Sk8tybrd (7) - USA - MAR 29, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Unfiltered, lovely golden color. apples and juniper on the nose. Yeasty! mmmmm...mmmmm..good. Apples and juniper on the palate as well. nice lingering flavors and persistant effervesance. nicely balanced and Solid.
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. This beer was kinda hard to find online, listed as it is on the label as "Bøgedal Lys # 1". Only when I read the fine print did I see "Brygg no. 224", which lead me to this alias here on RB. The confusing thing here is that the ABV on my bottle is 8 % ABV (which is right for the alias), while this "aliased beer" is only listed to 6,8 %. Dunno what’s going on here, but I suggest Bøgedal start actually giving real names to their beers instead of confusing, aliasing, nonsensical numbers. It’s not that hard guys, come on. And it’s more fun. Oh well, on with the rating. Pours a deep golden amber body with a fine-masked creamy off-white head. Lookin’ good. Aroma is very floral, with tones of heather honey, flowers and some very nice fruity tones as well. Hints of herbal grassiness, the whole thing is subtly composed and the scent flows out of the glass to a considerable radius. Hard to pin down, apart from the floral-ness of it all. Nice, though. Taste is also very floral, reminding me of some sort of herbal tripel of sorts. Very smooth, sweet light maltiness coupled with an extremely well-balanced hop bitterness with tiny hints of grass and pine. Neither malts nor hops are the main characters here; the beer itself is highly balanced and the integrated wholes is taking up the stage all by itself. Full-bodied and really, really nice. Definitely the best one from Bøgedal for me so far, and actually worth my money despite the somewhat deterring price tag. What a nice surprise! :-)
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting at Chris Fischer’s (from Liars Club) house. Batch No. 101. Pours with a golden orange body topped by a thick head with lots of lacing. It’s sweet and fruity with a floral notes and a little grassy hops. Very nice. Light to medium bodied and smooth yet a touch warming.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is considered a pale ale apparently, it was labeled as 101. Pours with a golden color and no head. very low carbonation. However flavor and aroma are outstanding a perfect balance of malts and hops with great notes of honey and peach. Very smooth on the palate, a bit of a lingering bitterness in the finish.
Palme (2669) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.75l corked bottle that has been cellared for about one year. DAMN! The cork really REALLY popped! Think I might have given the next door dog a heart attack. I sure as hell got spooked into a different dimension.. This beer start off as a light blurry glowing-amber beer, but as you get closer to the bottom it turned really hazy and in the finish it’s really really packed with tons of sediments and it’s actually on the border of being murky. It has a big fantastic looking fluffy off-white head. The aroma is lovely fruity with notes of apples, peach, pear, caramel and some suitable alcohol hints. The carbonation is average with these typical small-prickling bubbles and the mouthfeel is light sticky to oily. The flavors are rich, warming, fruity, caramel, extremely balanced with woody hints and a perfect little alcohol twitch towards finish. Really really good! 10.01.2012
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good swethened beer from boegedal, but more straight forward than other of their series.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
as 00101. Orange color with faint white head. Light malty aroma with juniper and faint apple. Apple and juniper in the body. Smooth thick finish.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. This was a big surprise. I really liked this one. Amber pour, decent white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, vanilla and some hops. Flavor is really nice and smooth. Caramel, sugar, sweet, hops, and some spice. Nice.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nr. 0125. 750 mL brewed 03/25/08, bottled 04/07/08. Pours hazy orange gold with a big, off white head into a pint glass. This is the most visibly active beer I’ve ever seen. Tons of sediment which the carbonation keeps bouncing around. It’s like a typhoon in a glass, awesome. Sweet aroma, floral and honey, crisp, lemony cascade hops, bready malt, a bit earthy. There’s a lot going on here. Nice and subtle with a wonderful clean aspect. The cascades are again evident with the free floating yeast giving it an interesting tang. The floral/honey sweetness is there too. Finishes sweet, earthy, and a bit dry. Light to medium bodied with a fuzzy mouthfeel; very drinkable. Refreshing and subtle, a nice little gem.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Bottle (75cl corked, as no 91) at Københavnske Øldage. Golden, almost clear, with a white head. Alcohol, sugar, malt, grain and hops in the aroma. The flavor is quite nice as well, with sweetness, spices, a little maltiness and some hops. Medium body, and a bit grainy finish. Nice, but not their best. Rating: 6-3-6-3-13-3.1 (070511)
Botte, 75cl corked at Kolding Ølmesse. (as nr. 0118) Pours a hazy orange-golden body with a nice, off-white head. Sweetish, spiced and malty aroma. The flavor is sweet all the way, but there’s also room for pale malts and some spicy notes. Full, sweetish, slightly warming mouthfeel. The finish is bitter, with some spices, alcohol-notes and malt. Lovely Belgian-like Bøgedal beer. (080229)7