yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Amundsen. A dense , finger thick beige head sits on top of a clear copper colored body. The aroma hasa solid dose of coriander, with some caramel maltyness. Smooth, but a bit thin on the palate, some warmth. Coriander, lime, maltyness and some caramel in the flavor. Decent bitterness in the finish. Well, quite decent, but a bit bland compared to the original. 111014
gunnfryd (12953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Amundsen 14.10.11. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, fruit, caramel, coriander, spices. Flavour is sweet, alcohol,malt, hop, caramel, fruit, coriander. Nice beer.
Rune (9500) - 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).
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy deep red body. Fruity coriander and banana aroma with mealy coke bubblegum notes. Dry-sweet fruity wild berry and wood taste with herbal coriander notes. Fullish body. Slightly sharp and hot mouthfeel. Dryish alcohol and fruit aftertaste with elegant coriander, wood, and wild berry notes. Buttery finish. Really nice. Much better than it was 1 week ago. (0.3l draft at brewpub.)
gunnar (6717) - 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.
Geokkjer (6709) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6398) - 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.
Cunningham (5902) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy brown colour with an off white head. Sweet nose. Hard to make up my mind about this. We agreed that it tasted bubblegum and alcohol. Light fruity and some caramelmalt.
[On tap at Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri in Oslo, Norway - 04 april 2012]
Beer5000 (5187) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Amundsen 2011.11.14 Dark reddish amber body with a small tan head and big bubbles. Aroma of wheat, spices, soap and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, fruity, bitter and alcohol. There is definitively a lot of things going on here, not so easy to define. It’s an interesting beer, less fruity and coriander than the previous Nøgne Ø version. That version tasted a lot more balanced after about one year’s storage. We will probably never know what some storage might do to this version.
ClubGonzo (4814) - 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.