larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biggish offwhite head. Slightly hazy deep yellow amberish body with very light carbonation. Herbal, grassy toffee caramel aroma with buttery notes. Dry-sweet buttery herbal caramel taste with licorice notes. Aftertaste is much the same. Slightly muddy mouthfeel. Grassy taste lingers. Nothing in the taste is in any way reminiscent of Christmas, but it’s not bad, just very strange. (0.33l bottle from the wine monopoly.)
gunnfryd (9313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hay, malt. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, hay, caramel, hop. Ordinary beer.
EHSRanders (1731) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma with notes of fruit and alcohol. Sweet spicy flavor. bitter finish.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Dark amber colour. Clear. Small creamy white head. Minty and floral hops aroma. Hints of grainy malts. High carbonation with a sharp hop crispness. Strong lingering bitterness. Definitely sharp, but in the back there is a nice malty balance. The bitterness is a tad on the harsh side, so it could have used more malts. Overall the beer is OK, but it has potential.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. A plain golden beer with a coarse big-bubbled beige, mostely diminishing head. Sweet aroma of bread, malts, toffee, unrefined earthy hops and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet malts, a light resiny bitterness with notes of cardboard and rubber, alcohol and some spices. Soapy mouthfeel. Bitter-sweet finish. Quaffable, but quite simple and straightforward.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 33 cl bottle. Amber color. Big, white, disappering head. Sweet malt, hints of fruit and spice, bitter finish.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden with a brief, white head.
Sweet alco-aroma with some frutiness.
Way too much alco-falvour hiding everything else that might be there.
vonsolms (32) - Måløv, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not too Christmassy, except for the strength, which does not make up for the beer’s shortcomings. Unpleasant rubbery finish - reminiscent of car tyres. Pity advertising "organic" beer they could not do better.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Golden color, offwhite head. Sweet alcohol aroma. Malty, fruity flavor but with too much alcohol.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma like a spiced rice pudding. Dark gold. Lots of spices in an aromatic beer that feels a bit thin given its percentage. Cinnamon, nutmeg, a little warming. This would probably be good with rich Christmas food like pork dishes.