Nordcore (1577) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2016 bergstaden (3096) - Røros, - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber / brown with a light brown head - Roasted malt aroma - Good malt body with some caramel and spicy licorice in the back - Long good malt finish With some hint of bitterness - This was nice
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown with a minimal lightbrown head. Aroma of dried fruits, bread and malt. Light bittersweet with a short malt END. bbertels (501) - NORWAY - NOV 6, 2016
On tap @ Bergen Ølfestival 2016 juleølsmaking. Dark brown, moderately carbonated, little head. Aroma is raisin, fruit, chocolate, some dry malt. Taste is rich and long-lasting. A perfect winter wamer! kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is nuts, toffee, chocolate, dried fruits, caramel. Black brown, clear, small beige head. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, taste is caramel, toffee, nuts, dark chocolate, dried red fruits, hints of citrus zest. Medium body, soft carbonation, hints of bitterness in long finish. Pretty nice winter warmer! varanid99 (1278) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2015
Reddish brown with a thin off white head. Dried fruit, caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar aromas. Taste is sweet, malty, raisins, cakey. Not at all bad omhper (25349) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Mahogany colour. Aniseed and caramel up front. Sweet with full. Licorice and syrup, some coffee. Sticky finish with some warmth.
TBone (17773) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Kirkenäs. Dark ruby color, small beige head. Malty, toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Bready, some alcohol, grassy hoppyness. Typical Skandinavian xmas beer. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottled. Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy, some mild alcohol as well as some sweet malts. Flavour is fruity, mild spicy, toffeeish as well as some sweet malts. Quite tasty. TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
Not so happy with the balance in this beer, but some of the tastes and the aroma is great. Too much sweetness and lack of freshness when it comes to balance, but the amount of spices and taste of yeast is great. BRW (2877) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Brown colour with tan head. Ginger, cinnamon, malt aroma. Sweet, ginger, cinnamon, caramel taste. Medium body. tfredvik (2008) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Clear, deep copper body with a creamy, beige, long-lived head that laces the glass. Malty, moderate aroma of caramel and fruits, and hints of orange and alcohol in the back. Strong flavour of dark dried fruits, generic fruits, caramel and faint spices. It doesn’t actually taste of orange, despite the citric elements of the aroma. It’s a full-bodied, oily, softly carbonated and very sweet brew with just a light bitterness, but it still feels rather crisp and not at all cloying. Could this be the works of the lager yeast? A good one.
[33 cl bottle (actually two of them), from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]