Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Two more Christmas beers

2012 is here, but there are more Christmas beers from 2011 to write about. Ægir Julebrygg is one of them.

It is available in several versions. Ægir Julebrygg 4,7% is a copper coloured beer with nearly no carbonation and a medium sized head. There are aromas of some toffee and cinnamon. In the mouth I feel toffee, honey and some grass. I get no Christmas feeling from this beer. It is unfortunately a boring, average beer.

Nøgne Ø Underlig Jul is much more interesting. It is nearly black in colour and has barely any carbonation. It has a medium sized head with lots of aromas. I feel cinnamon and various other spices. In the mouth a combination of sweetness, ginger bread, dates and a lot of sweet spices meet. The beer is full of flavours, and many tastes are difficult to pinpoint. The finish is partly bitter with more dates. This is lovely!

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