Sigmund (5421) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, bought at Lørenskog Brus-shop. ABV is 4.7%. Golden brown colour, slightly hazy when the yeast is poured in, moderate off-white head. Nice fruity aroma of yeasty esters and American hops (Admiral and Amarillo). Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is fresh and fruity, notes of citrus, hints of caramel malts. I did not have the beer with "rakfisk" (= half-fermented trout) like the brewers intended, but can imagine that this beer is well suited to accompany that traditional Norwegian dish. Also highly drinkable on its own.
Finn (4514) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,33l mottatt som gave fra Rune. Takker. Gylden på farge. Litt uklart. Pent kremaktig skum som varer en stund. Aromaen er svakt syrlig med innslag av krydder og frukt. Innbydende. Smaken er svakt krydert med overgang til en behagelig fruktig bitterhet. God!
omhper (20288) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Skihytta, Trysil. Almst clear brownish amber, ich head. Aroma of peach and mango. Dryish and fairly slim with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Pleasant hoppy gooseberry flavour. Finishes with medium bitterness. My favourite amongst the Atna beers.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 L bottle from Fenaknoken, Oslo. Foggy, copper brown. Fully diminishing, beige, fingerthick head. Toasted, fresh, light sourish malt aroma. A whiff of berries and maybe mint. Earthy and leafy hops is noticable. Good malt body, slightly sweet with some light sour undertones, still quite crisp. Well prononced hop bitterness, earthy and grassy with a touch of evergreen. Body is light plus. Feels a bit watered down in the mouth. Finishes dry, with a mild, lingering bitterness. Overall a decent lager.
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Muddy darkish brown body. Roasty spicy herbal aroma with rye crisp bread notes. Harmonic, clear, and distinct. Dry-sweetish spicy roasty rye crisp bread taste with floral grassy notes. Mild mouthfeel. Clean, fresh palate. Mid-bodied. Dry grassy floral milky aftertaste with spicy notes. Bitter grassy taste lingers. Very nice, not least because of the hops. Highly drinkable. (0.33l bottle, Centra, Oslo.)
KnutAlbert (6298) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown, soft carbonation, yeast residue.
Malt and hops aroma, a little yeast, too.
Quite sweet, lots of fruit. They have packed in a whole range of malt and hops in here, and you get a feeling of complexity - but it is a bit too thin. You get a hint of the potential of a great beer if it had been brewed stronger.
Dry finish with some apples.
berlinoise2go (639) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl, from Varnaveien Mineralvann, Moss. Hazy, dark copper colour, finger-thick head. Aroma of yeast, malt and hops. Slightly sweet taste with a hint of pine, well balanced with a moderate bitterness. I actually had it together with ’rakfisk’ - a fine combination indeed.
Rune (8701) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Fenaknoken, Oslo. Hazy amber body topped by a filmy, almost white layer. Blended aroma of pale and dark malts. Interesting flavour of brown malts mixed with forest-like hops. Bittersweet to the finish. Soft and easy to drink. Yeah, it has really got a texture of wilderness. Quite alright (hotel room, 17.11.2009).