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Balder Bergen Pale Ale (BPA) 5.7%

Brewed by Balder Brygg
Style: American Pale Ale
Leikanger, Norway


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2785) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
Flaske fra polet, Verksgata: uklar lys kobber med beskjeden skumdannelse, men skummet blir til kniplinger og varer faktisk helt til bunns. Mild aroma av marmelade og furunål. Gjenspeiles også i smaken, som med sin tørre og fint balanserte bitterhet gjør det sorgløst å helle innpå.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.no. Glowing brass. Malty body, some yeast, flowery hops, discreet bitterness. Long finish, pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Sample at Bergen Ølfestival 2014. (my first one from this brewery) A bit hazy golden with a large white head. On the sweet side with hops, malt, some spices. The finish was medium bitter and rather dry. An ok one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1390) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Mooie oranje kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, orange. Smaakt bitterzoet, hop, honing en orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (862) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours slight hazy golden with a white head. Mild malty and fruity aroma with notes of citrus and caramel and some floral hints. Medium sweet, pretty mild flavours and a fairly mild bitterness too. Medium body with fairly average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (1380) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Hazy golden with a white head - malty aroma with good hop aroma with fruits and citrus - Malt to support a nice hop profile with some citrus, and olso some yeasy notes - Hops goes into the finish and leaves a dry finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and their spicy, wooden bitterness evolve in a lean body tainted with mild diacetyl.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty blond.
-The hop bitterness is quite salient, almost reducing drinkability.
-Mouthfeel is however geared towards drinkability.
-Malts contribute but a few sugars.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Unclear gold colored body, with a small blond lace on top. Mild aroma of doughy, lightly toasted malts. A whiff of yellow fruits and earthy hops. Light to medium full. Taste is not entirely fresh. A light sourish-sweet malt base with some stale bittering hops. Some fruity bitterness in a short ending. [Draft at Pingvinen, Bergen. 05.09.13]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy weak buttery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light cornish. Sweet, fruity and toasted malty. Bitter and lingering hops fruity finish.

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