Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Dyp klar amber farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt og krydder. Smak av malt og krydder. Vaaland. JorisPPattyn (10139) - BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
B.C."H." over foxy ruby head. Very inconspicuous nose, bit of malts, and strangely enough, a bit mouldy. Bitterish, leafy, and faintly hoppy flavour. Some malts especially retronasal, with a faint dark bready implementation, and reminiscent of horsechestnut aroma. Light, light body, watery. It’s too shy, too withheld, too... British? And - a Christmas special ale at 4.7% ABV PUH-lease! How about 14.7%? IPAgutten79 (962) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Rødbrun med lavt skum. Malt og noe fruktig i aromaen. I smaken er det malt og noe karamell. Tynn konsistens. Mildt bitter. BlackHaddock (8095) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Not even going to look at my review of the original, stronger Rosey Nosey: this is a new beer. 500ml bottle: BBD 31 Jan 15, poured into a batemans badged UK pint sleeve at home on 15 Nov 14 during my Pre-Christmas christmas tasting evening: shared with no one! Chestnut body, clear and clean looking, large uneven white pillow for a head. Biscuity malts with molasses in their centre, with a rich fruit cake on top in both the nose and taste. Not really Christmassy in that there seems to be no spice or wintery quirkiness, just a good solid ’sit by the open fire’ sort of feel to the brew. Thought this was fine: not happy with Batemans for dropping the ABV of their XXXB, but can not complain about this beer. Not as good as I remember the original, but more than OK. Holmen1 (6754) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
Fra flaske på Cardinal, DSJT nov-14: klar, rødlig kobberfarge med kort skum. Aroma og smak av tørkede bær og malt. Lett bitterhet og litt karramellsødme gjør den lett å svelge unna, men uten varig inntrykk.
Sigmund (8109) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2014
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. This new 4.7% version makes Rosey Nosey available (unlike the former stronger version) for the first time in Norwegian grocery stores. Beautiful clear copper colour, moderate to low head, slightly off-white. Aroma of malts, toffee and dust, a hint of red fruits. Refreshing zesty flavour, fruity notes with some toffee and caramel, but not sweet. Decent bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoyable. A good starter beer for a Christmas beer tasting, before you attack the stronger (Vinmonopolet strength) Norwegian and Belgian stuff. berkshirejohn (6825) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
50c bottle from Morrisons, Bracknell. Pale chestnut with a frothy cream head that fades quickly; caramel aroma; soft caramel malt taste; and a toastty finish after the slightest hint of hops. Nothing Christmasy going on here, move along please. gunnar (9984) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2014
From bottle at Cardinal, DSJT 2014. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is rather neutral. Taste is moderate sweet, dark fruits with a weak dry herbal finish.
Holmen2 (4394) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
From bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 09.11.14. Clear, medium dark amber. Beige head. Sweet malts, and hint of herbs, in aroma. More herbs in taste. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
500ml bottle, from Dutch’s. ABV is labeled 4.7%. Clear reddish brown color, sort of amber. Thin khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. The bottle says "complements any turkey!", so I’m pairing it with the turkey sandwich that I eat every day. And damn yeah, I can see how this works. The flavor is like cranberry sauce, in a natural english malty way. Kind of biscuity and rich, but not sweet at the moment -- a good moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Nice mildly earthy hop there to balance things out. Light to medium body, slightly slick. Very smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Very easy-drinking, kind of refreshing. Great biscuity malt and fruity aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one. Much better than expected. Fantastic to wash my sandwich down with.