BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2010, with raisins, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, spicy/malty and slightly bitter/sweet, balanced, cloudy, small head, nice Winter brew, yet expensive!
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Skansen, Båstad - after a dip in the sea.... Cloudy dark red/brown - small white head. Raisins, light roasted, nutty, dried fruits, licorice, sweetness, caramel, light soya notes, grassy, light wooden notes, ok bitterness, light citrus, light boozy notes. OK, but not that interesting.
Pinball (10765) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from ølbutikken
clear amber, smooth beige head.
very nice hoppy , dry malty and caramelly aroma. slightly spicy.
flavor is malty, caramelly,dry.. faint spices, the dryness and the hops play very well together, Very tasty dry malty beer. Hops go a long way towards handling the quite sweet malty flavor. alc. well hidden and matches the beer well.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber with white head. Sweet flavor, got a lot of raisins, caramel. Medium body.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice beer which matches the winter season great. Nice amber color with a white head. Spicy and a little raisin with a bit caramel. A good winter warmer, and I look forward to the winter holidays with this in my glass.
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish dry malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty dark fruit finish.
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the 1st CBC Sunday Tasting. Thanks to the Cad. Pours a gorgeous amber with a small, white head. Winter berry and spice aroma. Medium to big sweet flavor, just subtle raisins, bit of caramel. Some golden raisins. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, sweet berries, some light raisin notes, toasted sugar. Pretty sold beer this.
abstractbeer (237) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a golden dark brown beer, with a small head which dissolves into larger bubbles rather quickly. Very sweet aroma, fruity, smells like strawberry jam! The taste starts out with caramel and malty toffee, then hints of strawberries, finishes with raisins, some more strawberry hints and a kinda medicinal alcohol presence. The alcohol is pretty noticable overall, maybe a little too much so I’d say. I also get a bit of ash late in the aftertaste, which isn’t particularly pleasant. Nice balance. Smooth mouthfeel with low/soft carbonation. Overall it’s one of the better Norwegian winter warmer/christmas beers I’ve tried.
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Rune. Cheers my friend. Hazy brown russet colour with lasting creamy beige head. Very malty aroma with some raisins on the aroma. Middle of summer but hey never stopped me drinking a winter beer. It is a really malty beer. It does remind me of something like Youngs Winter Warmer when I first ever had it. I like it. Always liked winter warmers. Balanced and some hop bite on the finish. Really very good I thought. Tasty toffee and malt. Really enjoyable. Good hoppy bite on the finish. Wow, this is a good beer. Hmm, good winter warmer.
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, caramel, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carboantion is soft.