Nonshaugen (652) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, thin tan head. A bright light bulb reveals a lovely red wine-ish cherry colour. Aroma is very nice, dark fruits, chocolate and coffee up front. Taste is sweet, well carbonated, well bittered and dry. Long aftertaste. Personally, I would prefer a little less sweetness, and more chocolate and coffee flavour to it, but that may be just me. All in all a perfect beer for sweet desserts or vanilla ice-cream. Cunningham (8246) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Rich deep dark brown-ish color with a fine beige head. Nice aroma with caramel/toffee, fruity and some spices. Nice full body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Solid nice flavor with caramel, bready, roasted, fruity and some spices. Good work Ringnes!StilleStorm (1558) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]
DWG; Bottle 0,33L. Drunk at Cardinal. Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Nose is heavy roasted malt and caramel, moderate coffee, light licorice and spice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is silk, carbonation is soft. Underrated, simple, but, yet perfect.
arsol (1239) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Mørk brun farge med tynt beige skum. Lukter av kaffe, mørke stenfrukter, karamell og malt. Fyldig med medium kullsyre. lang god ettersmak. eschiag (1) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Jeg var på Cardinal igår, og fikk smake en som var tappet ved juletider i fjor. Magisk. Dette er en veldig god juleøl.
enkindem (3) - Hafrsfjord, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Igjen scorer denne høyt hos meg, helt suveren. Den høye alkohol innhold gjør den helt magisk, har bunkret opp mange, og den blir enda bedre om den får stå til påske Beertobealive (576) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a short brown head with ginger bread flavors. Dark brown body. Taste of roasted malt and peat. Sweet and warm. Medium length.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone NORSAND (109) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
(12 years old / Brewed 2002)
Medium deep & dark brown, with reddish notes. Nice colour & apperance.
Nose: Sweet malt & caramel, dark honey, molasses and a mix of arabica and darker colombia coffee.
Taste & palate: Vinous, strong, lots of dark, sweet malt, quite rich, liquorice, five spice and lots of coffee. Light sweetness which is well integrated. Quite well balanced, has become more restrained over time and matured into a certain elegance. Medium carbonation which fades rather quickly in the mouth.
Impressive 12 year old (commercial) Christmas doppelbock which still is quite alive. Vighals (4331) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Mørekysten rødbrun med lavt beige skum. Karamell og mørke frukter. Søt brent karamell, frukter og lett bitter ettersmak. tandembrauer (1558) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet, tasted at home. Pours dark brown with little tanned head. Aroma of nuts, dried fruits, caramel. Some roasty flavors. Smooth mouthfeel. Distinct bitter finish. This beer proves that Ringnes is able to brew good tasting beers as well!