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Brewed by Ringnes Bryggeri (Carlsberg)
Style: Doppelbock
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Et sammarbeidsbrygg mellom Ringnes og Brooklyn Brewery.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14146) - 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. It’s more on the dried fruits side than the roasted, burnt caramel side. Also, there’s 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 it’s more evident in the flavor, especially in the end. In the far back there’s some citrusy hints, but I’d expect more aroma and flavor from the coffee added. Strangely enough the Julebokk, brewed without coffee, tastes more of it than this beer. It’s quite sweet and warming on the palate, full-bodied and quite pleasantly carbonated, and finally in the finish I find something I don’t like, a metallic touch. The flavor doesn’t have as much heather as the aroma, but there’s sure honey going on. It’s quite bitter too, the hops play their part well even though the amount of bittering hops used doesn’t 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 isn’t as good as Julebokk, but it’s pretty close. 131031

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2156) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
330 ml bottle. Crystal clear dark copper colour. Small to medium off-white head. Heather honey aroma with herbal notes. Body is surprisingly light and the beer drinks well. Quite bitter and refreshing. Delicate flavours at first, but gets more complex as it warms up. Oranges, black pepper, coffee and spicy hops. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2099) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorSA (167) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
330 ml. Mørk rødbrun med lysebrunt, middels tykt skum. Søtlig aroma av karamell, hasselnøtter, lakris. Ristet smak av malt med kaffe. Gresslig bitterhet er der. Tydelig fruktig alkohol. Spennende typeriktig. (Ila Brainnstasjon, 20.04.13)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (912) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2013
33cl bottle. Small white head. Very dark red brown color. Quite calm carbonation. Aroma is cloves, orange peel, alcohol, brown sugar, prune and dark chocolate. Taste is more bitter. Hops, sugar, alcohol etc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
330ml Bottle (Thanks Cunningham) - Copper with a small head and a slight haze. Dried fruit, marzipan, spicy malt and a hint of leather in the aroma. Fruity, malty, warming and rich taste with fruitcake, leather, blackcurrant, marzipan and a long fruity and slightly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2012
Sampled @Juleølpremieren, Mathallen, Oslo. Brilliantly clear deep amber colored. A finger of slightly off-white foam on top. Clean smell. Rich malty, gently sweet, with subdued honey tones. Floral/grassy hops is noticable. Big malt body. Clean and inviting sweetness. Alcohol is well masked. Honey in the back. Fine balancing bitterness. Slick and oily in the mouth. More than medium full. This is a good beer. Well balanced, good drinkability. One of the better filtred/pasteurised I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, 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, juleøltesten, Tromsø 30.11.2012).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1726) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
God duft av appelsin og karamell. Lite skum. God fyldig karamell og appelsin smak. Desert øl.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (884) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
33cl bottle at The Dubliner. It poured a dark amber colour with a medium big white head. Aroma is sweet and laden with malts, caramel, hazelnuts and aomw hints of honey. Flavour is also sweet, but balanced. Alcohol is very subtle. Notes of caramel, malts, nuts and chocolate. Some fruits. Medium long aftertaste. A very nice beer indeed and the 10% ABV is barely noticable. Kudos to Ringnes for doing this collaboration with Garreth Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery.


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