes of coffee, as well as good yeasty notes all along in the back.
VictorSA (118) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dyp nÃ¸ttebrun med fin, farvet skum. Aroma av malt, kaffe, flÃ¸tekaramell, plomme og rosin. Flott frukt i munnen, lett sÃ¸dme og fin friskhet med ingefÃ¦r. Lett bitter, fin fylde og lengde. (Havnabakken, 20.12.13)
RickFifty (134) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red, golden brown color, light brown head. Ginger and anise nose as stated on the bottle, dried fruit, brown sugar. Spicy taste with notes of cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Liquorice is present as well. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation.
Caap86 (32) - Rognan, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fast head retention. I feel that this beer has too little cinnamon. They should have pushed the boundaries a little, or removed it totally.
IPAgutten79 (323) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Juleøltest: "Fantorangen" og "Hoppsi Deisi" kommenterte at denne hadde noe kommunistisk over seg, og jeg ser poenget deres. Ikke veldig julepreg på etikett i hvert fall. Ølen derimot er god, søtlig maltaroma. Samme i smaken, pluss tørket frukt. Fin behagelig ettersmak.
StilleStorm (405) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWG; Pours dark amber with fading off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramell, dried fruits and spice. Taste mirrors with a sweet, bitter, balanced finish.
ej (580) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light brown with a small tanned head that seems to dissapear rather quickly. Aroma is ripe plums with sweet candy and lightly toasted malts. Taste is mellow and sweet. Light fruityness but mostly malty with light caramel. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Notes from 2012)
Bottle from sola. Brownish color with beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, dried fruits, some roast. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, some hops, licorie and dried fruits.