NosirIwont (2161) - Aalborg Vestby, - DEC 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. 7.0%. Best before 06.05.13. As ’Baldersbrønde Nordsjællands Jul’. Pours a clear dark amber/brown with a diminishing khaki head. No lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet with a tart twist and a fruity note, giving it a sort of yoghurt feel ...peach melba flavour, I believe. Light malt in the background. As it warms, the yoghurt-thing settles a bit down, and the fruity note approaches raisin, but doesn’t quite get there, while the malt gains a bit more influence. Flavour is dusty and malty, sweet and with some (dark) fruit notes. Light spicy notes as it warms; cloves and a touch of citrus. Tart and mildly bitter finish with a lingering grainy note. Overall a rather boring beer, and a bit unbalanced. 04.12.12.
Sigmund (5836) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
400 ml bottle, as Nørrebros Julebryg Økologisk, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. BB date 15.04.2014. ABV is 7.0%. Deep reddish brown colour, moderate beige head. Strong aroma of Christmas spices, also malts, stale cola and caramel. Malty flavour with some sweetness, but not too much. Plenty of Christmas spices, but still fairly well balanced. Very moderate hops. Nice enough to drink.
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 40 cl.
Deep amber, off-white head. Malty caramel and spice. Sweet, light bitter and spiced.
BeerViking (3335) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, only two years past its best-before... Pours a deep red-brown with a fast-settling head and a spiced musty nose. Taste is old ale, old wine, mulling spices, touches of caramel and blackcurrant, lightly bitter and spiced finish. Odd.
FraekkeFyr87 (185) - - JAN 8, 2015
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
The aroma is full of spices. Smells a lot of Christmas. The color is red/caramel. The taste is full of spices and oranges. The finish is light and almost doesn’t existence. Not a fan at all.
Rune (9504) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
400ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Near clear amber coloured body. Off-white head reduced to a remaining layer. Not much lace. Mid-sweet aromas of brown malts, nuts, and prunes together with a smooth spicy touch. Comprehensive taste profile of jammy fruits with a touch of ripe banana joined by clove and dark malts. Mild fruity bitterness to the finish keeping some of all the sweetness at bay. Fine bodied. Decent sipper qualities on the night before Christmas (Tromsø 23.12.2014).
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lukt: Duft av frukter, oster/gjær og noe karamell.
Utseende: Klar gyllen nøttebrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynn hinne skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av frukter, noe ost, gjær og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Straensenteret, Stavanger, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@400ml, ABV@%
Kommentar: Noe uvanlig duft, men smaker godt.
Gorm (1834) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar mørk brun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, ftukt, gjær og krydder. Smak av malt, karamell, ftukt, gjær og krydder. Bittersøt maltavslutning.
Cunningham (5925) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Clear nutty color with a fine tan white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, malty, some spices and some yeast.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Bready, mild fruity, some yeast and some spices.
Overall impression: A bit to sweet, otherwise an ok ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ source
glamster (24) - - DEC 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is rather special, a lot of spices dominates both the aroma and taste. Looks delicious in a glass, with its red color. It’s a tad watery, otherwise an okay beer, and definitely one to try out if you’re into something different.
StoutHead (888) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 Bottle. Pours a cloudy red color with a large off-white foamy head. Aroma of malt, fruits and spices. Taste is prety much like the aroma - malt, fruits, yeast and more spices than you can shake a stick at. Sweet with a watery and slightly bitter finish. Body and carbonation is average. And so is the beer. It’s not too bad but it’s not one I’ll buy again.