tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2007
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Small beige/brown head. Sweet, roasted malt, coffee, hint of liqourice, some bitterness and alcohol. Oily body. Very x-mas! Rune (13359) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2006
330ml bottle enjoyed at home. Comprehensive aroma of liquorice, burnt dark malts and dark fruits. Deep mahogany body under a tiny off-white head. Taste of roasted sweet malts with additional hints of black coffee and anise. A spicy and powerfull beverage with lasting, moderate bitterness in the finish. Maybe a little bit too sweet (14.12.2006). tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2006
Malty and spicy nose. Faint friutiness with belgian fonolic aroma. Very dark. Body disappeard in the mouth and I was left with sweet malt. Promising start, but disappointing finish. Better the previous years. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle at the Juleölfestival 3/11-06.
Dark brown/red colour.
Aroma oflots of malts, and a citric,sparkling alc mouth feeling. Real bitter finish.
Medium body, long nice finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2006 Bottle 2006 Christmas seasonal. Dark ruby with a small light brown head. Delicious floral aroma, also notes of green apples and dried fruits. Taste is sweet dark malts, Christmas spices, with a well balanced hopbitterness. Medium to full body. 9,9% ABV well hidden. Very nice!
larsniclas (7187) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2006
[Sampled at RGESG 2006]
Dark amber. Off-white head.
Sweet and grassy aroma with some toffee.
Sweet and malty flavour; almost sugary. gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
(Bottle at RBESG 2006) Clear deep red color, tan head. Sweet bitter almond and raissin scent. Sweet and alcohol taste. Normal mouth feel, low bitterness. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is plum and malts. Flavour caramellish malts, alcohol and some grassy notes. All in a good balance. Sweet and warming brew. Slight roastiness also noteable. Nice Christmas seasonal. gunnfryd (15176) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Black brown colour with a beige head. Mostly roasted coffee in the aroma. Roasted coffe and malt and hops in the flavour. gladstone (23) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2006
Maybe the best beer ever made in Norway and by far the best beer ever made from Ringnes (at least in my years)
Beautiful dark colour and lots and lots of aromas. Ringnes should be proud of this excellent beer