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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Editor’s note: This edition brewed with Belgian yeast, in addition to other tweaks to the receipe.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henriaid (3) - - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle at home. Body is not so strong and taste is watery. Not so enjoyable.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3604) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Dark brown colour. Aroma is a bit strange. Almost a savoury, meaty background smell. The taste is more conventional with dark malts and a bitter treacley flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (449) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 9, 2015
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of chocolate, licorice and toffe... the taste is caramel and spicy with notes of dark fruits, chocolate, raisin and, a little bit, of toast... sweet and dry aftertaste...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (586) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, tan head Aroma: caramel, chocolate, liquorice, spice, Palate: medium body, average carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbertels (158) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Caramel and bread -- even some cinnamon -- for aroma. Dark, dark red and some haziness due to the yeast (as well as my impatience...). Medium bitter-sweet, hints of umami. Medium-bodied with a somewhat creamy texture. Very nice for a low-alco xmas beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asimeow (166) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
0,5l bottle, 2014. Black with tall caramel head. Stout style. Licorice and soot aroma. Heavy smoke flavour with licorice. Dark stout. Lacks seasonal spice to do as an xmas brew,but it’s not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aleksander9 (620) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
Hazy brown with nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and some figs. Thin palate. Aftertaste is dry, floral and a little nutty. Overall: Nice aroma and appearance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smmaaren (265) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
50 cl bottle from Rimi supermarket. Pours hazy copper with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, fruits and roasted coffee. Light bitter taste. Good beer. Not the typical Norwegian Christmas-style beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beertobealive (316) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 pours a beige head with light malted cereals aroma. dark ruby coloured body. taste of over-roasted barley, and much else. quite light and short. disappointing for this brewer. may be an issue with this batch.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (317) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.</br> Unclear orange, tan head. Malt, caramel, spice and yeast. Sweet with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tandembrauer (403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper to brown with thin tanned head. Weak aroma of roasted malt and spices. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee; dry beer with thin body and bitter finish.


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