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Austmann Crater Lake

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Brewed by Austmann Bryggeri
Style: American Pale Ale
Trondheim, Norway

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange body with a big offwhite head. Malty aroma with cardboard and wet grass. Taste also seems oxidized, with sweet malt at the finish. Disappointing. Clearly faults here, for a brewery that pushes out so many new beers through Vinmonopolet the last year I’d expect a higher quality control, or maybe brewing fewer beers and putting a bit more effort in.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
330ml bottle, batch 6, from Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsø. Overflow of white foamy head, slowly fading over a clear amber coloured body. Solid lacework. Smell of pale malts, citrus, and herbal hops. Fine mixed taste of fresh lemony hops and earthy malts with suggestions of bitter citrus shells to the ending. Soft in the mouth. Fine bodied. Drinks well. (shared with Finn at his place, 25.06.2014).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Flaske 0,33. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse på Nerstranda 25 Jun 14. Gyldenbrun. Høyt luftig skum med kremkonsistens i midten. Varer. Prikklacing. OK malt-/fruktaroma. Smaken er mandler & svisker. Toner ut syrlig & tørt. Uklar siste kvelling.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Austmann Crater Lake ].
Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, moderate hoppy, dusty hops, light citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, fruity, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1505) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Nice warm off-white hue, spangled lacings, deep golden slightly hazy body. Fruity to the nose, fruity hops, sweet malts, grass, grains, flowers. Tastes good, grassy hops, malts, resin, notes of dark bread, peel. Good mouthfeel, no complaints. Finishes with the hops still playing a main role, malts more roasted, rough bread notes. Overall tasty. Beers like this puts up questions to why Norway has such strict abv-limit (4.75%) for selling beers in supermarkets. Brown 0.33L bottle abv5% BBf09/14 b@Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arnesen (33) - Tromso, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Pours hazy amber into the glass, with a frothy foam that leaves the glass a little too fast. Aroma of citrus and some malt, taste is dry with a bitter ending. Ok APA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
Flaske fra polets nettbutikk, kjellerkald: flott skum som varer og lett uklar gylden. Frisk citrusaroma fra de amerikanske humlene. En real oppkvikker etter orkesterøvelse. Crisp og fin bitterhet i avslutningen. Håper de lager en like god 4,7-utgave og får den ut i butikkene.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bergstaden (1256) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2014
Hazy golden with a white head - Fruity hop aroma with some yeast - Taste is floral hops, but olso some yeast - Short finish with some hops and oslo some yeast - This was quite ok, but a little to much yeast

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 1 - 01/03/14. Hazed light orange/golden with a big old off white head. Nose is bitter orange, bread dough, straw, light hop, pretty limited aromas. Taste doesn’t really turn things around, bitter orange, very limited hop presence, earthy tones, grassy, lightly toasted malt, tangerine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. A mediocre APA.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, yeasty and dry phenolic. Herbal and dry, bitter finish.


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