Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy red amber color with a frothy tan head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty and a bit spicy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, cinnamon and cardamom.
Overall impression: This shows that it is possible to make a tasty and nice beer even at the stupid Norwegian 4,7% rule for being sold in a grocery store.
Personal stats: Bottle from Meny Begby in Fredrikstad, Norway.
Sigmund (5089) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, provided by gunnar, thanks! Amber to brown colour, large off-white to beige head. Moderate but pleasant aroma, notes of caramel malts, dark dried fruits and mild spices. The flavour has also notes of caramel but is not too sweet, dried fruits / raisins and a mild and pleasant spiciness throughout. Light bodied, but this is nevertheless good stuff.
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Pours a deep cloudy nougat body with a medium thick creamy off-white head. Nose is subdued licorice and ginger tones, coca-cola, nougat and hints of grains and caramel. Nice. Taste is nicely balanced ginger and nutty caramel tones, hints of burnt sugar and nougat with some coca-cola around mid-palate. Mild burnt/bitter aftertaste. Medium body, smooth carbonation. A tasty and yet very, very drinkable Christmas ale which I suspect is the best in the peculiar class that is "Norwegian grocery store beers" from 2012.
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, some spices, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, spices and some grains. Medium to thin body, average carbonation
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of gunnfryd. Pours a hazy amber with a lacing off-white head. Somewhat perfumy hop aroma. Light body, slightly caramellish again this sofisticated perfumy touch. Delicious. 160213
Meilby (7578) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cinnamon and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Dedollewaitor (13901) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Caramel, cardemum and div. spices. Good maltyness and a bit of hops beneath - some notes of peach. Medium bodied.
Rasmus40 (11092) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 160213
chrisv10 (11068) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, christmas spices and dark fruits. Flavour is malt, yeast, christmas spices, medium sweet, little over carbonated, hop, berries and a little bitter.
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown to orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, light toasted and spiced. Toasted malty, nutmeg like, cinnemon and cardemomme. Bitter, spiced and medium dry toasted malty finish.