str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, - NOV 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber body with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and brown sugar. Watery texture but has a nice and malty aftertaste. Not bad.
Holmen1 (3735) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra eksplosiv boks, RB-samling på Vistnes: en ubehagelig aroma bredte seg rundt bordet, og vi fryktet det verste - beer gone bad? Vi går på uten frykt, og det viste seg å være fornuftig. En velbalansert og lettdrikkelig juleøl.
abemorsten (3290) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared can courtesy of Vidar. Deep clear orange body with a dense light brown small head. Tobacco and raisin on the nose, Light acidic, caramel and toasted notes. Medium bodied. Smoothish.
Holmen2 (1999) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet malty aroma with a hint of berries. Round and well-balanced taste. Slightly watery.
gunnar (6717) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared can at local tasting. Pours clear brown with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty, taste is sweet nutty malts, lingering caramel. Ok, beer
Beer5000 (5187) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml can as Arktisk Juleøl sampled in 2009. Clear amber body with a moderate sized, dense tan head. Aroma has malt, toast and caramel. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel and mild bitterness. Medium body and rather short malty aftertaste. Drinkable, bur frankly rather boring. Nothing really going on, just another characterless Vienna.
Arve_Christian (4012) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Backlog nov/dec 2010 as Mack Arktisk Juleøl.AMber color, some foam.
Light/medium body & complexity
Not to impressive
ClubGonzo (4814) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can, courtesy of Foffern - thanx man! :-) Clear dark coppery body, medium white head. Nose is caramel, raspberries and hints of wet cardboard. A bit of nasty and good at the same time. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel and even some hints of coffee. But wait: boiled veggies in the back? More of both worlds, and this schizophrenic beer seems to have been initiated with the best of intentions only to fall into the hands of an unscrupulous brewing assistant at the last moment. :-P All in all drinkable, but miles from good.
Foffern (1467) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at home. Golden red brown with a off-white frothy head which diminish fast. Not much aromas, but hints of some leather. More leather in the mouth with dried fruit and some oak. Thin and some slick mouthfeel. Actually more taste than expected. Not the worst christmas beer at this strenght.
RuneStumo (2441) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
04.11.2011. 0,5l Can. Meny Karmsundgata Haugesund. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of roasted malt and some dry bitterness. Very soft and smooth beer. Some sweetness. Caramel. Low on bitterness, it only leaves a dry mouthfeel at the end, with very little maltflavours.