Palme (4824) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
0.5l bottle from Meny Oslo City. It clearly smells like a Christmas ale this. In the glass it has a deep dark brown colored, not black at all more murky-ish. It also has a big bright ideas lacing head. Really nice chocolaty aromas here, cocoa and mild vanilla-ish spices. Yeah, I kinda like it. Slightly acidic flavors. It’s mild oily in the mouth and it had a soft prickling carbonation level. Again, mild chocolate in the taste. Not overly spicy in any way but it has a mild cardamom hint. Yeah, moreish and quite good. I’ll be having this again someday. 23.05.2014 Beer5000 (6736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
500 ml bottle. A nice, clear amber body with a fine beige head. Aroma is malty with spices like cloves, anises and maybe some cinnamon? Not so easy to detect the type of spices, but it gives a nice impression of Christmas without being to overwhelming, I think that’s important with a beer at this low alcohol level. Flavor is mild caramel malt, moderate bitterness and the same spicy feeling that comes from the aroma. Medium to thin body and the aftertaste gives some kind of dry/powder feeling from the spices. A decent Christmas beer that are allowed to sell in Norwegian groceries. KnutAlbert (6792) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at Hr. Redaktør. Nice Christmas space aroma and flavour, cinnamon, cloves, glowing amber. Long spicy tail, too. Cunningham (8406) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
Arve_Christian (5218) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
Appearance: Deep brown color with a small beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate and Christmas spices.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and some bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: A bit sweet. Caramel malt and some roasted malt with a fine blend of Christmas spices.
Overall impression: Feels like a light edition of Nøgne Ø Underlig jul. Lovely norwegian grocery store Christmas ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien mineralvann in Moss, Norway. Enjoyed at Kosters highest point. 252 km away from Lindesnes.
Bottle arranged by Visionthing, thanks.
Black color,lot’s of light foam- intense carbonation.
Roasted aromas, licorice, chiristmas spices
Medium body and complexity .
Good bitterness & balance
larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Medium beige head. Slightly hazy dark brown body with light
carbonation. Raisiny biscuity cardamom aroma with herbal fruity
notes. Dry-sweet roasty raisiny cardamom taste with spicy herbal
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish roasty
raisiny cardamom aftertaste with caramelly fruity spicy notes.
Nice, drinkable, full of flavour. Very nice. Surprisingly
nice. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Oslo City.) k92488 (493) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Flaske 0.5. Lyst fint skum. Mørk farge og klar. Malt lukt og smak. Litt lite snak av jul. Helt grei Sigmund (7919) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2012
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.7%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Moderate off-white head. Distinct aroma of Christmas spices, some roasty notes too, hints of woodwork. Light bodied. Quite dry flavour, roasty notes, hints of spices, bitter hops in the finish and aftertaste.