OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap @Schouskjelleren. Low white head. Hazy golden boden body with an orangey hue. Perfumed spice aroma along with a whiff of sweetish wheet malts. Spiced up flavor. Some lemony fruit tones, a sourish-sweet, light malt base, and hint of yeast. Lively in the mouth. Sharp spicy lemon-fruity ending. [28.11.12]
RuneStumo (2240) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
21.11.2012. On tap at Schouskjelleren brygghus. Golden yellow colour with white head. Wheaty aroma with lots of floral and spicy hops. Strong nots of both citrus and coriander. There is really a lots of flavours here. Yeast, citrus and different spices. This beer is more like a spicy Belgian blonde, than a christmas beer. But I love it!
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has improved vastly with a few extra weeks in the tank.
Gazy gold, pearly carbonation.
Soft wheat base. Shte spices have blended in, but one can still detect white pepper and citrus. Belgian yeast, saison-like tones, a bit funky.
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium white head. Hazy opaque pale yellow body. Yeasty spicy coriander aroma with paradise seeds notes. Dry-sweetish coriander, lavendel and fruit taste with floral yeasty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry-bitter floral yeasty lavender aftertaste with strong coriander and citrus notes. It’s not bad, but too sharply spicy and too yeasty. (0.25l draft at brewpub.)
Cunningham (4881) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep yellow colour with a fine off white head. Fresh spicy and balanced sweet wheat aroma. Moderate sweetness and a medium body. A nice spicy and mild round wheat flavour with some fruity notes. More christmasbeer like this please!
[On tap at Schouskjelleren in Oslo, Norway]
visionthing (2963) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Hazy golden with a small, bubbely, white head. Lightly wheaty, fruity and spicy aroma with a hint of citrus. Spices are dominating the flavour and I have difficulties to tell what kind of spices there is. After a while the anise becomes quite obvious to me, the others are hard to tell apart, but they give some Christmas associations. Medlium body with a fairly soft carbonation. A bit new and strange at the same time as it is a bit familiar too. Reminds me slighlty of some candy, cough syrup or some liqueur. Hmmm, maybe "the King of Denmark" candy!? or Pernod? - probably because of the anise. Nice and quite different Christmas beer. Well integrated alchol and a certain freshness with citrus, fruits and spices, not just caramel water with alcohol.