Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A problematic (phenolic, perfumy) Double IPA. A bad keg probably
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy glowing dark amber body topped by a large white-ish head with goo retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass. Good looking beer.
In long: Nose is very scented/floral, borderline perfumy. Taste is excessively phenolic. Other than feeling like you’re chewing on hospital gloves, there is also a good amount of sweetness, crunchy cereals with residual sugars, floral hops, fruity/citrusy hops with flavor of orange flesh, notes of rubbing alcohol, annoying notes of perfume. Assertive bitterness. Phenolic after-taste. Something was wrong with this keg, impossible that this overwhelming amount of phenols wouldn’t throw off anybody. Too bad because I think the actual beer wasn’t all that bad. That phenolic plastic flavor made the beer flavors feel as artificial and fake as when I smile and say hi to the office cleaning lady.
ClubGonzo (3432) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Amundsen, Oslo. Hazy pale orange body, small white head. Aroma is herbs, syrupy malt tones, hints of pine and resin. Taste is bitter herbal hop tones, caramel, hints of resin and peaches. OK, but lacks dimensional depth and is far from great.
Rune (7226) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml from tap at the brewpub. Creamy, off-white head blanketing the glass. Unclear dark apricot coloured body. Red oranges to the nose added by a spicy touch. Fine blend of red citrus fruits and caramel malts. Long-bitter tail, semi-dry. Hidden alcohol. Full bodied. Sits right (Oslo, 05.08.2012).
Frovigalning (2667) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Amundsen. It poured a hazy golden liquid with a light brown note, dirty white head. Hops on the nose, some cat pee. Strong bitterness that lasts a long time. Some grassy hops and pine in the background. The bitterness took over to much, I wonder if this had gone old?
daje (1799) - NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Amundsen.
Hazy light amber, big beige head.
Fruity citrus aroma, malty. Taste is sweet with caramel, lots of fruit, high bitterness.
Gr0ve (2107) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
400 ml draught at Amundsen. Cloudy amber colour. Creamy off-white head that clings to the glass. Floral hoppy nose with quite a bit of bread and caramel. Bready chewy flavours. Medium-bodied. Smooth texture. The malts are soft and loaded with caramel, but the hops cut through most of it. Papery thick finish with a slight burning hop sensation. Decent, but could have been even better with a little more lagering/filtering.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler @Amundsen. Thanks Geoffrey! Hazed deep gold to pale amber. Low blond top. Sweet bready and grainy malts, earthy and fruity hops to the nose. Mid-bodied, juicy texture. Substantially bitter. Quite sharp, and more earthy and spicy than fruity. Nice bready malt character. Oily bitterness in the ending. A straightforward, hop driven DIPA.
thebeertourist (4613) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Amundsens Bryggeri. Fruity hop nose folkowed by quite bitter flavours. Drinkable, but not very original.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Hazy light brown.
Malty, light palate, the herbal hops creep in, minty. Bittersweet finish. Nice, but it fails to excite.
Furseth (1919) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery: 10/7-2012: Red hazy colour, with a nice big creamy head. Aroma was dominated of lots of citrus, sweet maltynes, and a bit brown sugar and caramelly. flavor had almost the same here, nice fruitynes, and balanced sweet maltynes. Big body and a nice long fruity/bitter finish. Well done!!