hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2001
One blizzardy St. Pats in Boston, my friends and I got downtown too late to get into our favorite Guinnessing pubs and retreated to Julie’s place. She had bought this beer for the name and we dutifully, if a little sadly, quafed it, noting the spiciness. Not enough to replce a St. pats Stout, but rich enough to be there to soothe the disappointment. Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2001
I tried a the stronger version of this beer a little past its prime, but it was still a nice beer. Not really a bock or an Festbier but in that general catagory. Medium copper with a touch of simple sweet caramel and low hop character. igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
color is reddish/amber. head is initially quite large but thins out...lasting though. oak, malts, caramel and a touch of nutmeg was picked up by this nose. flavor is sweet with some woody notes as well. overall, surprisingly thin, but did have a decent aroma in my opinion. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Dark amber red color.Medium sized off white head,that lasted for some time.Malty,caramel aroma,very faint hops.Sweet caramel taste light malt and nicely sweet with a hard to detect amount of hops.The after taste is caramel and malty with a decent non in your face sweet side.This is a very nice brew and the price makes it even better. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Deep amber color, medium-high carbonation, and a heavy lacing beige head. Rich and sweet caramel malt and prominent diacetyl. Rather tasty. Initial smooth and velvety palate does become a little chalky after awhile. Seems like a fine example of the Vienna style overall. For a lager, this beer kicks aass.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2004
A dark crimson color, and a tiny, swiftly gone head are the visual hallmarks of this Norwegian holiday lager. Aroma is dark and hearty, but gives off no particular associations. I'll stretch out my nostrils and give it a try...toasty, nutty, dark fruits, maybe, and a subtle whiff of chocolate?
Good flavor, great palate, medium body, and long finish. Clean, smooth, and a little caramely toward the end. I'm never very moved by this style, and this version didn't make a convert out of me. Nice try, though.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Dark red/brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and
dried fruit. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel and cherries. WhiteAlePower (92) - Long Island, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2006
To me, this is what a Norwegian beer is. They don’t smack you in the face, but have well rounded, very satisfying flavours. Decent head, nice colour, excellent flavour. Bottle. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
Malt, caramel aroma, copper colour, with a small toffee head. Caramel, toffee and treacle flavours. Nicely bitter. Sweet, warming, light bodied, easy drinking. A really tasty beer. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Dark dirty brown color with a minimal head. Malty, nutty aroma. Not as sweet as I expected. Full-bodied in its flavor. A fairly dry-roasted aftertaste. I believe the GREEN bottle sat for awhile on the shelve. Don't know if this helped it any or not. It was still a pleasing beer.