tandembrauer (452) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Cardinal Den Store Juleøl Testen 2014. Pours hazy red-brown. Aroma of raisins, plums. Taste fruity-sour; surprisingly thin bodied.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some metallic notes, yeast, spices and berries. Flavor is sweet and sour with some malt, fruitiness, berries and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (14774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75cl. A cloudy dark amber beer with a dense, light beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma has an acidic touch, with dried fruits, and a touch of fresh fruits. The flavor is a bit too acidic, with a faint roasted touch. Prunes, some raisins, a little bitterness and some fruity sourness. Full body and a pleasant, soft carbonation. Long finish with fruityness, some prunes and a sour touch. Rather uninteresting this one, wonder if the acidity is intentional. 141213
Meilby (8669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and hint of sourness. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel, dried fruity and sourish finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Holmen2 (1589) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 09.11.14. Hazy dark orange. Beige head and lacing. Hints of overripe fruits and berries. Slightly sour. Flat. Sourness in aftertaste.
Rune (8929) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle, 8 % abv, from Vinmonopolet Bestillingsutvalget. Unclear dark brown coloured body. Dotted spots on the glassware. Tiny off-white head. Aromas of brown malts and honey, with a little tartness beneath. Malt-fruity flavours of plums, sweet berries, some Christmas spices, and brown malts. Dry, tart and sweet ending. So and so. It did not managed to create any Christmas feel in August (shared with Stefan, Elisabeth and Finn, session at Finns, Tromsø 07.08.2014).
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. 8/13/14. Exploded upon opening. Went nuts for about 7 minutes. Pours red-amber with a thin light-amber head. Aroma is fruity, earthy, oxidized, basement, musty, sweet. Taste is sweet, fruity, some leather, oxidation; finish is a sticky fruit jam. Mouth feel is oily with some grit. No lacing. Carbonation is low (after the initial eruption). Not sure if infected or just a bad batch; this is the second time this has happened with this beer though. Not good, sadly. Drain pour.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 750ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Fellesinnkjøp med Rune. Delt med ham, Snegurochka og TheCellarer på Nerstranda 7 Aug 14. Mørk amber. Uklar med tydelige partikler. Lavt filmskum. Beskjeden syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken er plommer og syrlige epler. Sikkert god til visse matretter. Veldig uklar siste kvelling.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 0.75l in The Great Juleøl Blindtest 2013. A really deep warm amber cloudy looking one with a small light sidesticking off-white head. Slightly acidic nose, some spicy hints, wet silo grass and yeast. Not extreme and not to pleasant either. Semi dry in the taste, soft to average on the bubbles with a mild oily mouthfeel. More soft acidic fruity hints. Yeast, dark caramel and ripe old fruits. Dark malts and a flour chalky dry finish with hints of dry cocoa in the background. A bit dull perhaps. Not something I feel any real need to try again. 23.11.2013
k92488 (333) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...