Cunningham (3685) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 On tap at brewery pub 09 des 2011. Amber colour with a small off white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. A solid malt background with a fresh hoppy flavour. Very fresh and good tasting beer, but not as dark as I would have expected from a christmas brew, I could drink this the whole year around :-)
Gr0ve (2082) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 2005 version: On tap. Clear brown with a red hue. Average head. Distinct hop aroma and a little malt aroma. Carbonation level is too high. Beer is unusually bitter, at least compared to last year’s rendition, which was very sweet, and a lot more bitter than your average Christmas beer. Notes of malts on the tongue with some caramelly sweetness in the distant background. I like this one quite a lot, but as I’ve mentioned before, the carbonation level is way too high. 7/4/7/4/14.
2006 version: Deep dark ruby red colour. Clear. Thick bubbly head at the edges, but creamy in the middle. Crisp, nutty. Suffers from being extremely cold as it has frozen characters. Sourish hoppy aroma. Old sigaretts. High carbonation level. Nutty münchenermalt flavours. Red berries. Gentle hoppiness balances the malts. Unfortunately the beer is way too thin and watery for a proper Christmas beer. And I don’t think it is just the fact that the beer is served way too cold. Metallic hops and somwhat powdery. Not really a nice Christmas beer. Too much fusel alcohols and fruity characters. Also a bit too thin and the hops are not right.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery 3/11-06.
Informationthe brewer gave me was that the alc % is 5,7 this year.
Colour: Deep amber red colour, flat head.
Aroma of hops,lots of malts,toffee.Nice nose.
Flavor is Toffee, a bit drynes, and dark chocolate. Nice medium hoppy ending.
RuneStumo (1887) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20.11.2008. 0,5l on tap at "Oslo Mikrobryggeri" which is a prewpub. I think this must be the 2008 edition. The colour is reddish-brown. Aroma is rich with fruitines. Very nice and well balanced beer.
Holmen1 (1725) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fat på bryggeripuben: godt at ikke alle juleøl er søte. Denne bitterheten kan fint skjære igjennom pinnekjøttfettet. Tynt filmskum, og karboneringen/munnfølelsen er også slank. Bitter og tørr avslutning. Tror denne versjonen kunne vært et ok helårsøl.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub, november 20th 2012. Dark amber body, thin white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt. Malty taste, with some coffee, moderate hopped. Plain but solid. Sweet caramel finish, small sour hints.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Overall I was really impressed with this beer. When I was drinking it I tried to pay more attention to the ingredients that could have possibly gone into it. I thought it tasted like a good ESB without knowing what style they were going for. Nose was spicy, slightly herbal and flowery. Poured with a slight haze too it, beautiful color though, and nice creamy head that stayed a little while. There was some slight yoghurt to the nose as well that I associate with british styles. Taste was very nice clover honey with that hop spice. Very well balanced. I think this is a brilliant jule øl compared to some of the other stuff I’ve sampled. I’ll have to keep this one in mind when I sample the stone nøgne Ø. but thats not till xmas.
garza (564) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - MAR 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty arioma with golden brown look. Refreshing and with good flavor, hops, yet a bit heavy. Medle term after taste. Good juleøl.
berlinoise2go (554) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikrobryggeriet, Oslo. 5.6% ABV. Reddish amber color. Distinct toffee/butterscotch aroma which made me a bit skeptical initially. Fizzy carbonation. Taste is dominated by toffee, red fruits, malt and hoppy bitterness (skepticism vanished). Nice bitterness in the finish. Well balanced, drinkable beer.
Aaron68 (411) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml on tap @ Oslo Mikrobryggeri, November 10,2012
Amber to copper in color.Aroma is hop and malt.Medium to little carbonation.Easy drinkable and a bit thin in taste.Finish is slightly bitter.