garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t had it with Rakfisk. Pours hazy brown with a minimal head. Roasty malt aroma with some notes of caramel, basement aromas, and light chocolate. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter and some malt flavour there toguether with some burnt caramel. Light to medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation and a moderate bitter after finish that gives a better touch to the whole beer. It’s ok.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Pours amber orange with a small off-white head.Aroma of hay ,caramel , toasted malt, some sour notes and coffee.Flavor is sweet malt with some roasted and toasted notes.Thin body, average carbonation.
ClubGonzo (4500) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lerøy Mat, Bergen. Hazy brown body with a non-significant white head. Nose is weird funky yeastiness with some sourish, malty tones. Highly unusual. Kinda like a musty cellar filled with sour socks dipped in vinegar. Or something. Can’t really put it into words, but I suppose a crazy dish like "rakfisk" ("Øl Til Rakfisk" means "Beer For Rakfisk" in Norwegian), fermented fish served with potato tortillas ("lefse"), onions and sour cream deserves an equally strange beer. Taste proves much less strange, or at least much less flavorful. Sour-ish malty tones, some yeast and a slightly watery palate. Hints of grassy hops and pine. Not too exiting, after all. Personally, I think a good lambic or a rauchbier would suit "rakfisk" much better.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma; High yeast notes, with almost a meaty smell to it.
Flavour; The same as the nose, with a good bitternes. Mild and fresh!!
thebeertourist (5029) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fenakroken. Pours ruddy brown, quite hazy. Interesting milk chocolate caramel aroma. Complex ginger bread and chocolate flavours matched by grassy hops. A slight hint of metal. Difficult to place style-wise. A dry dunkel, maybe? Abolutely worth trying even without rakfisk.
yngwie (14764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. It’s a bit hazy, this golden beer with an orangey tint, and topped by a two-finger off-whte head soon diminishing into a thin layer of bubbles. Nice lacings. Some yeastyness on the nose, but mostly a caramel maltyness with pale malts and a touch of fruits. Medium body, a bit more effervescent than I would like it. There’s a balancing bitterness in the mouth, with the same caramel, malts, fruits and yeast found in the aroma. Quite bitter in the finish, with the malts and yeast subdued. I think this one would do nice with rakfisk, but on it’s own it’s a rather uninteresting beer. 100514
Skinnyviking (7502) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Courtesy of Rune. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy orange amber body. Dry fruity roasted malt caramel aroma with hops notes. Nice hops bitterness in combination with a fruity caramel flavor. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Unfortunately it feels a bit watery.
gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours murky orange/brown with a small fine lazed off-white head, which disappear rather fast. Dark malty earthy aroma, nuts.
Taste is medium sweet, dark caramel and toffee, some moldy notes as well.Minimal bitterness, some bitter dark chocolate at the end.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle at home - bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Slghtly hazy amber color, fine but disappering off-white head. Aroma is malty and nutty. Flavor is caramel and toffee malt, a bit fruit, moderate bitterness. High carbonation. Malty mouthfeel.
bergstaden (1550) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color, nice aroma of malts and hops - malt background followed up with nice hoppy bitterness - overall a nice drinkable beer