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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Editor’s note: This edition brewed with Belgian yeast, in addition to other tweaks to the receipe.

Rune's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, - DEC 31, 2012
500ml bottle, brewed 03.04.2011, trade with Yngwie, via OleR, thanks. The first pour is clear golden brown in body colour, the last dark brown and muddy. Frothy, fawn-coloured head with a solid stand, leaving spotty lacework behind. Nutty malts and herbal hops to the nose, lightly roasted. Fruity hops mixed with caramel malts added by a touch of cinnamon. Nice, refreshing roasted bittersweet ending. Medium to thin bodied. Ok, but does not reach the standard of its two forerunners (31.12, last rating in 2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2733) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 07.12.15. 2013-edition. Brown. Pale brown head. Fine aroma, with dark malt, juniper and herbs. Similar taste, with decent aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Flaske 500ml fra Eurospar Langnes. Åpner med litt futt! Masse skum selv med forsiktig kvelling. 95% i glasset er skum i starten. Omdannes sakte. Dyp brun. Lite rødskjær. Skummet som betong. Kremaktig. Behagelig lett røstet maltaroma. Hint av kaffe. Smaken blir lit tynn - men bevares - her er det julestemning. Gjennomgående et lett røstet preg. Denne vil passe fint til det meste av julematen. Gjørmete siste kvelling med en del bunnfall igjen på flaska. Karboneringen er i meste laget. Skumdannelsen blir egentlig et problem. En må ha veldig god tid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (2267) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
Dark amber with large off wqhite head - Smoked malt aroma - Good malt body with some roasted notes and soms spice - Roasted malt and spice goes into the finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4781) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Park. Aroma rich malty, dried fruits, toffee, chocolate, caramel. Almost clear reddish amber colour. Moderately stable head. Taste goes in the same direction. Complex maltiness with suprisingly thick body. The low alcohol is not manifesting and makes it a worthy Christmas session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5168) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1080) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1619) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, tan head Aroma: caramel, chocolate, liquorice, spice, Palate: medium body, average carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbertels (330) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asimeow (257) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aleksander9 (1288) - 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.

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