ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Amundsen Bryggeri og Spiseri, Oslo. Dark, red-amber body, small white head. Weird wheaty, nougat-like sweet caramel tones with hints of herbs, black berries and hints of butterscotch. Taste is near-smokey malty tones with spicy herbal notes, wheat and black currants. Drinkable and original, but like its predecessor (made exclusively by Nøgne Ø) this is a beer that is going in too many directions, ending up nowhere.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml draught at Amundsen. Hazy
brown. Medium-sized light beige head. Spicy peppery nose with hints of
coriander. Some banana as well. Yeasty notes. I think this beer would
do good with some more lagering. Bready malty flavours. Dark caramel
and black pepper. There is clearly a bit of coriander in here, but
more would not hurt.
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Amundsen, Oslo. Pours a clear deep deep red body with a great looking creamy and lasting beige head lacing down the glass. Aroma is really fruity, fruit-yeasty like almost all the beers I’ve had from Amundsen. Notes of dried fruits, strawberries, bubblegum and sweet banana. Average carbonation, quite full-bodied and it has a thick, creamy and chewy mouthfeel - just the way I like it. Flavors are really smooth, quite fruity - like in dried fruits - and lightly sweet. The heat from the alcohol is burning quite clearly at first, but the after a while it’s just calming and warming. Not bad!
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coca cola color, creamy head. Malt, herbs, rather medical. Liquorice, cough syrup. Not very balanced.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap @ Grünerløkka Mat & Mikroølfestival. Opaque dark brown with ruby edges. Low beige cream head. A nice blend of fruits and soft dark malts in the aroma. Also a discreet whiff of coriander. Big and smooth malt body, nicly balanced by fruits, dark malts and a mild bitterness. Mild spices in the ending. No disturbing alcohol. A lovely beer.
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap@brewpub. Pours dark ruby red with a big off-white head. Aroma of fruity wheat, alcohol,yeast,caramel, coriander and malt. Flavor is sweet and warming with some malty caramel notes. Medium body, average carbonation. Not as good as the original.
gunnar (7873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Amundsen. Pours clear dark amber with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, yet dark malty. Taste is moderate sweet malty, light burning alcohol towards the end. Thck oily mouthfeel.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 Taster, draught at the brewpub. Nice lacing, short-lived beige head. Dark brown body with a red tint and a wheat haze. Ripe banana and dark malts to the nose. Dried fruity taste, sweet and bitter in fine harmony, notes of caramel and liquorice. Nice dark bitter ending. Full bodied, well made brew (Oslo, 26.09.2011).
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Amundsen, Oslo. Dark brown color, with a lovely beige head. Aroma is lots of coriander and orange. Orange, dark dried fruit and spices in the flavor, fine sweetness, some bitterness in the finish. Extremely smooth and creamy in the mouth. You can feel the warmth from alchol.
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Amundsen
Dark orange/brown, white head. Smells of wheat, banana, cherries and alcohol. A very abv-massive beer. Full malt body, good sweetness. Thick feel too. Nice hoppy finish. A beer that works alright, but doesn’t convice me totally