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


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
From 33 cL bottle. Pours reddish/amber with a white head. Dry raisin and dry aroma. Very dry liqourice and alcohol flavour. Malty. Dry finish. That was really good, surprisingly :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
A red-brown beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel as well as hints of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of the alcohol as well as caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear, warm, orangey brown with a dense, beige head. Fantastic aroma of overripe fruit. Very full-bodied full of roasted, malty accents with lots of overripe fruit - almost port-like notes. The finish is dry. Excellent. 290607

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Bottled at RBESG 2005. Orange brown coloured with an off white head. Sweet spicy aroma with notes of bread and caramel. Sweet flavour of dried fruits and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is plum and malts. Flavour caramellish malts, alcohol and some grassy notes. All in a good balance. Sweet and warming brew. Slight roastiness also noteable. Nice Christmas seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21769) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
Bottled at RBESG. Clear dark brown. Sweet and caramelly with clean, hard mouthfeel and near full body. Sweet with notes of syrup and molasses. Low bitterness. Really solid and surprisingly well made for a Ringnes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2010
bottle at home ... copper brown ... big bubbly off white head ... sweet malty fruity ... hint of lageryness nose ... soft fruitys ... loads of blackcurrant ... little ovaltine .. no real burnt suger that i expect ... decent enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
33cl bottle from KnutAlbert, thanks very much Knut. Very very deep brown/red with thin tan head. Nice dark malt aroma, some soy sauce. Strong dark and rather good. Little bit of whiskyish malt. Hey, not subtle, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Bottled. (2005) Dark brown, almost black, with a decent, dense tan head. Somewhere in the process, they forgot to put in the aroma, thers just hints of roasted malt and hops. Sweet malt, hops, coffee and some hints of chocolate in aroma. Definately a warming beer, the alcohol is not dominant at all, and it leaves a roasted and bitter finish. Full bodied. This one is said to be brewed by Ringnes Arendal, and is definately Ringnes’ best beer. Pity the aroma is so light. I can’t let the aroma thing go. It should not be possible to make a beer of this kind, and leave it with almost no aroma? But of course, if you take a good sniff, the little aroma that’s in the beer is good. Rating: 5-4-8-4-16-3.7(051124)

Bottle. (2007) Poured with a clear, dark brown body, and a dense, beige head on top. A bit small head maybe, and certainly diminishig too quickly, but the beer looks nice. As last time, it is a bit weak on the aroma, but there’s a good dash of dried fruits, quite a lot roasted malt and hops, and some alcohol as well. Some chocolate and coffee too, but not much. I wonder if the aroma is more sweetish than earlier years, the aroma leads my thoughts to dark Belgian strong ales. The flavor is sweet as well, with dried fruits and sugar playing major parts. They are backed up by roasted malt giving some coffee flavors, a bitterness to balance it, and a pleasant touch of alcohol. Well, maybe not a touch, more a punch actually. It is quite warming and full-bodied. The finish is long, sweet, bitter and has a nice, warming alcohol burn. I think this years edition is sweeter and with more pronounced alcohol flavor than they have had the last two years, but it is certainly nice. Not the beer to enjoy with Christmas dinner, but it goes well on it’s own, for example as a night cap. Certainly the best beer from the "old" Norwegian breweries. (071126)

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