ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Clear reddish brown with a rich tan-coloured head. Sweet aroma of marzipan, nuts and dades. Sweet and malty flavour of cocoa-powder, marzipan and nuts with a sweet malty finish. Almost no bitterness.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks Rune! Clear dark ruby, small head. Aroma of roasty malt with some cherries underneath. With it’s restrained sweetness and rather slim mouthfeel it’s more drinkable than most traditional Norwegian christmas beers. Rather fruity with light caranelly malt and a touch of raisins. Low bitterness.
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep red copper with quite a big tan head. Caramel fruit aroma with berries in the lead. Quite fruity flavours as well, on the sweet side with lingering caramel and nuts, making for a drier finish. Still quite agreeable.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown color with a red tinge. Medium beige head. Initial aroma is fresh, fruity, followed by malt, red berreis and dark fruits. Dry to light sweet malt flavors. A bit thin mouthfeel. Slight sweet/sour finish. Decent but boring.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby red color and good foam Malty nose with metallic undertones. Sveet malty taste, but nontheless thin finish. Also metallic notes in the aftertaste. Quite average juleøl
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Red brown colour. Crystal clear. Average off-white, and creamy, but with quite a bit of larger bubbles. Light notes of münchenermalt. Pretty standard boring aroma. Gentle malts with a powdery texture. Soft mouthfeel, possibly because most of the carbonation was purged out when pouring.
larsga (6525) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium beige head over deep red body with carbonation. Very light licorice aroma. Taste is light licorice. Smooth mouthfeel. Some sweetness, but overall very little taste. (0.33l bottle.)
Furseth (2009) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red,brown, with a tan foam. Aroma of sweet maltyness and coffee. Nice full body, and nice long bitter finish.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled.Red brown colour with a beige head. Rosted and seet cararamel aroma. Light roasted caramel flavour. ok finish.
Rune (8929) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 On tap at Mack’s Ølhallen in Tromsø. Clear deep brown colour. Some beige foam. Malty nose. Sweet malty and caramel flavours. Satisfying aftertaste. Still as good as before xmas.
Rerated: 500ml at tap on Ølhallen. The 2006 etition has got a nice mahogany coloured body with a low-level, but lasting, off-white head. Medium aroma of burnt malt with hints of dark fruits. Well balanced flavour of dark, roasted caramel and some notes of grain. Warming alcohol remains in the background towards the ending. Moderate palate and a bit crispated. Same score as vintage 2005 (31.10.2006).