Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Served far too cold. This is a seasonal Yule/Christmas ale. Deep reddish brown colour, hazy. Pleasant malty aroma and flavour with caramel and spices. A bit too carbonated for my taste.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery in Oslo. Nice amber body with small head. Nose is malty, fruity and sweet. Taste is a nice Christmasy vienna style with sweet and malts throughout. Also quite hammy and Smoked-like. Quite light though after the imperial stout I just enjoyed.
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at the brewpub, 5 Nov 2009) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with dark fruit, caramel and spicy hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, citrus and earthy hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. The aromas are a bit closed in the nose, but come through better in the full-flavoured taste. Nice and well balanced beer.
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.
berlinoise2go (664) - 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.
gunnar (6346) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Dark malty aroma, toffee as well.Nice and balanced beer, not too sweet, but a good example of a Norwegian Christmas beer.
daje (2648) - 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.
Holmen1 (3409) - 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.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 Served ice cold; had to warm it manually. Medium offwhite head; deep, dark and faintly hazy body with carbonation. Sweetish licorice aroma with metallic, resiny hops. Taste is again resiny hops followed by roasty, burnt malts. Watery mouthfeel made chewy by the carbonation. Aftertaste is powdery, dry malts and bitterness. Acidic with notes of wild berries. This is OK, but not really a Christmas beer. Taste elements are OK, but the combination is not that great. (0.5l on tap.)
(Previous rating 2006-01-11: 6/4/6/3/15. Average, creamy off-white head over hazy red translucent body. Harmonic aroma of caramel malts and floral hops with pine notes. Sweet malty flavour quickly followed by a nice, dry aftertaste that’s malty, slightly sourish, and very hoppy. Very bitter for a Christmas beer. Hoppy, dry aftertaste lingers. Quite good, and quite interesting. (On tap @ OMB.))
Aaron68 (608) - 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.