zeke626 (454) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by akevitt. Pours a clear, orange-red body with tan foam head. Aroma of sweet sugary malts, dark fruit and maybe a hint of wine. Flavor is more of the same with a spiced cake flavor near the back of the palate. Light to medium bodied with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. This one was tasty and easy to drink.
berlinoise2go (672) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 2009: Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. BB 8.10.2010. Vinous aroma, caramel, malt, some hops. Medium-bodied, quite well-balanced. Reasonable aftertaste with a little bitterness. Rating: 12 (5-3-6-3).
2010: Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Vikersund. Clear reddish brown colour. Finger-thick head, no lacing. Fruity malty aroma with bread and cookies. OK balance. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit ’vague’ and lacking in body. Aftertaste has some sour/papery notes.
abemorsten (3292) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with tanned frothy head. Fair lacing. Floral, hoppy perfume, caramel, sweet dried fruit. Old wooden cupboard. Medium bodied with some prickling from the carbonation. Syrupy. Lots of malty sweetness and a long bitter sweet finish. Quite enjoyable although a bit too sweet.
Nordcore (1189) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 Cl bottle. Apperance; Dark brown, clear with a small head. Aroma; roasty malt and some spice. Flavour; heavy cloying sweetness at the end. This beer is best to heavy norwegian christmasdinner, Ribbe and salted and dried rib of mutton.
This is the beer I allways drink christmas evening, served with aquavit(Gilde Juleakevitt 2008), then you are in Heaven!
RuneStumo (2451) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 16.01.2008, 0,33l Bottle. The colour is black/dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt and sweet. Body is medium. some bitterness. average.
15.12.2012. 0,33l Bottle Vinmonpolet Haugesund, BB 20.09.2012. There is a very nice malty flavour to this beer. Its also rich. Its sweet and bitter at the same time. Its also strong with a kind of sharp dry bitterness. Very good.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Brown reddish color, nice beige head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malty and dried fruit, like most Norwegian juleøl.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby brown, nice firm off-white head. Slightly roasted, mild butterscotch nose. Little herbal, a bit port vinous. Buttery, sweet vinous, alcoholic flavor. Berry wine and roasted malts. Medium bodied, strongly carbonated palate. Quite warming, but a bit unrefined.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle 330ml 1,99€ from Alko Arkadia
EXP 04 Okt 08 light brown transparent. sweetness kick first then dark roasted malts and dried fruits dash of hops. No remarkable aftertaste. Bit boring.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a small head.
Tiny carbonation with a refreshing bite, malts, bread and caramel. Maybe abit lacking on the taste and alchocol comes off abit too strong.
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 2006 edition:
Appearance: Golden dark brown. Little head. Hint of red.
Aroma: Pretty malty and fruity. Oaky. Coffee.
Taste: Dark fruit and malt. Bitterish, but not too much.
Info: 330ml bottle, 21/12-2006
Appearance: Dark redish brown. Nice amount of head, shortlived.
Aroma: Dark fruit, some malt. Burnt caramel?
Taste: Burnt caramel, malt and dark fruit. Smooth.
Info: 330ml bottle, 25/12-2007
Appearance: Dark, redish brown. Lots of light tan head.
Aroma: Good malt, some fruit.
Taste: More malt, some spices. Slight alcohol. Good.
Info: 330ml bottle, 23/12-2012