vipinvelp (2613) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
No way to tell color, drank from bottle. White foam as it pushed itself out. Tastes like Buckler when it wa first introduced to the marked. Too grainy, too sweet, but then its alcohol free. (Mongstad 201206)
gunnar (6104) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from my local Rema 1000. Pours clear light golden with a big fluffy white head, slowly disappearing. Aroma is sweet grainy malts, smells like a brewery courtyard this one. Taste is soft sugary sweet malty, very moderate but noticeable hops at the end, still a bit too sweet for me.
Beer4000 (4917) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Always difficult to give score for a non alcoholic beer, it could be decent within it’s style but still not great as a beer in general and therefore impossible to give a high score. Anyway this one is clear and pale golden with a regular white head and heavy carbonation. The aroma is not strong, but feels quite pleasant anyway, soft grainy with hint of fresh grass. Flavor is light grainy with a pronounced sweetness, some grass and hint of hops. A bit too aggressive on the carbonation for my likings, still these gives the beer certain freshness and qualify as a decent lawnmower beer if you prefer to do this kind of activity totally sober. Thin body and short aftertaste naturally. I can’t really tell how difference this might be compared with the regular Aass Uten as I had no side-by-side sampling, but I suspect this easily could be the same shit just with another label. But whose actually cares?
larsga (6500) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big offwhite slightly coarse head. Clear yellow body with strong
carbonation. Sweetish grainy chalky sugary aroma with strawy
notes. Dusty strawy taste with milky notes. Mid-bodied. Mild,
soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dry-sweetish grainy malty aftertaste
with salty strawy grassy notes. Not bad. I’ve had many
alcoholic beers worse than this. (0.33l bottle, Rema Lillestrøm.)
Cunningham (5241) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lys gul farge med hvit skum. Lett vørter aroma. Ikke så søt vørtersmak som sedvanlig. Faktisk en anelse frisk.
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