Brewed by Ringnes Bryggeri (Carlsberg)
Style: Doppelbock
Oslo, Norway


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Et sammarbeidsbrygg mellom Ringnes og Brooklyn Brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear rusty orange body with a white film. Fruity caramel and toasted malts on the nose. Alcoholic, full bodied and syrupy. Caramel and toasted notes and a bitterness that leaves the tongue dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, mashout. Taste is moderate sweet, well balanced with hops,herbal and spicy, Ringnes is as close as i get to the devil, so this one is a hell of a drink. No pun intended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinals juleøltreff nov-12: brygget med simcoe, tørkede appelsinskall, colombiansk kaffe og norsk lynghonning. Så bra at Ringnes lar sine bryggere lage noe mer enn bare industripils til massekonsum. Balansert og interessant smak i bokkølstil, hvor de 10% er godt skjult. Denne prøver jeg gjerne igjen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber, with a small creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses and honey. Body is full, with soft carbonation. flavour is sweet with caramel malts and molasses, with notes of heather and herbs as well as burned sugar, coffee and a touch of alcohol. Finishes of with notes of burned malts and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abstractbeer (239) - NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Nice label. Wow! Innovation from Ringnes? It’s cool to see that they finally seem to realize that it’s worthwhile to do something other than boring lagers! Poured into a tulip glass from Brooklyn Brewery, it reveals itself as a clear, red-brown beer, with a pretty off-white head. The aroma is fruity, malty, with strong notes of strawberry jam. Rather full body with soft carbonation. The flavor is very malty, with notes of honey up front, then some citrus/orange peel/zest, and notes of coffee dominate the finish. There is also a nice (but not very strong) hop aroma lingering around, and it seems to play nicely along with the coffee flavors. Also some slightly off-putting metallic notes in the aftertaste. Also, an interesting hint/note of something almost like mint in the aftertaste. Tastewise I find it to be on the bitter side, almost too much so (at least for me - not big on bitterness), but the label says 45 IBUs, so I’m not surprised. But it’s also quite sweet, so that amount of bitterness is probably needed to balance it all out. Overall, pretty good! Really easy to drink despite the 10% abv.

Let’s hope Ringnes continues their newfound interest in innovation and collaboration! I’ll probably age a bottle or two for a while, to see what happens. 2012-11-13 7/4/5/4/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3887) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Sandaker. Pours clear copper/amber with an off-white head. Smells hoppier than expeced. Aroma of honey, hops, spices and malt. Quite sweet with a notable honey flavour and hints of alcohol. Gives me some associations to Polish strong beer (mocne), but more complex. Caramel, some spices and honey sweetness with a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Decent brew, but I’m still a bit disappointed. (2012-11-09)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
On bottle thanks Visionthing. Dark golden, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits Medium body & medium/ high complexity. Quite sweet- too sweet for me Ok beer, but not impressive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Pours deep amber red with a big frothy beige head; an impressive big head for a high abv beer. Smells of honey, malts, hints of orange peel and some hops. Taste is heavy sweet, alot of coffee and honey, also some dark and dried fruits in the back with a hint of butterscotch. Medium bitter, resins and some citrus zests. A quite interesting beer from Ringnes; raw flavors and aromas of malts, american hops, coffee and honey. A quite different road far away from the purity laws and european brewing traditions they usually hang on too at Gjelleråsen. I think this is the best i’ve tried from Ringnes, also better than the Julebokk. What bothers me with this beer is the recommandation on the bottle about putting it to storage. I guess there will be development on some elements but i’m afraid that the simcoe hops will fade off; and this is my favorite part of this beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.0%. Brewed with torrified orange peel, Simcoe hops, Norwegian heather honey and Colombian coffee. Reddish brown colour, moderate beige head. Sweetish malty aroma, just a hint of coffee and orange peel, the heather honey is more distinct, also notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavour is medium sweet with some initial fruity notes, distinct notes of caramel, heather honey and coffee. The Simcoe hops are well hidden in both aroma and flavour, though. An unusual beer, good but maybe not great - still big thanks to Ringnes for finally doing something off the beaten track, in cooperation with Garrett Oliver.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Very sweet and round malty smell. Pours a very nice redish brown(Christmas) colour, allmost no foam. Not very special taste, bitter taste instantaneously that lasts forever. At the same time quite sweet and round(malty). Not even a hint of honey and coffe imo. Fantastic mouthfeel, nice and quite viscous, but goes down easily. Good beer all over - looking foreward to a late and cold christmas night to enjoy this beer!

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