larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium white head. Hazy red-brown body. Roasty chocolatey cinnamon aroma with meaty notes. Dry roasty peppery straw taste with grassy cinnamon notes. Fullish body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry papery meaty aftertaste with herbal notes. Not bad, but marred by a meaty/herbal side taste. (0.5l bottle, Fenaknoken. Marked 082BRL.)
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served in a Duvel glass and at an ambient drinking temperature at the bar called Kontoret in Bergen. Slightly hazy, dark amber with floaters on the top. Malty and lightly fruity aroma. Hoppy fruits in flavour skilfully mixed with caramel malts. Rounded and discreet bitter finish. Soft on the swallow. Well balance apart for a few distracting notes of yeast. Proves that it is in fact possible to make decent lagers in Norway (19.06.2009).
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red/brown, faboulous rocky had and fine lacing. Fruity aroma, sweet malt, red berries and some light sourness. Very well balanced and moreish beer, I’d love to have this fresh on tap. Their best so far (except the IPA)
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle bought at Fenaknoken, Oslo. A thick, stable two-finger offwhite head rising from a foggy, red colored, copper shaded body. A crisp fruitiness up front; orange zest and red berries comes to mind. Followed by a whiff of dry malts and grassy/earthy hops. Taste is more fruity than malty. Citrus and berries again, with a light acidic twist. Subdued dryish malts in the background. Fruity, grassy and light resinous hops in the backbone. Lively mouthfeel, light to medium body. Crisp hoppy finish. Well-crafted and utterly refreshing. Top notch Norwegian Lager.