KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Not amber, ratehr a lovely dark ruby.
Packed with flavour, malt, herbs, spruce, mint. Sweet and dry. Highly recommended.
Cunningham (4294) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Dark red colour with an off white head. Mild malty nose with some caramel. Lots of caramel in the flavour.
visionthing (2578) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of hops, caramel and slightly roasted malt. Sweet caramel taste with a nice dry and bitter finish. Very tasty and one of the best "shop strenght" beers in Norway.
Sigmund (4933) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. "Grocery store version" at 4.7% ABV. Mahogany coloured beer (I’ve never seen "amber" this dark!), moderate but lasting creamy head. Moderate but pleasant aroma of Cascade hops, hints of malts and caramel too. The flavour has dominant Cascade on a (barely) sufficient malty background, hints of burnt caramel but the beer is not sweet. Bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is slightly thinner than the stronger version. This is one of the better non-bottle-conditioned beers on the Norwegian grocery store market, well worth sampling.
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thx to Tarjei. A clear, brown beer with a finger-thick beige head leaving some fine lacings. Quite citrusy, piney nose, with enough maltyness to bring it to a nice balance. The malts give some sweet, bready, lightly roasted scents. Caramel, bready and roasted malts, citrusy, grapefruity hops with pinecones and a fine bitterness. Medium body, and a nicely balanced finish. Sure one of the best low-strenght beers available in Norway. Really pleasant and quaffable. (090418)
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. This one pours a clear deep deep amber body with a nice big and lasting fluffy off-white head. Low aroma on this one. Some malt sweetness, a hint of fruitiness also and if I look deep and really really concentrate I actually find some thin hints of hops. It has a soft oily mouthfeel and a soft to average carbonation level. Nice flavors. It’s light malty and a hint of sweet caramel. Also some buttery tones and in the finish I get quite a lot of bitter hops. A nice one this one.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L bottle from Helgø Meny. Pours clear, deep brown with a nice tan head. Aromas of caramel and toffee. Pleasent taste of toffee and some dark malts. Smooth bittnerness. A beer I often buy at the store.
gunnar (5102) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours dark clear red/brown with a moderate frothy tan head. Sweet aroma of fruits,caramel, roasted malty taste, ends nice and bitter
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of StoreMy, thanks man. :-) Pours a deep coppery amber body with a small white head. Aroma is mild malty notes with hints of caramel and yeast. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel, dry hop tones and hints of honey. Balanced and rather nice, with a tiny sting of burn sugar which makes it all a bit more interesting. After tasting several of Berentsen’s Norwegian grocery store-strength beer, I must say I’m impressed with the high level of quality and taste in these relatively low ABV beers.
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle sampled in 2009. Clear amber body with a nice beige head. Nice aroma of citric fruit and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, citric fruit, toast and balanced bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Naturally a bit lighter in body than the original 5,5 % ABV version, but they manage to capture most of the profile here. A nice beer for the Norwegian grocery marked.