garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - MAR 4, 2009
Malty arioma with golden brown look. Refreshing and with good flavor, hops, yet a bit heavy. Medle term after taste. Good juleøl. yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. It’s served slightly hazy and copper-colored. Probably chill-haze, as it seems clear when I finish it. A small off-white head leaves lacings. Fruity in a quite Belgian way, with dried fruits, caramel and more hops than I normally expect from OMB. Caramel, dried fruits, some fresh ones too, a touch of anise and other spices and a fine bitterness. Is it the yeast that gives the spicy flavors? Medium body, creamy and nicely carbonated. Maybe a bit too carbonated, not sure. The finish continues what is found initially, with spices, fruits and a good bitterness. A really pleasant Christmas beer. Almost Belgian-like in a way, bitter, effervescent, slightly spiced and moreish. (081114) Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2008
Tap. Red-brown looking beer with a very tine head. Aroma is dominated by the fruity pineaplle-like hops you find in all their beers. Refreshing taste of the fruity hops, some bitterness and distant malts. Fine carbonation and smooth feel in the mouth. RuneStumo (2687) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
20.11.2008. 0,5l on tap at "Oslo Mikrobryggeri" which is a prewpub. I think this must be the 2008 edition. The colour is reddish-brown. Aroma is rich with fruitines. Very nice and well balanced beer. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2007
On tap @ the brewpub. A foggy dark red beer with a thin grey head leaving laces. Served too chilled, but a pleasant smell of toffee, berries and grassy hops appears when the beer is warming up. Taste is a nice balance of fine malt-sweetness, a good amount of bittering hops, and some inviting tones of plums and cranberries. Healthy body. Lively mouthfeel. Light bitter and light fruity-acidic finish. A well made and tasty Christmas ale.
Rune (12982) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2007
2007 edition, pint on tap at the brew pub. Perfect served at ambient temperature. Partly unclear, mahogany body under a fragile, filmy off-white layer. Plain dark malty aroma. Plenty of dark malts in flavour. Moderate sweetness. The aroma is very well interwoven with the taste in this one. Moderate to full palate. Well made xmas brew (enjoyed in a friendly atmosphere on a Tuesday evening 13.11.2007) fb (51) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2007
On tap at OMB 13.11.07. I liked this, a tasteful and delicious beer. Very good aftertaste. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006
On tap at the brewery 3/11-06.
Informationthe brewer gave me was that the alc % is 5,7 this year.
Colour: Deep amber red colour, flat head.
Aroma of hops,lots of malts,toffee.Nice nose.
Flavor is Toffee, a bit drynes, and dark chocolate. Nice medium hoppy ending.
Medium body KnutAlbert (6753) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
Well balanced. Both malty sweetness and a nice hoppy finish - pine and flowers. A nice variety of the Norwegian Christmas beer style. larsga (7567) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 Served ice cold; had to warm it manually. Medium offwhite head; deep, dark and faintly hazy body with carbonation. Sweetish licorice aroma with metallic, resiny hops. Taste is again resiny hops followed by roasty, burnt malts. Watery mouthfeel made chewy by the carbonation. Aftertaste is powdery, dry malts and bitterness. Acidic with notes of wild berries. This is OK, but not really a Christmas beer. Taste elements are OK, but the combination is not that great. (0.5l on tap.)
(Previous rating 2006-01-11: 6/4/6/3/15. Average, creamy off-white head over hazy red translucent body. Harmonic aroma of caramel malts and floral hops with pine notes. Sweet malty flavour quickly followed by a nice, dry aftertaste that’s malty, slightly sourish, and very hoppy. Very bitter for a Christmas beer. Hoppy, dry aftertaste lingers. Quite good, and quite interesting. (On tap @ OMB.))