espenra (985) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Best before 2010-11-05. A bit hazy goldish orange colour with a with a medium big creamy head. Small dose of carbonation and some residue. Aroma is both hoppy and sweet at the same time. Some tropical fruits, pepper. The flavour is hoppy, but a bit thin and watery. Notes of hops, tropical fruits and pine. Some wood and spices in the flavour. Medium long, bitter aftertaste.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle at home. Clear amber color, nice off-white/beige head. Aroma is malty with some fruit and hops. Flavor is moderate sweet malty, fruit, pine and much bitterness. Fine carbonation. Not as balanced as expected, but a fine American Åale Ale.
RuneStumo (2526) - Haugesund, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
13.02.2010, 0,33l Bottle. 5,4% alc./vol. From Vinmonopolet. Dark golden colour with white head. Aroma is dominated by hops.The aromatic hops has a pine aroma. Not much sweetness. Aftertaste is also bitter and the beer leaves a dry mouthfeel.
larsga (7157) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge beige shiny coarseish head. Hazy red body with floaties and fast carbonation. Tropical fruit, wood, and lacquer aroma with peppery notes. Dry-bitter tropical fruit and resin taste with wooden spicy peppery notes. Mid-bodied. Faintly astringent mouthfeel. Dry spicy wooden resiny aftertaste with roasty resiny notes. Very nice, even if strongly hopped with a lack of compensating sweetness. Easy to drink, too. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly.)
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml, funky wide bottomed bottle. Pours a clear, deep copper with a massive, rocky tan head with loads of sticky lacing. Nice! Aroma is very inviting. Floral, resinous and fruity hops, slightly perfumy, spicy, with faint sugary, caramel and perhaps a hint of bready malts, and a slight sour note. This is quite a bitter bruiser of a brew, more because percieved bitterness than massive hop amounts I suspect. Bitter from start to finish more or less, lacks a little more malts to back up the hop attack. Light to medium bodied, mellow carbonation. Should be great as a refreshing summer drink.
gunnar (7599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arty bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber/golden with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, apricot and malts. Taste reminds me of old times malt sweets, but it is mixed with some lovely hops and a perfect carbonation Taste ends drying up a bit, making me take another lovely sip of this nice elixir. Recommended
abemorsten (3503) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden with a tanned head. Inviting hoppy aroma with herbal tones. Heavy initial resin-like bitterness in the mouth, but the finish is surprisingly short. Dry texture. I miss the sweetness to balance the bitterness.
Ackcdent (5) - , NORWAY - JAN 29, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow, hoppy, fresh. Honeyish aroma. Elegant. Nicely shaped bottom heavy bottle.
yngwie (16389) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl, 5.2%. It’s a slighlty cloudy dark orange-golden beer with a fingerthick beige head. leaving lacings. Piney, resiny nose with peaches and malts. The hops do most of the job. That goes for the flavor too, which has a lovely bitterness on a sweet, malty base. Peach, pine and resin, with some citrus peel too. Full-bodied, nicely carbonated, and with a lingering bitterness in the end. A really fine APA. 100127
Beer5000 (5776) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 330 ml bottle. Hazy copper red body with a big, creamy beige head. Aroma of bitter grapefruit, peaches and a hint of caramel. Flavor is citric fruity, very tasty malt and caramel, a fine sharp but balanced bitterness. A very tasty and refreshing beer with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. God body for only 5,4 % ABV and a long and pleasant bitter finish. This beer stand out more like an IPA for me, with a much more sophisticate malt body than many other “big” IPA’s. Some of them have a fine hop aroma and flavor, but the body is just based on a plain caramel malt body. This one got it all.