larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small white head. Hazy deep yellow body with carbonation. Funky fruity earthy aroma with oily mealy notes. Sour lemony taste with mealy notes. Thin-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Sour fruity lemony aftertaste with mealy notes. Too sour. (0.5l bottle shared by Ole_R.)
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Alvinne Proeflokaal. Clear blond coloured beer with no carbonation and a small white head. Fruity dry white wine hinted aroma. Strange tangy palate. Finish is sour tangy not to much flavour but with a refreshing dry fruity ending. Very Special.
JefVerstraete (673) - BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/blond ale. Soft carbonation. The main flavour is sourness. Notes of lime, grapefruit, green apple. Sour/bitter finish. Good beer but a bit one dimensional.
ClubGonzo (3200) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew and Foffern. Slightly hazy nougat-hued brown body with a small and short-lived white head. Nose is caramel, oak, vinous sour vinegar tones, vanilla, sour grapes and hints of grassy herbs. Nice. Taste is sour balsamic-like oaky tones, vanilla, caramel, hints of wood, sour grapes and lactic acid. Medium palate, soft carbonation. Nice and relatively accessible sour ale in the Flemish tradition. Me likes very much.
Arve_Christian (2470) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden color, ok foam.
Aromas of red fruits , malt and very Nice yeast influence
Medium body & complexity. Very good sourness- some bitterness - good balance. Very enjoyable
Palme (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a clear dark golden one with a medium sized islandy grey top. Not to extreme on the nose, but some woody acidity here. Yeah, sour red berries like red currants and lingon berries. Not to much more really, perhaps a swift of some sweet caramel, but that’s it. Strong grain-sourness. The green grapes that is, and the wood is present. What’s not present is the Bordeaux barrels this has been stored on. White currants, sour leafs and soft white wine vinegar towards the finish. Some acetone as well. Alvinne is an exciting brewer, a bit strange perhaps, but exciting. 06.02.2013
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@BBF12. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is malt, light apple, fruit, acidic and yeast. Flavour is malt, apple, acidic, yeast and some tartness.
Foffern (980) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) the Bergen Tasting Crew. Has a clear golden orange colour with a small off-white head. Sour aroma of rowanberries and apple cider vinegar but also sweet berries, birch and some lemonade and alcohol. Very pleasant. The sour berries continues into the mouth along with gooseberries, red currants, some wood and again more apple cider vinegar. Has a slick and soft mouthfeel, and a nice berry bitterness. A good and easy-drinking sour beer.
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by OleR.
A gusher, then flat.
Sour, but not on the extreme side. Lemons, not much else in the flavour.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap @Borefts 2012. Orangey golden body. Lacing blond head. Light spicy caramel malt nose. Notes of tart funky yellow fruits and fresh yeast. Taste is mild fruity sourness. Light vinous with yeast notes and fine berry-like tartness. Oily. Fresh and dry finish. Very good.