HenrikSoegaard (14760) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter very spicey flavor. Too much ginger. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. Palme (4902) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2016
0.33l bottle. Yeah, it’s a spiced up one for sure this! Lots of allspice and cloves. Quite powering and mighty actually. There’s also traces of cocoa, chocolate and orange zest. Smells quite nice, but A LOT! In the glass it’s deep dark ruby colored and it has a small quickly sidesticking and quite lacing beige head in the top. Tastes a little like Christmas decoration also. So spiced up on the cloves and allspice. It has a thick almost syrupy texture in the mouth and it’s prickling on the carbonation. Really nutty and a little yeasty also perhaps. Something that reminds me of mushrooms toward the finish. A little too much perhaps, but a year or two in the cellar and I’m sure this will smooth itself out nicely and become even better. 03.01.2016 Beer5000 (6865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear reddish amber body with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is quite spicy with star anises, cinnamon, cloves and caramel malt. Flavor is pretty well balanced as a Christmas spicy beer with the same flavors as aroma. Medium body and average aftertaste with the same spices here as well. Nothing new really within the style, we have sampled the same many times before, but still well made. EHSRanders (2104) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet flavor. Creamy palate. Geokkjer (7673) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of star anise, pepper, caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some cinnamon, star anise, cloves and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2016
Biggish brown head. Deep reddish brown body with lots of tiny
particles. Fruity menthol aroma with lacquer and herb notes.
Sweetish spicy cloves and lacquer taste with fruity menthol notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly mealy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity herbal
aftertaste, quite intense, with menthol, cloves, lavender and much
more. Powerful flavour, but complex and harmonic. Close to being over
the top, and comes right up to the brink without going over.
Interesting. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.) yngwie (17356) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle, at Ølfestivalen, Nærbø. A clear, copper colored beer with a small, off-white to beige head. Very spiced aroma, with star anise, cardamom and caramel maltyness. Caramel and some dried fruits in the back of the flavor, with lots of star anise and cardamom up front. Some bitterness too, it’s semi-dry, medium bodied and nicely carbonated, ending in a caramel and spices finish. A decent one indeed, although I find it a bit heavy on the spices. Better let it mellow for some months I think. 151017 Rune (14039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
330ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Rosewood body under a fawn-coloured head with plenty of small bubbles. Clingy lacing. Prominent ginger aroma and little else. The Yuletide spices, ginger and cardamom, are present but rather subdued in the taste profile. Moments of roasted malts and star anise with a backdrop of citrus shells towards the ending. Just alright without greater excitements (26.12.2015). gunnfryd (15646) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
nærbø Ølfestival 2015. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, spices, cloves, ginger, cinnamon. Spicy OK beer. Finn (8535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2015
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Mørkebrun. Veldig høyt luftig skum med litt farge. Skummet varer lenge. Litt filigranser. Veldig kraftig krydderaroma. Nesten litt lakris. Smaken blir mye krydder. På grensen til hostesaft. Lett tørr ettersmak. Mye krydder - men lite annet.