Palme (3948) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle from Meny Oslo City. It clearly smells like a Christmas ale this. In the glass it has a deep dark brown colored, not black at all more murky-ish. It also has a big bright ideas lacing head. Really nice chocolaty aromas here, cocoa and mild vanilla-ish spices. Yeah, I kinda like it. Slightly acidic flavors. It’s mild oily in the mouth and it had a soft prickling carbonation level. Again, mild chocolate in the taste. Not overly spicy in any way but it has a mild cardamom hint. Yeah, moreish and quite good. I’ll be having this again someday. 23.05.2014
Beer5000 (5824) - 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 that’s 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.
KnutAlbert (6651) - 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. Redaktør. Nice Christmas space aroma and flavour, cinnamon, cloves, glowing amber. Long spicy tail, too.
Cunningham (6777) - 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 Nøgne Ø 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.
Arve_Christian (4706) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle arranged by Visionthing, thanks.
Black color,lot’s of light foam- intense carbonation.
Roasted aromas, licorice, chiristmas spices
Medium body and complexity .
Good bitterness & balance
larsga (7222) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Slightly hazy dark brown body with light
carbonation. Raisiny biscuity cardamom aroma with herbal fruity
notes. Dry-sweet roasty raisiny cardamom taste with spicy herbal
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish roasty
raisiny cardamom aftertaste with caramelly fruity spicy notes.
Nice, drinkable, full of flavour. Very nice. Surprisingly
nice. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Oslo City.)
k92488 (388) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0.5. Lyst fint skum. Mørk farge og klar. Malt lukt og smak. Litt lite snak av jul. Helt grei
Sigmund (6542) - 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 (4804) - 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.
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from trade with gunnar - thank you :) The beer has got a deep, dirty brownish colour with an steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt and christmas spices. Taste of mild malt, ginger, christmas spices, nutmeg, liquer, wine and light cinnamon. Hints of ripe fruits like plums, but actually I guess it is more like an old and dried one. Drinkable and good.