berkshirejohn (6767) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
2015 version on tap at Hotel Ranga, Hella, Iceland. A dark chestnut brown colour with a cream head; aroma of cinnamon and raisins; fuity taste with a touch of smoke and Christmas spices that aren’t too dominant. A pleasant seasonal beer. esp0r (2934) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from SB Strömstad enjoyed at homeLeini (2079) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
Almost ruby red, thick beige head. Smell of light smoked malts, hints of butterscotch, caramel and some dark malts. Moderate sweet, a very mild smoky flavor, some dark fruits and a tiny hint of tar. Moderate bitter, earthy hops.
I think this one could need a bigger kick of the smoke than they dared here. A bit of a letdown comapared to Ölvisholt Lava
330ml bottle, 2012 edition. Mahogany body with a dash of brown, dark white foam. Nice smoky campfire touch, along with tar, burnt sugar, cloves, smoked meat and a light citrusbitter finish. Nice addition to the x-mas table.
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How: Bottle.Splitenz (388) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Appearance: Amber colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Spices, cinnamon, a bit smoked, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, some smoke, fruit.
The version I had was called (Sweden only) and I had it at Crowbar in Oslo. A tske on the traditional Norwegian Christmas beer with anis, cloves , yeasty mouthfeel and undefines malt profile. I’m not a big fan of the style, so it’s hard to tell wether I found this a success, but I would have to say, not really.
SaintMatty (7608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
330ml Bottle (Restaurant 73, Reykjavik) - Dark brown in colour. Cinnamon, dried fruit and berries in the aroma. Fruity, spicy and slightly sweet taste with notes of raisins, sultanas, cinnamon and mulled wine. Rune (13735) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
200ml glass, tap at CrowBar & Bryggeri Clear ruby-red body. Film-type layer. Fragile lacework. Mid-sweet malty aroma with smoke and spices. Smoked malts added by the sweetness of star anise. Clean in the mouth. Fits the season, I would say. (Oslo 25.11.2013). Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013
200 ml on tap @ "CrowBar", Oslo
November 16, 2013
Brown to amber in color with a thin beige head
Aroma is smoke,oak,fruits,dark sugar and spices.
A bit smoky,spiced and bitter finish.
A bit weak and thin in taste regarding aroma and ABV. Holmen1 (6651) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Fra fat på CrowBar i Oslo nov-13: rødgylden men også her nesten ikke skum (skyldes det bartenderen?). Lett aroma av røykmalt og julekrydder. Dette viser seg i smaken også.Røykpreget er såpass diskret at eet går greit, men jeg er fornøyd med at jeg bare kjøpte er snitt (0,2). 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle. Pumpkin pie / allspice generic aroma. Medium body, frothy carbonation, mild sweetness, some starchiness, a lot of caramel malt and baking spice, as expected. Simple and similar in character to the rest of these Joal Bjor all over Iceland in November.