It’s in the VG newspaper today, the verdict on the Norwegian Christmas beers 2012. 54 beers in all, I was on the panel judging the stronger – and more interesting – beers.
Top scores for the usual suspects – Haandbryggeriet, Berentsen and Kinn, Nøgne Ø slightly lower this year. But this is by no means an exact science, and the overall level of the craft brews is very high. I’m a bit surprised that the Kinn Tomasmesse did not score higher, it is among my favourites this year.
The full coverage is only available in the dead tree version plus on their paid iPad app. Maybe it will be freely available later.
And there is even a plug for my blog – welcome to all new readers. You can browse through old posts or search for key words. Most of the material is in English only.