larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
Medium yellowish beige head. Hazy deep amber body with
carbonation. Fruity spicy orangey aroma with dusty roasty
yoghurty cloves notes. Dry-sweet burnt oranges and cloves taste
with lavender and cinnamon notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft,
smooth mouthfeel. Dryish roasty bubblegum and spice aftertaste
with dusty cloves and dried fruit notes. Nice, drinkable, and
vivid, but some minus points for the bubblegum. (0.5l bottle,
wine monopoly, Triaden Lørenskog.) str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
This is my first xmas beer of the season. Always very exciting time of year beer-vice. The Ylir has a dark amber body and hardly any foam. Just a thin off white layer on top. Aroma of resin, nuts, butterscotch and coca cola(!). Sweet taste and a sirupy mouthfeel. Some spice, but I’m not totally convinced. Ok "julebrygg", not great. Palme (5022) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
0.5l bottle. This is a near-clear dark cola brown one, lots of small particles swirling around and a medium sized off-white top that’s leaving big lacings down the sides of the glass. On the nose I get a subtle woody-acidity mixed with bot a strong caramel dark sweetness and a nice spiciness with sweet gingerbread and allspice. There is also traces of chocolate and roasted malts with a swiff of smoke when it heats up a bit. Quite nice stuff. It has a nice thick oily mouthfeel with a average carbonation level. It’s a bit more straight forward in the taste. The ginger and sweet gingerbread dominates, sweetness backed up by a soft woody acidity before it ends in a Christmassy finish with traces of alcohol. It sets the mood definitely. Really enjoyable, and in my opinion much better than Ægirs earlier years Juleøl. This really made my day after a shitty day @ the job. 01.11.2012 gunnar (10083) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, light roast with some christmas spices and yeasty notes. Taste is light sweet, smooth and soft, decent spicy, not the best from Flåm in my book. Average-
Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark brown. Nice herbal aroma with notes of ginger, cardamom and yeast. Black pepper. Nice balance. Rich malty flavours with toffee and caramel mixed with a good dose of spices. Overall a very enjoyable Christmas ale.
Arve_Christian (5245) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner.
Dark amber color, good foam .
Lots of Christmas spices, some dried fruits- eucalyptus
Medium/ full body and complexity.
Some bitterness and light sourness- well balanced.
Very enjoyable espenra (1016) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
On tap at Håndverkerstuene. Red hue with a small creamy head. Aroma is laden with ginger, cinnamon and assorted spices. Subtle smokey notes are apparent after a while. Flavour is also spicy with ginger and cinnamon. Some smoke after a while, yet hidden behind the ginger. Some bread and yeast. Short aftertaste. Sigmund (8153) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Not sure if this really is a new recipe, or just a new name for the former Julebrygg (green label). Appears to me to be slightly softer and mellower than the Julebrygg, perhaps with more moderate spices, but difficult to say when I haven’t tasted them side by side. Anyway, Ylir is dark brown with a large off-white to beige head. Moderate but pleasant aroma of brown malts and Christmas spices, some caramel and possibly brown kandij sugar. The flavour is soft and well rounded, the Christmas spices are there, but not overdone. Notes of brown kandij sugar, but the beer is not too sweet. Moderate hops. A very drinkable and well made beer.. ABS (1142) - Stokke, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
Unclear brown. Hints of red. Beige, almost pillowy head. Spice and malt nose. Some alcohol. Aroma: malt, yeast, clove, ginger. A very good spice/herb beer actually. gunnfryd (15652) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle at Kristiansand Ølfestival. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, malt, yeast, ginger, cardamon, fruit, caramel. Flavour is spices, malt, yeast, ginger, cardamon, fruit, caramel. Full body. nice beer.