larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2015 Holmen1 (5867) - Stavanger, - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Cardinals juleølsmaking nov-12: aroma av malt og litt tørket frukt. Smaken er i den syrlige retningen og selv med en noe tynn ettersmak er det mye god smak for et øl i butikkstyrke. Må prøves igjen!
Medium beige head. Clear deep dark red body with light carbonation.
Roasty oily dried fruit aroma with earthy licorice and raisins notes.
Sweetish roasty earthy taste with bubblegum notes. Mid-bodied. Mild,
mealy mouthfeel. Dryish juniper berry and fruit aftertaste with
roasty watery blackberry notes. It’s kind of ok, but too watery.
(0.5l bottle, I forget where from.) anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish. esp0r (2920) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Meny Oslo City enjoyed at homenilsas (4114) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Pours brown with a thin beige head. Smell of yule spices, gluhwein, hints of yeast and fruity dark malts. Moderate sweet, a touch of yeast, some nuts, actually a quite dry palate, which was unexpected. Light bitter, short finish. Not bad at all
Mørk brun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, frukt og krydder. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, frukt, bær og krydder. Vaaland.
Holmen2 (3629) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
From bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 09.11.14. Hazy copper. Beige head. Sweet aroma of dark, dried fruits. Herbal taste. Dry mouthfeel. A bit of anise in aftertaste. bergstaden (2975) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
Amber with small off white head - Weak malt arom with hints of caramel - Malt body with some spicy notes in the back - Malt and some spicy flavours as well - This was ok Vighals (3978) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Rødbrun klar i fargen med høyt beige skum. Melkesjokolade, malt, karamell og bærlukt. Lett, noe søtlig, lett kaffebitter og noe søt sjokolade. Kort, medium- kullsyre KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
Bottled. Very dark brown, lively carbonation, almost a gusher. Caramel, malt, chocolate, cocoa, despite all this, it is rather dry. Palme (4807) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
0.5l bottle. This is a blurry deep amber brown one and it has a small really bubbly off-white top. A bit mild on the nose at first. I get a little bit of chocolate and licorice. Mild traces of cocoa powder, but it’s not really a aroma bomb this. Gets a tad more present after a while in the glass. It has this really sour-ish flavor. Lots of old silo grass with burned wood, lacto sweet and some really thin and watery traces of chocolate. It’s really thin and watery in the mouth and quite gently carbonated. Didn’t really have huge expectations here, but have to admit that this was a bit of a downer. Drinkable but no need for a revisit here. 28.12.2013