ElDesmadre (944) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, traded with Cunningham. More or less a classic brown ale, with an aroma of caramel, raisins and forest fruit (especially blueberries). The palate is watery yet the flavour is there - caramelly and fruity upfront and slightly roasted-coffeeish in the malty, medium bitter finish. Good, sessionable brew.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma of grains, nuts and some hay. Flavour of sweet sugar, caramel, grassy hops, nutty malts and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and malty grassy finish. Pretty lager-ish.
olio (4088) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of hay, some mild caramel and starchy notes. Flavor of malts, caramel, nuts and some fruity notes. Artificial taste, quite bad.
laiti (3935) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF, BBE
Aroma has grainy malt, berries and some cardboard. Flavour has berries, cardboard, malty notes and nuts. Feels like a malty lager (or an alcoholfree one). Not very nice.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (thanks Cunningham). Amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, wood and some caramel. Flavour is tart wood, fruits and some mild toffee, nuts and not all too exciting.
Bathory (360) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown, almost see-through colour with a beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel and nuts. Earthy taste, dough, nuts and some raisins in the taste. There is one positive thing and one negative. The balance between the different tastes is very good! On the bad side I think they could have got some more depth and thicker body with this. Overall, this is a beer I enjoyed and could easily have again if I wanted a low alcohol beer.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Meny Oslo City, shared with Finn. Deep, golden-brown with a reddish shade. Beige head, slowly diminishing. Half sweet caramel to the nose. Dusty hops together with nuts and roasted dark malts in flavour. Roasted bitter ending. Decent brown ale, easy to drink (Tromsø, 13.03.2013).
RuneStumo (1712) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23.01.2013. 0,5l Bottle. Meny, Aksdal. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Moderate to low bitterness. Soft carbonation and soft mellow bitterness. aftertaste is of dark malts with sweetness. Notes of toffee and Caramel.
ClubGonzo (2718) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of Gunnar and shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a deep brown body with a red hue and a small off-white creamy head. Nose is vanilla, cocoa, brown sugar and hints of raisins. Very mild though. Taste is mild chocolate and grain notes, nuts and hints of burnt toast and licorice. A bit faint, but fairly pleasant. Creamy body, soft carbonation. Nice enough for a Norwegian grocery store ale.
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l bottle courtesy of Gunnar and shared with The Tasting Crew. Thanks Gunnar! This is a clear dark brown one with quite a bubbly, sidesticking light ashy top. It smells quite dusty with old chocolate, some cold coffee, buttery dark sugar cookies and it smells a bit dry in a way. It’s guite average carbonated with a light oily mouthfeel. Taste is quite alright. Bitter cold coffee, some more traces of dusty chocolate with watery berries and chocolate paper. Not bad actually, perhaps a bit watery in the taste but it’s somewhat interesting. 09.01.2013