Rune (8828) - Tromsø, - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, lotto 367, from Vinmonopolet Valkendorf, Bergen. Shared at a rating session with Finn. Unclear golden coloured body. Diminishing white head. Dotted spots to the glassware. Dry fruity smell with a touch of bacon beneath. The taste profile is rather complex with smoked malts, nuts, wood and some hints of tannin. Malt-fruity ending. Unusual and quite tasty (Tromsø, 20.09.2012).
Sigmund (5462) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle, as Birradamare ’na Biretta de Castagne, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 5.8%. BB date 07.2013. Pours fizzy with a low white head. Deep golden to amber colour with floaties. Unfresh aroma of chestnuts and smoke.The medium dry flavour has notes of smoked meat and nuts, hardly any noticeable hops. Might have been somewhat better as fresh, but I doubt that it would be worth the money under any circumstance.
Lele (198) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Birra fatta con castagne (particolarità italiana), che si sentono però veramente poco. Si percepisce un affumicato e del maltato. Niente male, ma spero che esistano esempi di birre alle castagne decisamente migliori
Foffern (1360) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Has a golden amber colour with a off-white creamy medium head. Sweet and smokey aroma with sweet malt, some fruit and rye bread. The flavour falls a bit through and is more faint than expected. Still some smoke and sweet malt but that’s it. The mouth feel is though smooth and round, and has a very light bitterness. The aroma was nice but the flavour did disappoint. This must be one of the most easy-drinking smoked beers.
Fenrir (19) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from vinmonopolet Kvadrat, also a gusher, sweet and smokey aroma. Clowdy and wierd. Not to my liking.
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gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Gusher. Pours clear golden/amber with a small white head. Aroma of light smoked meat,caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, nearly no trace of smoke. Thin body and rather too sweet for my likings.
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l spandert av Rune og delt under rateseanse hos ham 20 Sep 12. LOT 367. Gylden. Litt uklar. Middels høyt tett skum. God krydderaroma med innslag av tre. Minner om eik men er nok kastanje. Søt treaktig smak. Sevje. Uvanlig øl men ikke dumt. Pluss for flaskedesignet.
ClubGonzo (4446) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange body with a medium bubbly white head. Nose is caramel, grains, grass, hints of chestnut and slight metallic. Taste is caramel, leather, nuts, hints of smoke, peat and chestnut. Unusual, and quite nice. Thin body with a sparkling carbonation, a combo that doesn’t suit this kind of smoked beer very much and draws back the overall impression significantly. Tasty enough, but too thin for me.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33l bottle from #367. This is a light blurry golden-honey colored one totally packed with small particles floating about in the glass and a medium sized heavy lacing off-white top. On the nose I get some ripe fruits - the sweet kind. It’s softly smoky as well with some ham and sausage. It’s average to lively on the carbonation and it has a fizzing oily mouthfeel. Clear thin fruity flavor, more soft smoke, straws and tones of sausage and mint. Wet old grass and leafs in the finish. A bit on the sweet side, but interesting. Not completely mine thang though, but no off-flavors what so ever. 19.10.2012