OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
0.5L bottle from Vinmonopolet. Low sand-colored head. Hazed, dark ruby colored body. Inviting Belgo-yeast on the nose, along with tones of English licorice and dried dark fruits. Also a scent of aniseed, fortunately not overdone. Spiced and light sweet malt flavor. Some burnt sugar, some light roast, and a hint of dried dark fruits. Bitterness for balancing. Medium full. Alcohol is well masked. Spiced malt finish. Not top end Belgian style dark strong, but solid and reliable. Rune (12743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2010
300ml, draught, guest ale at BrewPub København. Huge, off-white head that stays quite well. Near-clear, mahogany coloured body. Sweet dark malts and liquorice to the nose, hints of spices, too. Sweet chocolate malts in flavour sustained by candy sweetness, Yuletide spices and a touch of dried fruits like raisin. Gets way too sweet in the long run (Copenhagen, 13.11.2010). Sigmund (7464) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
500 ml bottle, Christmas 2010, brew #379, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 8.0%. Ingredients include barley malts, wheat malts (6 different malts, the base malt grown in the brewery’s own field), cane sugar, Belgian ale yeast, aniseed, coriander and 2 American hops. Dark brown colour, slightly hazy, big and lasting beige head. Moderate aroma, notes of malts, caramel, anise and coriander. Full and rich mouthfeel. Malty flavour, medium+ sweetness, caramel, distinct notes of anise, subdued hops. I am not a fan of anise, but this beer is not too bad. ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark, near-murky brown body with a thick, creamy off-white head. Nose is original and somewhat strange: sweet licorice, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, hints of raisins, black currants and nougat. It’s kinda like mixing a fruity imp stout with a Belgian strong ale. The taste is more in the vicinity of Belgium, with some spiciness I can’t quite put my finger on; perhaps a bit of cardamom, clove or cinnamon. Or maybe anis. It could very well be anis. Something Xmasy, at least. A pretty nice holiday brew from Herslev. madmitch76 (24791) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
7th May 2010. Copenhagen Beer Festival. Cloudy brown beer. Soft light palate. Sweet smooth milky malt. A little spice. Okay.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma is malt, spices, coriander, clove and staranis. Flavour is sweet caramel, staranis, coriander. Light bitter aftertaste. gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at Esbjerg beerfestival. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, hop, malt, citrus. Flavour is dry, alcohol, hop, malt, candis sugar, citrus, caramel, orange. nice beer. TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2010
Thinn light brown head. Mahogany-red color. The aroma is a strange mix of fruit shot and strong red wine with some spices. The taste is sweet with a low to medium bitterness with a medium to big body. Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber coloured with a creamy off white head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, yeast and spice. Flavours of caramel, raisins, spice and malt. Very belgian and very tasty. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Esbjerg. Pours an amber beer with almost no head. The aroma is sweet. The flavor is sweet, caramel and staranis. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer above average.