Brewed by Berentsens Brygghus
Style: Old Ale
Egersund, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Jule-Avec nytes gjerne alene eller som dessert l. Sdmen gjr at det ogs passer utmerket til ntter og smkaker og serveres gjerne i et stort Cognac glass. Serveringstemperatur ca 10 grader Celsius.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1764) - Bod, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Vintage 2011. Has a hazy black colour with a light beige medium head. Aroma of dried fruit and a good dose of roasted malt, along with coffee, oak and dark berries. Nice roast in the flavour as well with more coffee, dried fruit, rye bread and some licorice and barbeque sause. Feels like it has been aged in bourbon barrels. Has a slick and rich mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A nicely balanced ale with a good roasted touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours dark brown with a small tan head..... The aroma is yeasty, roasted malt, nuts and spices..... The flavor is caramel, roasted malts, spicy and dark fruity.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
This is actually close to perfect! The body, and the combination of bitterness and sweetness is fantastic! Tastes and smells of coffee, chewing gum, licorice, dark fruits and heavy christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (5385) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Flaske hjemme p 1.juledag: aldeles perfekt til ntter og trkede frukter og en runde gin rummy! Litt portvinsaktig bitterhet uten den sdme. Et glimrende nippel som gjr den mrkeste rstiden litt lysere. Flaske av 09-rgangen hos Arve, mars-13: en delikat aroma med bl.a. litt tranebr. En fantastisk rund, kompleks smak og laang ettersmak. Et strlende l, synd at Berentsen bare lager det til jul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1849) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Underneath a quite large, creamy and light brown head is a dark brown body. The head is long-lived and reduces to a fully lasting layer that laces the glass fairly well. Rather strong aroma with roasted notes, lots of coffee and a light yeasty touch. The taste is pretty standard for a christmas beer, i.e. moderate sweet and moderate bitter. The flavours on the other hand are beyond average, with roasted notes, coffee, chocolate and fruits in the back. The beer is full bodied with a lovely thick oily texture and it has a a marvelous vinous feel. The carbonation is soft. A really nice ale!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2012
33 cl bottle at home. This is a beautifully made Old Ale, with aromas and tastes reminiscent of imperial stouts I have tried in the past. Aroma makes me think of nuts and dried fruit, taste brings me even deeper into that territory. It promises to be a Christmas dessert in and of itself, and it delivers. Well played, Berentsen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anchr (18) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2012
A very robust beer with lots of complexity. Starting a bit cold, but probably too far from the 10C recommended, the bitterness stole a lot of attention from the malt and body of this beer, too much, I think. When warming up the whole range of aroma and taste came out. Some stinging mouthfeel that is not CO2 or alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
Pours a nearly black colour with a small brown head. Aroma are quite sour actually, with pina and some spices as the dominant smells. Flavour are mostly chocolate, but its very fresh, and has an impressive balance! Same with the aftertaste, a tiny touch of alcohol in the end, but thats just enjoyable. This beer impressed me a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Dark amber beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, roasted, caramel, raisins, creamy, figs, grapes, tobacco, some chocolate and licorice. Malty chocolate flavor, caramel, creamy, raisins, licorice, roasted, some warming alcohol, milky, figs, some piney hops. Nice and complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. Pours dark amber with a huge brown head. Smells abit sweet, abit nutty and roasted malt. Tastes sweet nutty malty, very creamy.

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