ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light nougat body with a large cloudy off-white head. Nose is grains, hay, nuts, caramel and hints of straw, nougat and mild fruity tones. Taste is caramel, nuts, nougat, grass and hints of red fruits, brown bread and grains. Medium body, high to medium carbonation. Decent Christmas ale emphasizing grainy-nutty flavors. Likable, though not outstanding in any way. In either case, it is a long way from this beer to the samples I’ve had earlier from Oslo Mikrobryggeri. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2005
On tap at the Oslo Mikrobryggeri. Dark brown with a red hue. Head is small. Delicious sweet chocolate and caramel aroma. Flavour is sweet with lots of chocolate and fruitiness. There is good balancing bitterness so the beer remains very refreshing. Medium body, quite fizzy. 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. daje (4436) - NORWAY - JAN 22, 2013
On tap at brewpub, november 20th 2012. Dark amber body, thin white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt. Malty taste, with some coffee, moderate hopped. Plain but solid. Sweet caramel finish, small sour hints. 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.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 2005 version: On tap. Clear brown with a red hue. Average head. Distinct hop aroma and a little malt aroma. Carbonation level is too high. Beer is unusually bitter, at least compared to last year’s rendition, which was very sweet, and a lot more bitter than your average Christmas beer. Notes of malts on the tongue with some caramelly sweetness in the distant background. I like this one quite a lot, but as I’ve mentioned before, the carbonation level is way too high. 7/4/7/4/14.
2006 version: Deep dark ruby red colour. Clear. Thick bubbly head at the edges, but creamy in the middle. Crisp, nutty. Suffers from being extremely cold as it has frozen characters. Sourish hoppy aroma. Old sigaretts. High carbonation level. Nutty münchenermalt flavours. Red berries. Gentle hoppiness balances the malts. Unfortunately the beer is way too thin and watery for a proper Christmas beer. And I don’t think it is just the fact that the beer is served way too cold. Metallic hops and somwhat powdery. Not really a nice Christmas beer. Too much fusel alcohols and fruity characters. Also a bit too thin and the hops are not right. 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 berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2009
On tap at Mikrobryggeriet, Oslo. 5.6% ABV. Reddish amber color. Distinct toffee/butterscotch aroma which made me a bit skeptical initially. Fizzy carbonation. Taste is dominated by toffee, red fruits, malt and hoppy bitterness (skepticism vanished). Nice bitterness in the finish. Well balanced, drinkable beer. Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
500 ml on tap @ Oslo Mikrobryggeri, November 10,2012
Amber to copper in color.Aroma is hop and malt.Medium to little carbonation.Easy drinkable and a bit thin in taste.Finish is slightly bitter. chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2009
On tap. Overall I was really impressed with this beer. When I was drinking it I tried to pay more attention to the ingredients that could have possibly gone into it. I thought it tasted like a good ESB without knowing what style they were going for. Nose was spicy, slightly herbal and flowery. Poured with a slight haze too it, beautiful color though, and nice creamy head that stayed a little while. There was some slight yoghurt to the nose as well that I associate with british styles. Taste was very nice clover honey with that hop spice. Very well balanced. I think this is a brilliant jule øl compared to some of the other stuff I’ve sampled. I’ll have to keep this one in mind when I sample the stone nøgne Ø. but thats not till xmas.