Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
0.33l bottle. This is a crystal clear deep dark amber-ruby one with a disappointingly fainting quickly sidesticking little bubbly beige top. On the nose it’s dark-malty sweet with caramel and frosting sugar mainly. Also light vanilla and woody-sour tones. Not the normal kind of woody sourness, but a sweet sourness with, yeah, honey. Honey and traces of alcohol. Not horrible at all. The taste has that pilsner-like Ringnes sweetness that I remember from my youth. Impressive, but it’s actually not that hard to notice. Some honey traces with a soft malty note. Light salty finish with traces of licorice. Well, I have to say that I had hoped for something a bit, eh, more than this honestly, but by all mean, not a bad brew from the giant Ringnes. If anything, the alcohol is really well hidden! 02.11.2012 Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Drukket hjemme 25 Nov 12. Dyp brunrød. Bra luftig skum som varer en stund og flater helt ut. Fester seg litt til glasset. Kraftig & god malt/fruktaroma. Smaken det samme med tilføyelse av mandler, rosiner & litt krydder. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. Nisse666 (7324) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle at skitorget Trysil 95 NKR (mmm) cons 2013-01-02 Trysil
AP: darkbrown body, frothy wee creme brown head
AR/F: caramel, warming feeling, wee alcholic, nutty aroma, fizzy, medium bitterness, wee chocolate alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2012
33 cl bottle at home. Bought 2 the second one is in storage until next year. That is not because this is a bad beer, but because my spider senses tell me it will be better next year. It is a really good doppelbokk, in fact, one of the most interesting I ever had. The normal earthy, mossy aroma with a hint of mango and peaches. Taste is malty, caramel, dried fruit and black pepper, with the hops following closely to make it very drinkable. Best Ringnes beer I had to date. Rune (12600) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle, shared with friends during a tasting of Norwegian Christmas beers. Deep, dark amber coloured body. Tan-coloured head with a solid stand and that left spotty lacing to the glassware. Almond, herbs and fruity hops to the nose. Spiced fruity taste with apricot, plums, dark honey and almond. Bitter malt-fruity notes with warming alcohol to the ending. Oak dry mouthfeel.Well bodied. Maybe even better after a few years in the cellar (koseklassen, juleøltesten, Tromsø 30.11.2012).
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
0.33 bottle. Red brown colour with a thin offwhite head. Banana, citrus and caramel aroma. Warm mouthfeel quite bitter with sweet malts og hops. Caramel banana aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tussius (10) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2012
Excellent aromas of oranges, prunes, candied sitrus peel, caramell, toast and ginger. I love the aromas. The flavour of the hops are less well integrated than the aromas, but I believe that’ll improve with age. On a side not it’s a beautifully amber beer with a nice, thick head. It’s really well made. Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
330 ml bottle. Crystal clear dark copper colour. Small to medium off-white head. Heather honey aroma with herbal notes. Body is surprisingly light and the beer drinks well. Quite bitter and refreshing. Delicate flavours at first, but gets more complex as it warms up. Oranges, black pepper, coffee and spicy hops. Very nice. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Deep red copper, medium head. Nutty caramel aroma. Nutty flavours, a bit sweet, noticeable alcohol. Not very complex, but a well-made bockbeer. Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
330 ml bottle shared with friends in a private home in Oslo,November 22,2012
Dark brown in color.Aroma is honey,citrus,malt and a bit caramel.Hidden alcohol.Taste is honey,dried fruits and quite sweet finish.A bit thin and tasteless regarded 10 ABV.I have a few bottles in my cellar,so maybe it will get better next year.