Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of wheat, malt and hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, over carbonated.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Patricks.Pours golden with a white head.Aroma of grassy, herbal and fruity hops with some malty notes.Flavor is sweet and malty with some grassy and fruity notes.Medium body, average carbonation.
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with large white head. Good lacing. Aroma of malts, biscuits, heather. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness with a hint of acidity which becomes more prominent as the glass heats up.
Light bodied and dry with soft carbonation. Quite nice.
(0.5 l Tap@Cardinal 3.3.2010)
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the nighthawk diner in Oslo, pours light golden with big lush head, taste is pushing cloyingly sweet. Some spicyness to it. But overpowered by the sweetness of the malts.
gunnar (4319) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Light hazy golden colour, with a medium sized white head.Fruity aroma, "golden delicious" apples and caramel.
Light malty taste, fresh fruits, easy drinkable session beer. Dries up at the end.
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Rerate 500 ml bottle 2011, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.7%. The bottles are brewed for Ægir this year (according to the original recipe, with just a minor change) at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Golden colour, hazy if the yeast is poured in. Large white head, nice lacing. The strong aroma has notes of floral and grassy hops (Tettnanger), some fruity and spicy notes too (wheaty hints of cloves). The flavour is medium sweet with some fruity and grassy notes, just a faint hint of caramel. Low bitterness. Original rating 2010: On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Golden colour, low head, The aroma has notes of ripe yellow fruits, some flowers, toffee and butterscotch. The flavour has a noticeable fruitiness, hints of toffee and butterscotch again, "dry" continental hops in the finish.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Golden. Crystal clear. Delicate nutty malt aroma with notes of oranges. Crisp malty texture. Nicely balanced, and with a nice rich malty flavours. Non-offending, infact much reminiscent of a kölsch. Low carbonation level.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0,5l. Golden apricot colored. A creamy lasting white head. Inviting fruity aroma. Low carbonation. Well rounded flavor of sweet fruit. Fruity bitter finish. A real thirst quencher. Unclear last pour. KI=6
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fenakroken. Deep golden with a steady head. Grassy hop aroma together with hints of bread and spices. Bready flavours balanced by grassy bitterness, hints of metal. A bit thin and hard. Drinkable, but below the Ægir standard.
espenra (794) - Kurland, NORWAY - APR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Fenaknoken. Batch 077PAA. It poured a bit hazy yellow colour with a medium big white foamy head that settled down fast in the glass. The aroma is malty with notes of grain and some unidentified fruit. The flavour is a bit sweet with notes of malts and grain. It has a short aftertaste. I find it too weak and thin for an easter beer. I hope they boost the ABV next year and go for something more powerful than a pale lager style.