OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by larsga. Low dense white head. Greyish-golden body with floaters. Sharp and dry, spicy and wheathy aroma. Notes of citrus zest. Crisp, bordering to astringent wheat flavor. Citrus and spice notes. Light-bodied, rough on the palate though. Dry finish with notes of tannins.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small white head. Pale hazy yellow body. Coriander catty flaour aroma. Sour wheaty coriander taste with orangey flour notes. Thin body. Sourish lemony aftertaste. Disappointing. (0.33l bottle from Allen.)
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing top bottle from Allen, thanks! Pale blonde, cloudy. lemon, yeast, chalk and vinegar in the aroma. Lemony sour flavor with notes of wine vinegar and onion. Intentional infection? The result is certainly drinkable.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellow beer. Aroma reminds me of cat’s piss.Sharp citrus flavour. Oranges. A bit off?
Gr0ve (2110) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour. Small white head. Citrusy and refreshing aroma. Slightly acidic. Cat piss. Quite dry aroma and more so in the flavour. Wheaty flavours. Watery at times as well. High carbonation level. Hop bitterness is there, but shows up more in the finish.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade with Allen. Pours an opaque cloudy straw yellow with a brief dense white meringue of a head that rather quickly fades away. Sourish aroma of floral perfume, wheat, orange oil, and mild spices. Light palate with flavours of wheat and honey, lavender, cardamom, and subtle spice. Bordering on sour. Bitterly tart and acidic, like biting a grape seed. I enjoyed this take on a style that usually embodies too much sweetness with the wheat and spices. Instead this is a very austere, lean, bitterly refreshing example. Thanks Allen!
Embrouille (2788) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a pale hazy yellow beer with a creamy white head. Lively carbonation. A lot of sediment. The nose is medicinal with notes of honey, oranges, juniper berries, cloves and marzipan. A hint of pumpkin. Extremely distinctable and strong. A huge amount of cloves in the taste. Notes of celery. Yeasty and acidic. Interesting. Not at all enjoyable though. Woody. Decent bitterness. Remarkably "christmassy". Strange. Plenty of character but not enjoyable.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours orange golden and cloudy. The head is rather minimal. A great complex aroma, a lot of acidity, lemony with orange zest and spices. Geuze character. The sour lemony and orange zest flavours find balancing honey sweetness. An outstanding beer!
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, BB May 2009) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, orange peel, floral, herbs, and grass. Flavor of lemon, wheat, coriander, honey, floral hops, banana, and orange peel with a bitter finish.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of mgermani: Poured a medium yellow color ale with a pure white bubbly head with average retention but no lacing. Aroma of light wheat malt is not the most interesting. Taste is a mix between some light wheat malt notes with no spices really discernable and some traces of sourness. Full body with some limited filtration and some medium carbonation. Definitely not the best beer fro this usually fine brewery.