Sigmund (4508) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.7%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Moderate off-white head. Distinct aroma of Christmas spices, some roasty notes too, hints of woodwork. Light bodied. Quite dry flavour, roasty notes, hints of spices, bitter hops in the finish and aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (5549) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Hr. Redaktĝr. Nice Christmas space aroma and flavour, cinnamon, cloves, glowing amber. Long spicy tail, too.
gunnfryd (9336) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, spices. Flavour is caramel, roasted malt, hop, spices. Medium body. OK beer.
ClubGonzo (3202) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, courtesy of Beer2000, transported by - and shared with - Hanne Frosta. Thanks people! :-) Deep brown body with a red hue, topped with a big white head. Nose is juniper, nutmeg and dark malts. Flavor is very similar, with lighter malt tones and some Christmas spices which are balanced enough to present themselves as hard to single out. A bit watery mouthfeel (which is to be expected due to the low ABV) kinda draws it down a bit, but nevertheless its a pretty decent Xmas beer.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
[Courtesy of Beer2000] Pours clear deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, licorice, clove and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a slightly dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. A nice, clear amber body with a fine beige head. Aroma is malty with spices like cloves, anises and maybe some cinnamon? Not so easy to detect the type of spices, but it gives a nice impression of Christmas without being to overwhelming, I think thats important with a beer at this low alcohol level. Flavor is mild caramel malt, moderate bitterness and the same spicy feeling that comes from the aroma. Medium to thin body and the aftertaste gives some kind of dry/powder feeling from the spices. A decent Christmas beer that are allowed to sell in Norwegian groceries.
yngwie (11751) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thx to Beer2000. It pours a clear, reddish brown body under a dense, diminishing, beige head. Theres a faint acidic note in the aroma, with a solid dose of cloves and some licorice. Anise instead maybe, hard to tell. The flavor is semi-sweet with some caramel and a lightly spiced touch, cloves mostly. Smooth on the palate, but a bit thin. Roasted, spiced finish. Well, not my first choice of Christmas beer, but an honest and decent beer anyway. Brave to go for a spiced one in this part of Norway. 120116
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of Beer 2000.Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of spices, licorice, caramel and malt.Flavor is sweet and malty with some milky notes, hay and caramel.Medium to thin body, dry finish, average carbonation.