nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bir & Fud, Roma. Hazy golden with creamy beige head. Nose and flavour of juicy passionfruit, grapefruit, lychee and caramel. Very smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with a big hoppy kick. Very nice.
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - APR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl, from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. 5.4% ABV. BB 15.11.2010. Two-inch offwhite head, slowly diminishing. Reddish amber colour, fairly clear, becoming hazier towards the end of the bottle. Fabulous nose; hoppy and sweet malty. Medium-bodied palate initially with a prominent near-IPA hop bitterness, but it finishes a bit harsh and thin, leaving a somewhat unbalanced impression.
ClubGonzo (5420) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another bottle of surprise from Italy. It’s slightly pretentious name makes me put on my "stern judge glasses" as I commence to pour out a cloudy amber with a thin, white head as top. Smell is not strong, but indicates a floral, hoppy kinda thing coming up. Right indeed, the fruity American hops come blended rather elegantly with some deeper, malty notes. Strong, grassy hop; not quite IPA strength but almost. Very drinkable. Prego Italia for this one, which is an original and well-made brew, despite the fact that all those wonderful notes in there just makes me long for its big brother who has a bit more of everything there is in it. Let’s hope such a version comes around my way.
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - MAR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birra di colore ambrato con una bella testa biancastra.L’ Aroma è maltato con alcuni frutti e punte di luppolo. Il Sapore è moderato e spazia tra il dolce del malto, frutta, pini e l’ amaro del luppolo.
una buonissima birra da provare!
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - FEB 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. grande birra con un aroma complesso,floreale e speziato per questo blended di luppoli.al gusto prevale il luppolo e note resinose.un finale amaro e secco.equlibrata e con un buon corpo.
espenra (994) - 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 (2575) - 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 (7293) - 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.