Ever since the Viking era, the Christmas beer tradition has been strong in Norway. As stated in the 'Gulatingsloven' (a regional law text valid until 1274), every farmer was bound by the law to brew beer for Christmas and christen it according to the new faith, otherwise running the risk of losing his assets to the king and bishop. The Christmas beer was normally brewed from the best grain of the season and would be strong with a rich malt flavour. Nordlands Juleøl (Christmas Beer) is a modern version of the traditional Norwegian Christmas beer.
Nordlands Christmas Beer has a dark mahogany colour and a malty aroma with notes of freshly baked wholegrain bread, nuts, caramel and toffee. It is a medium-bodied seasonal with a malty taste and a smooth bitterness.
Nordlands Juleøl works well with traditional Norwegian Christmas food such as lamb and pork rib, lutefisk and cod.