Arve_Christian (4302) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 33 cl bottle, vintage 2009, abv 9.0.dark brown, almost black color- still good foam and carbonation. Good malty aromas, dried fruits , light roasted Aromas, coffee, licorice. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, ok bitterness- very well balanced- edges are rounded off with some years of storage. Very enjoyable
Nordcore (1219) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red wit a short offwhite head. hops malt and dark fruit. sweet taste with a malt caramel end.
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best Ringnes beer ever! Bitter and heavy - not so common from this brewery. Coffee and spicy christmas, but when the temperature increases, more taste and aroma of dark fruits appears.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ Teddys,Oslo,December 27, 2012
One of my Norwegian favorite macro beers.A christmas beer i have enjoyed and looking forward to the last 4-5 years during November and December.
Dark brown beer.Sweet and nice.A bit hidden alcohol.Medium carbonation.A beer i will buy and drink again for sure.
tommann (3106) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at 9.0%, cheers Cunningham. Pours a very dark, hazy brown with a small head. Aroma is burnt toffee and apple. Taste has lots of caramel with apple on the finish. Some burnt notes, also. Thick and chewy.
BillHick420 (452) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle broke when I opened it. Pours black with a tanned head. Aroma of licorice, dark caramel, some roasty coffee. Sweet taste, nice mouthfeel. For me, it’s a nice beer, but the aromas don’t combine as well.
Fin (8857) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle very kindly passed on by Rune & Finn, at Kernel Brewery November 2012. Cheers Rune & Finn. I decided to retire from rating back in October 2012, however will occasionally rate when people have been kind enough to pass on beer or if I just fancy it. Consumed Wednesday 5th December 2012 Great Doppelbock, full flavoured in mouth and with lots of burnt toffee and whilst quite sweet it isn’t cloying, in fact I really like the sweetness, I really like the beer. A touch sticky, it as a pleasant softness in the mouth, very indulgent, some chocolate and milky coffee also starting to combine. The flavours really, really last, dark sticky fruits and despite the strength the alcohol is very well hidden. A cracking Christmas beer, big thanks to Rune and Finn for this beer. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1
Bygers (1099) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a brown color. The aroma is bread with light burned caramel and some licorice. Taste of bread, licorice, pepper and burnt licorice.
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fellebag (1266) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Nice thin small bubbly light brown foam. Dark brown redly color. Aroma of fruits, flowers, bark and forest. Taste of drak bread, sugar and alcohol.
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Holmen1 (4123) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Flaske hjemme: deilig aroma av solbær/bjørnebær. Smaken har i tillegg mørk lakris og mørk sjokolade, kanskje litt brente mandler? Fint karbonert som gir en god munnfylde. Lang ettersmak. Meget bra, nesten helt i klasse med Aass Premium. Hvorfor lager ikke Ringnes dette fine og komplekse ølet hele året? Flaske kjøpt på Fagernes i påsken, drukket 19.april: selv om julen varer helt til påske, skulle ønske Ringnes julebokk varte hele året. Et førsteklasses koseøl. Opp fra 3.6 til 3.9.