Rune (8584) - Tromsø, - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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).
Florya (425) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, tan head Aroma: caramel, chocolate, liquorice, spice, Palate: medium body, average carbonation
bbertels (136) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
asimeow (137) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
aleksander9 (556) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
smmaaren (242) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Beertobealive (304) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Frode (308) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl.</br>
Unclear orange, tan head. Malt, caramel, spice and yeast. Sweet with a dry finish.
tandembrauer (348) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ERB92 (417) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nuts, coffee, licorice, roasted malts and hints of some berries and spices in the aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a bit to thin, but fair enough.
Simonsen (750) - NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske fra rimi siggerud. Mørk uklar farge. Mykt karbonert med hvit skumtopp. Smaker mørkbrent malt,furunål nøtter, noe kaffe, mørk frukt og hint av lakris. Ganske god men ikke helt hva jeg forbinder med juleøl