yngwie (11749) - 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
gunnfryd (9293) - 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.
KnutAlbert (5544) - 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.
Meilby (5518) - 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.
Geokkjer (4991) - 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.
Sigmund (4499) - 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.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 L bottle purchased @Varnaveien Mineralvann, Moss. A slow gusher, leaving a massive lightly tanned head, atop a translucent deep ruby brown body. Weak but clean aroma of cocoa and milk chocolate. Dry cocoa-accented malt flavor. Some pretty nice milky/yoghurty tones. Mild peppery bitterness. Light to medium full. Sparkling choco-malty finish. A good one.
gunnar (4291) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark amber with a small tanned head. Aroma of caramel, christmas spices and some concentrades. Taste is dark caramel, light and watery mouthfeel before it ends with a sour metallic aftertaste.
Beer4000 (4096) - 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.
Cunningham (3655) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Deep brown color with a small beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate and Christmas spices.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and some bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: A bit sweet. Caramel malt and some roasted malt with a fine blend of Christmas spices.
Overall impression: Feels like a light edition of Nĝgne Ĝ Underlig jul. Lovely norwegian grocery store Christmas ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien mineralvann in Moss, Norway. Enjoyed at Kosters highest point. 252 km away from Lindesnes.