Nonshaugen (80) - Fetsund, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I tasted this for the first time some years ago, it was at the same time my very first encounter with amber ale as a style. So now I’m meeting an old friend again, after a loong brake...
Amber they say, amber it is in colour, with a thin beige head, no carbonation visible in the slightly hazy beverage in the glass, but a nice lacing. CO2 hits your mouth instantly, almost burning on the tongue. Next comes the lovely taste of light caramel and a hint of vanilla and smooths it all out in a pleasant aftertaste, in which the bittering hops enter the stage and introduce themselves. Conclusion: I still love this beer, and if this is what brewmaster Ægir brewed for the old nordic gods Odin, Thor and all the others, I want to go to Valhalla... Now!!
KrzysztofZ (343) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barwa miedziana, średnia drobnopęcherzykowa piana, nieco krążkująca. Aromat słodowo-karmelowy, lekki diacetyl. Smak wpadający w wodnistość, karmelowy, lekki, goryczki praktycznie brak. Raczej słabo ale da się pić.
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour. Aroma caramel, spicy. Taste is sweet, caramel, spicy, some plums, some roastiness. Mild bitter and caramel aftertaste.
Gurthnar (3191) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Bottle. Aroma caramel, estery, fruity. Light clove. Hazy amber colour. Taste quite thin bodied, with paradoxically lots of caramel, mostly in the finish. Otherwise estery, fruity. Good, but nothing special.
Cuso (6114) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle kindly shared by Rusos, many thanks. Unclear amber color with medium white head. Red fruits, light hops, clove in aroma. Red fruits, malt, light hops, fruit stones.
Holmen2 (1888) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle 06.07.15. Hazy, dark orange. Beige head and lacing. Aroma of medium dark malt, toffee and dried fruits. Similar taste, with biscuits and hints of berries in aftertaste. Low bitterness.
HampshirePhil (222) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle - Dark ruby red colour, somewhat unusual taste. Not one of the better Ã†gir range!
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has much malt, some chewy fudge. Flavour adds bisquit and dried fruits. Bit roasty.
mcberko (9753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ægir, pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out crisp bready malt and a slight smokiness. Flavour brings out a slightly smoky bready malt, with a dry crispness. Balanced and has some character with the smokiness. Nice one.
tmrmwel (1316) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, as Ægir Onkel Lauritz. Pours amber,with a receding rocky head. Aroma is dark malts, with roasted bread and toffee, as well as some notes of kandi, cocoa and coffee. Light to medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with biscuits and bread, as well as notes of nuts, coffee and wood. Pretty boring.