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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Et sammarbeidsbrygg mellom Ringnes og Brooklyn Brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44101) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, keller, sugary, malt, swet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, sugary, bitter tea. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130216]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Spiced, herbal, alcohol and toasted malty. Bitter and dry malty. Rough bitter hops profile, alcohol and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of gunnfryd. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Sweet toffeeish aroma. Rich body, lowish carbonation, heavy burned caramel and then some unusully (for the style) bitter late hops. 160213

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17538) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and grainy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 160213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16771) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16506) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle, 2012 vintage. It pours a clear, deep copper colored body and a dense, finger-thick off-white head. Lacings occur. The aroma is rich, but not as dark as the Julebokk its recipe is based upon. Itís more on the dried fruits side than the roasted, burnt caramel side. Also, thereís quite a lot of heather honey going on, and a touch of alcohol. Not much alcohol actually, considering it weighs in at 10% ABV, but itís more evident in the flavor, especially in the end. In the far back thereís some citrusy hints, but Iíd expect more aroma and flavor from the coffee added. Strangely enough the Julebokk, brewed without coffee, tastes more of it than this beer. Itís quite sweet and warming on the palate, full-bodied and quite pleasantly carbonated, and finally in the finish I find something I donít like, a metallic touch. The flavor doesnít have as much heather as the aroma, but thereís sure honey going on. Itís quite bitter too, the hops play their part well even though the amount of bittering hops used doesnít seem to be very high. Toffee and prunes too. Towards the very end it sort of dries up, feeling less sweetish than the Julebokk, the amount of bittering hops used probably plays a significant part it seems. Well, overall this is most definitely a tasteful and pleasant beer, pity it seems to be a one-off, but we can certainly hope for more experiments from this Carlsberg subsidiary. By the way, the 4.0 score I give is with some doubt. In my opinion this beer isnít as good as Julebokk, but itís pretty close. 131031

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours clear amber with bubbles on top. Chewy malty, syrup, caramel , bread and toffee. Warmth from alcohol. A sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (15288) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread and nutty. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, nutty, hop, little bread, little chocolate with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, grain, alcohol, hop, caramel. Flavour is hop, alcohol, malt, honey, grain, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11120) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle, shared with friends during a tasting of Norwegian Christmas beers. Deep, dark amber coloured body. Tan-coloured head with a solid stand and that left spotty lacing to the glassware. Almond, herbs and fruity hops to the nose. Spiced fruity taste with apricot, plums, dark honey and almond. Bitter malt-fruity notes with warming alcohol to the ending. Oak dry mouthfeel.Well bodied. Maybe even better after a few years in the cellar (koseklassen, juleÝltesten, TromsÝ 30.11.2012).

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