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. Ringnes Julebokk (Christmas Bock) is a doppelbock brewed with only the best malts - and plenty of it.
Ringnes Christmas Bock is rich in taste with a complex aroma of roasted malt, coffee, leather, spices, dried fruit and some notes of red wine. The colour is dark with a ruby hue. The taste is complex and full-bodied with a rich bitterness.
Pairs nicely with cream-based desserts, dark chocolates and cigars.