jaghana (6111) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 22, 2017 KongKalle (12) - Stavanger, - JAN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Without the extra fullness and balance more alcohol strong beers provides, it was to unbalanced for me. It still has a good Christmas feel, with some roasted malt, caramel, spice and a nice touch of Christmas baking. This is also one of the more full-bodied beers from Norwegian grocery stores, even if it does not give enough balance.
Can 33cl, an amber beer with good off white head. Nose is on toasted caramel and spices. Aroma is nice on caramel, toasted caramel, toasted malt and spices good body, pleasant beer, much better than expected. CH-303 (2268) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Appearance: Red-ish brown, clear. Ok amount of off-white head.daigoon (199) - - DEC 10, 2016
Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness.
Taste: More medium malt and caramel sweetness. Slight spices.
Bought: Joker (Skibotn), 500 ml can, NOK ?.??
Info: 27/12-2016, BB: 8/7-2017
0.5l can shared.
Brownish-red color with small white lacing plenty of lacing. Slightly spicy taste. AnG_BrgNor (767) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2016
Boks, 4,7%. Rødbrunt utseende med litt skum som varer en stund. Aromaen er caramel og lett krydder. Smaken er også caramel og krydder, men med malt og nøtter også. Helt grei butikkjuleøl... altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2/19/2009 4:58:47 AM In Oslo over the holidays. Ruby red body with medium head. Sweet and malty nose. Taste is also malty, with coffee, caramel and bitter notes. Short aftertaste. Warming.
metalspice (1002) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Klart rødbrunt med fint skum. Lukten domineres av målt med en del ufriske toner. Smaken er av korn og karamell med en fin bitterhet mot slutten. NORSAND (107) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
(From can. Presumably canned 8/2015 as BB date is 16.8.2016)
Nice dark amber colour. Off-white head subsiding within a minute or two.
Nose: Quite simple. Some malt, some hoppiness and some mustiness. After some airing it does become more malty, though.
Taste: Medium light body, a small touch of sweetness and a littlle bitterness. So in its on way kind of balanced but just with too little of everything. Medium to rich carbonation.
In the medium long aftertaste burnt malt and hoppy bitterness join forces to create a not so pleasant finish.
Would probably work somewhat better together with (not too rich) Norwegian Christmas dishes. As a lone drink, however: too bitter and thin for a Christmas beer. This tastes as the water diluted beer it probably is. Would have been interesting to taste it pre-dilution, although I still feer it wouldn’t have been completely balanced.
I’m sorry to have to rate a traditional (albeit diluted) product from my favourite Norwegian "commercial" brewery so low. But a man has to do what a man has to do. Let’s (desperately) hope it may gracely age into a nicer score around easter...... Nonshaugen (624) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2015
50 cl can, 2015 vintage. Dark reddish amber, two-finger off-white to tan head, crystal clear, low cabonation. Really a nice looking beer. Not much aroma. Dry and bitter mouthfeel, probably from the hops. It’s a weird one, this beer. It don’t smell much, and it don’t taste much. The only footprint is the dry, fizzy carbonated mouthfeel and a great look. Would probably benefit from beeing stored for a year or so. Wischylini (324) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 14, 2015
Appearance Pours a clear light amber, with a dense white head that leaves some lacing angel77 (3493) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2015
Aroma Butterscotch, malt, herbal notes, currants, dried fruits
Taste Sweet, a bit lacking in bitterness
Palate Regular "macro feel"; ie. light, sparkly, thin.
Botella 33 cl de hipercor Oviedo. Sin Lote. hasta 12-10-2001. (r176). Tomada en 2000. sin mucho que decir con 6.5 vol se bebe como nada.