Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Hazy brown/red colour, creamy head. Aroma is dominated of fruits, orange,flowers. Flavor had a nice mouth feeling of fruits,flowers and citrus, mixed with maltynes and sugar/sirup. Medium to full body, long bitter finish. Werry nice indeed!!!
fellebag (510) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle. Pours a creamy white head. Color of peach juice. Hoppy aroma, hints of roses. Flavour gives you chalk, prune, raisin and the grapefruit feeling. Sweet candy feeling without the artificial candy taste. You could say true flavours. Lovely!
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Foffern (980) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kontoret. Pours a very hazy dull amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, dried fruit, hops, rye, and some esters. Find much of the same stuff in the flavor but is more sweet with addition of alcohol, wood, oak, and leather. A slick mouthfeel. The beer is nicely balanced with a rich and malty taste. A lovely double IPA.
tfredvik (800) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An unusual looking DIPA: at first it pours an absolutely crystal clear medium amber/orange body, the second glass is still clear, but with lots of big sediments suspended in the liquid. So, no haze, just a clear body with large light-grey particles, a bit like a Halloween snow globe. Strange, and not that good looking. The off-white head is long-lived and consists of rather big bubbles that lace the glass well. The aroma is very pleasant, but less intense than that of the best beers of this style. The fruity notes are very sweet and slightly overripe: peach, grapefruit and mango. Also some light spicy notes. The taste is initially moderate sweet and moderate bitter, and not surprisingly the extraordinary long-lived finish is heavy bitter. The flavours are dominated by intense alcoholic grapefruit, together with some resin and peach. The massive bitterness and the obvious alcohol is a fun combo that provides a tingling sensation on the palate. Not exactly easy to drink, this is definitely a sipper! I’m usually not that found of in-your-face alcohol, but this one works. A nice beer with lovely violent bitterness, but it doesn’t look that great, the aroma is a bit too weak and the flavours are a bit too 1 dimensional (i.e. grapefruit, grapefruit and grapefruit).
[50 cl bottle, batch 237, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
berlinoise2go (550) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Inch-thick fine-bubbled off-white head, good retention, some lacing. Slightly hazy, bright amber colour. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, sweat, burnt sugar, resin, raisins. Full body, soft carbonation. Taste is semi-sweet with a solid bitterness, well-balanced. Alcohol nicely hidden. Long citric-resinous bitter aftertaste. The name deserves extra points.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber colour, head is white. Aroma is fruity, and cirtrusy, some malt is there as well. Taste is very smooth and quite balanced, the hopiness never takes completely over as the malt present is very much there. (Bottle)
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy and light toasted malty. Sweet malty and crisp hoppy flavoured. Bitter and light toasted malty. Bitter, dry and slight herbal hoppy finish.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 9.0%. Caramelly aroma. The flavour is grainy and teaish, but also with a rough graininess and alcohol note. Cloudy amber colour, small white head. Also quite roasted, but roughly so again.
Ungstrup (27687) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, caramel, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of yeast, caramel, alcohol, hops, and lemons, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and raher hoppy - pine and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180212